Here are the iOS 11 Features That Are Not Supported on Older iPads

iOS 11 for iPad

We just covered the list of iOS 11 features that are not supported on the older iPhones. Unfortunately, some of the older iPads also don’t get all the new iOS 11 features.

iPads Not Getting the iOS 11 Update

Since Apple is dropping support for 32-bit binaries entirely with iOS 11, all iOS devices featuring a 32-bit chipset will not receive the update.

  • iPad 3
  • iPad 4

iOS 11 supports the following iPads:

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation, 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 5th generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2

ARKit

Since ARKit is pretty resource intensive and requires significant computing power, Apple is only bringing it to selected iPads. This list essentially consists of iOS devices that are powered by an A9, A10, or A11 chipset.

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • 2017 iPad

It means ARKit apps won’t be supported on the following iPads:

  • iPad Air
  • iPad 5th generation
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2

Apple Pay Cash

Apple is debuting a new peer-to-peer payment service with iOS 11 called Apple Pay Cash. The service will allow iPhone and iPad owners to send and receive money to their friends using a dedicated Apple Pay app in iMessage. The money received will be stored in a virtual debit card from Apple. This money can be used for any kind of purchases where Apple Pay is supported.

The following devices support Apple Pay Cash:

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad 5 the generation
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 3

It means Apple Pay Cash like Apple Pay won’t be supported on the following iPads:

  • iPad mini 2

iOS 11 Flashlight Feature

Apple has finally introduced the handy Flashlight feature in the Control Center that has been available on iPhones for quite a while, for iPads as well. However, it is only supported on iPads that come with a flashlight. So it will be available only on the following devices:

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro

The Flashlight feature won’t be available on the following iPads:

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 5th generation
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2

Read: iOS 11 Features That Are Not Available on Older iPhones


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