Is Your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch ARKit Compatible? Here’s The Full Compatibility List

With the release of iOS 11 Apple brought support for ARKit based applications that allow users to do fun and useful things using their device’s camera. The Augmented Reality apps are going to change the way we use our smartphones and with huge iOS install base they are quickly going to become a standard.

Google knows how big Augmented Reality is going to get in the near future, that is why the company has launched rival AR platform ARCore for Android devices.

In mid-September when iOS 11 became available with ARKit it quickly became one of the biggest Augmented Reality platforms on the planet. There’s no doubt that developers have already adopted the platform and we will see more and more apps releasing on the platform in near future.

While most of the iOS devices will support ARKit, there are still minimum requirements for the hardware to be able to run the power hungry AR applications. Apple has already announced that any device that has A9 chip or later will support ARKit apps, provided it is running iOS 11 or later. So a device with A9 chip, A9X chip, A10 chip and A10X chip all the way up to A15 Bionic and M1 chip will fully support ARKit apps once you update it to iOS 11 or later.

Also read: 9 ARKit Demos That Will Blow Your Mind: Drawing, Measuring, Shopping, Gaming And Eating

Full compatibility list of iOS devices that support ARKit Augmented Reality Apps 

iPhone

  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone SE 2020
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone SE

iPad

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch 5th generation
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch 4th generation
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd generation
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2nd generation
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch 1st generation
  • iPad Pro 11-inch 3rd generation
  • iPad Pro 11-inch 2nd generation
  • iPad Pro 11-inch 1st generation
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad Air 4
  • iPad Air 3
  • iPad mini 6
  • iPad mini 5
  • iPad 10.2 (2021)
  • iPad 10.2-inch (2020)
  • iPad 10.2-inch (2019)
  • iPad 2019
  • iPad 2018
  • iPad 2017

iPod touch

  • iPod touch 7th generation

iOS devices that don’t support ARKit

  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 4th generation
  • iPod touch 6th generation

This is the list of Apple iOS devices that support ARKit and Augmented Reality features offered by third-party apps.

Article updated on 24th February, 2022.

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