Here are all the iPhones and iPads that iOS 10 will make obsolete

iOS 10 will sweep a whole lot of iPhones and iPads into obsolescence.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor

Apple has just unveiled the public beta for iOS 10, but before you get excited, it's probably worth while taking a look at the device compatibility list.

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Here is a list of iPhones and iPads that support iOS 10:

  • iPad 4th gen
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPod touch 6th
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6/6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s/6s Plus

This means the end of the road for a number of devices:

  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3rd gen
  • iPad mini
  • iPhone 4s
  • iPod touch 5th gen

Some of these, specifically from the iPad camp, are really popular devices. In fact, iOS 10 could send as many as 40 percent of existing iPads to the scrap pile.

The iPad 2 in particular is a very popular device (it was sold between March 2011 and March 2014), and is only one percentage point behind the iPad Air (18 percent share, compared to 17 percent).

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