iOS 10 was officially announced on June 13, 2016 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. Apple previewed the new firmware alongside macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 and tvOS 10. The update brings a ton of new features to supported devices, including new messaging features, Siri support for third-party apps, a new Home app and more. iOS 10 also marks the end for older hardware, such as the iPhone 4s and iPad 2.
Both the iPhone 4s and iPad 2 lifespans were extended when Apple announced in September 2015 that they both would support iOS 9.0 and later. This makes both devices the longest supported mobile products Apple has ever released. Most iPhone models only last three cycles, but the iPhone 4s lasted a lot longer. The iPhone 4s and iPad 2 will only be supported until iOS 9.3.3.
Here's a list of devices that support iOS 10.0 and later. If your device is not on this list it will not be able to take advantage of any new iOS 10 features, or receive any of the new messaging features, such as screen effects.iPod touch
- iPod touch (6th generation)
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
- iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- iPad mini 2 - 4
- iPad 4
- iPad Air 1 - 2
- iPad Pro (9.7- and 12.9-inch)
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iPhone: iPhone 7(Plus)/iPhone 6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/SE/5s/5c/5
iPad: iPad Pro(12.9/9.7 inch model)/Air 2/Air/4th generation/Mini 4/Mini 3/Mini 2
iPod Touch: iPod Touch(6th generation)
To avoid losing data during the process, do not forget to backup your iPhone and iPad before upgrade to iOS 10. You could use iTunes, iCloud and iRefone to do the backup. Once you lost some data after update to iOS 10, don’t worry, you could use iRefone to help you recover lost data due to upgrade to iOS 10.