Apple unveiled iOS 15 at WWDC 2021 tonight (7 June) and it's packed with new features. From Focus to SharePlay, from live photo text-scraping to Android and Windows users being welcomed into FaceTime (given surprisingly little fanfare, that one), it looks like another bumper year for iPhone owners.

First impressions are cautiously positive, but it doesn't matter how good the software is if you can't install it on your phone. Will you be able to update your iPhone to iOS 15 when it launches to the general public this autumn? And, assuming you're prepared to take the risk of a buggy device, will you be able to install the iOS 15 beta before then?

The good news is that, contrary to expectations, all the iPhones that were capable of running iOS 14 can also run iOS 15 and all of its beta versions. (Amazingly, this is the same list of devices that could run iOS 13 as well!) That means owners of an iPhone 6s or later are in luck.

However, you should remember that just because your iPhone can run iOS 15 doesn't mean that you will get all the features. Read: Which iOS 15 features run on my iPhone to find out which iOS 15 features your iPhone supports.

Here's the full list of iOS 15-compatible iPhones and iPods at time of writing:

  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (2016)
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro 
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPod touch (seventh-gen)

On top of this, all iPhones released in the foreseeable future (and any new iPod touch models) will be capable of running iOS 15. When the iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max come out this autumn, they will have iOS 15 preinstalled.

The same applies to the rumoured new iPod touch - if such a device ever launches, which is far from certain.