Official iOS 12 Release Date

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After releasing multiple beta builds and months of testing, Apple has finally announced the iOS 12 release date of the final build to the public.

iOS 12 Release Date

Apple will be releasing the final build of iOS 12 to the public on September 17. Apple will be seeding the Golden Master build of iOS 12 to developers and public beta testers later today. Until and unless any major bug is discovered, it is likely that the same GM build will be released to the public next week as the final public release.

iOS 12 Compatibility

iOS 12 is compatible with the same set of devices that were compatible with iOS 11.

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • 6th generation iPod Touch


  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad (2017/2018)
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (All generations)
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad 5

iOS 12 Features

iOS 12 comes with a number of new features, though the highlight of the update is improved performance on older iOS devices. It also introduces Grouped Notifications, tools like App Limits and Downtime for Digital Wellbeing, new Animojis, Memoji, and more.

Along with iOS 12, Apple will also release watchOS 5 on September 17.

Make sure to read about all the new iOS 12 features here.