The British newspaper "Daily Mail" reported that anyone who is still using iPhones that were released before 2018, including the SE series and the 8 Plus model or earlier versions, will be deprived of the new "iOS 18" system.

“This type of iPhone will not be compatible due to older chipsets running a slower processor and weak memory that cannot support high-power features,” she added.

Smart devices will need Apple's A12 Bionic chip to be compatible with the iOS 18 update.

Here are the iPhones that are not compatible with iOS 18:

  • iPhone 5s

  • iPhone 6

  • iPhone 6 Plus 

  • iPhone 7

  • iPhone 7 Plus 

  • iPhone 8

  • iPhone 8 Plus 

  • iPhone SE first generation

The source explained that this year's operating system is scheduled to be Apple's "biggest update" yet, which could partner with Google's "AI Gemini," which would create images and write articles based on simple requests on the iPhone for the first time.

Apple is expected to unveil the iOS 18 operating system at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), scheduled to be held from June 10 to 14.