Device Compatibility

The information property list (Info.plist) file contains critical information about your app’s configuration and must be included in your app bundle. Every new project you create in Xcode has a default Info.plist file configured with some basic information about your project. You can modify this file to specify additional configuration details for your app.

The UIRequiredDeviceCapabilities key lets you declare the hardware or specific capabilities that your app needs in order to run. All apps are required to have this key in their Info.plist file. The App Store uses the contents of this key to prevent users from downloading your app onto a device that cannot possibly run it. The tables in this chapter show all iOS devices and their capabilities.

Declaring the Required Device Capabilities

The value of the UIRequiredDeviceCapabilities key is either an array or a dictionary that contains additional keys identifying features your app requires (or specifically prohibits). If you specify the value of the key using an array, the presence of a key indicates that the feature is required; the absence of a key indicates that the feature is not required and that the app can run without it. If you specify a dictionary instead, each key in the dictionary must have a Boolean value that indicates whether the feature is required or prohibited. A value of true indicates the feature is required and a value of false indicates that the feature must not be present on the device. If a given capability is optional for your app, do not include the corresponding key in the dictionary.

For the list of possible UIRequiredDeviceCapabilities keys, see UIRequiredDeviceCapabilities in Information Property List Key Reference. Be sure to include keys only for the features that your app absolutely requires. If your app can run without a specific feature, do not include the corresponding key. For detailed information on how to create and edit property lists, see Information Property List Key Reference.

The sections that follow detail the compatibility of each iOS device model with all UIRequiredDeviceCapabilities keys.

iPhone Devices

Table 1-1, Table 1-2, and Table 1-3 list the capabilities for iPhone devices.

Table 1-1  iPhone 6, iPhone 7, and iPhone SE device compatibility

Compatibility

iPhone 7

iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone 6s

iPhone 6s Plus

iPhone SE

iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Plus

accelerometer

X

X

X

X

armv6

X

X

X

X

armv7

X

X

X

X

arm64

X

X

X

X

auto-focus-camera

X

X

X

X

bluetooth-le

X

X

X

X

camera-flash

X

X

X

X

front-facing-camera

X

X

X

X

gamekit

X

X

X

X

gps

X

X

X

X

gyroscope

X

X

X

X

healthkit

X

X

X

X

location-services

X

X

X

X

magnetometer

X

X

X

X

metal

X

X

X

X

microphone

X

X

X

X

opengles-1

X

X

X

X

opengles-2

X

X

X

X

opengles-3

X

X

X

X

peer-peer

X

X

X

X

sms

X

X

X

X

still-camera

X

X

X

X

telephony

X

X

X

X

video-camera

X

X

X

X

wifi

X

X

X

X

Table 1-2  iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 device compatibility

Compatibility

iPhone 4

iPhone 4s

iPhone 5

iPhone 5c

iPhone 5s

accelerometer

X

X

X

X

X

armv6

X

X

X

X

X

armv7

X

X

X

X

X

arm64

X

auto-focus-camera

X

X

X

X

X

bluetooth-le

 

X

X

X

X

camera-flash

X

X

X

X

X

front-facing-camera

X

X

X

X

X

gamekit

X

X

X

X

X

gps

X

X

X

X

X

gyroscope

X

X

X

X

X

healthkit

X

X

X

X

location-services

X

X

X

X

X

magnetometer

X

X

X

X

X

metal

X

microphone

X

X

X

X

X

opengles-1

X

X

X

X

X

opengles-2

X

X

X

X

X

opengles-3

X

peer-peer

X

X

X

X

X

sms

X

X

X

X

X

still-camera

X

X

X

X

X

telephony

X

X

X

X

X

video-camera

X

X

X

X

X

wifi

X

X

X

X

X

Table 1-3  iPhone and iPhone 3G device compatibility

Compatibility

iPhone

iPhone 3G

iPhone 3GS

iPhone 3GS (China)

accelerometer

X

X

X

X

armv6

X

X

X

X

armv7

X

X

arm64

auto-focus-camera

 

 

X

X

bluetooth-le

 

 

 

 

camera-flash

 

 

 

 

front-facing-camera

 

 

 

 

gamekit

X

X

gps

 

X

X

X

gyroscope

 

 

 

 

healthkit

location-services

X

X

X

X

magnetometer

X

X

metal

microphone

X

X

X

X

opengles-1

X

X

X

X

opengles-2

X

X

opengles-3

peer-peer

X

X

X

sms

X

X

X

X

still-camera

X

X

X

X

telephony

X

X

X

X

video-camera

 

 

X

X

wifi

X

X

X

iPad Devices

Table 1-4, Table 1-5, Table 1-6, and Table 1-7 list the capabilities for iPad devices.

Table 1-4  iPad Pro device compatibility

Compatibility

iPad Pro (12.9-inch)

Wi-Fi

iPad Pro (12.9-inch)

Wi-Fi + Cellular

iPad Pro (9.7-inch)

Wi-Fi

iPad Pro (9.7-inch)

Wi-Fi + Cellular

accelerometer

X

X

X

X

armv6

X

X

X

X

armv7

X

X

X

X

arm64

X

X

X

X

auto-focus-camera

X

X

X

X

bluetooth-le

X

X

X

X

camera-flash

X

X

front-facing-camera

X

X

X

X

gamekit

X

X

X

X

gps

X

X

gyroscope

X

X

X

X

healthkit

location-services

X

X

X

X

magnetometer

X

X

X

X

metal

X

X

X

X

microphone

X

X

X

X

opengles-1

X

X

X

X

opengles-2

X

X

X

X

opengles-3

X

X

X

X

peer-peer

X

X

X

X

sms

still-camera

X

X

X

X

telephony

video-camera

X

X

X

X

wifi

X

X

X

X

Table 1-5  iPad (4th generation), and iPad Air device compatibility

Compatibility

iPad

Wi-Fi

(4th gen)

iPad

Wi-Fi + Cellular

(4th gen)

iPad Air

Wi-Fi

iPad Air

Wi-Fi + Cellular

iPad Air 2

Wi-Fi

iPad Air 2

Wi-Fi + Cellular

accelerometer

X

X

X

X

X

X

armv6

X

X

X

X

X

X

armv7

X

X

X

X

X

X

arm64

X

X

X

X

auto-focus-camera

X

X

X

X

X

X

bluetooth-le

X

X

X

X

X

X

camera-flash

front-facing-camera

X

X

X

X

X

X

gamekit

X

X

X

X

X

X

gps

X

X

X

gyroscope

X

X

X

X

X

X

healthkit

location-services

X

X

X

X

X

X

magnetometer

X

X

X

X

X

X

metal

X

X

X

X

microphone

X

X

X

X

X

X

opengles-1

X

X

X

X

X

X

opengles-2

X

X

X

X

X

X

opengles-3

X

X

X

X

peer-peer

X

X

X

X

X

X

sms

still-camera

X

X

X

X

X

X

telephony

video-camera

X

X

X

X

X

X

wifi

X

X

X

X

X

X

Table 1-6  iPad mini device compatibility

Compatibility

iPad mini

Wi-Fi

iPad mini

Wi-Fi + Cellular

iPad mini 2

Wi-Fi

iPad mini 2

Wi-Fi + Cellular

iPad mini 3

Wi-Fi

iPad mini 3

Wi-Fi + Cellular

iPad mini 4

Wi-Fi

iPad mini 4

Wi-Fi + Cellular

accelerometer

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

armv6

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

armv7

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

arm64

X

X

X

X

X

X

auto-focus-camera

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

bluetooth-le

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

camera-flash

 

 

front-facing-camera

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

gamekit

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

gps

 

X

X

X

X

gyroscope

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

healthkit

location-services

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

magnetometer

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

metal

X

X

X

X

X

X

microphone

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

opengles-1

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

opengles-2

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

opengles-3

X

X

X

X

X

X

peer-peer

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

sms

still-camera

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

telephony

video-camera

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

wifi

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Table 1-7  iPad 1, iPad 2, and iPad (3rd generation) device compatibility

Compatibility

iPad

Wi-Fi

iPad

Wi-Fi + 3G

iPad 2

Wi-Fi

iPad 2

Wi-Fi + 3G

iPad

Wi-Fi

(3rd gen)

iPad

Wi-Fi + Cellular

(3rd gen)

accelerometer

X

X

X

X

X

X

armv6

X

X

X

X

X

X

armv7

X

X

X

X

X

X

arm64

auto-focus-camera

 

 

 

 

X

X

bluetooth-le

 

 

 

 

X

X

camera-flash

 

 

 

 

front-facing-camera

 

 

X

X

X

X

gamekit

X

X

X

X

X

X

gps

 

X

 

X

X

gyroscope

 

 

X

X

X

X

healthkit

location-services

X

X

X

X

X

X

magnetometer

X

X

X

X

X

X

metal

microphone

X

X

X

X

X

X

opengles-1

X

X

X

X

X

X

opengles-2

X

X

X

X

X

X

opengles-3

peer-peer

X

X

X

X

X

X

sms

still-camera

X

X

X

X

telephony

video-camera

 

 

X

X

X

X

wifi

X

X

X

X

X

X

iPod Touch Devices

Table 1-8 list the capabilities for iPod touch devices.

Table 1-8  iPod touch device compatibility

Compatibility

iPod touch

iPod touch

2nd gen

iPod touch

3rd gen

iPod touch

4th gen

iPod touch

5th gen

iPod touch

5th gen 16GB (no rear-facing camera)

iPod touch

6th gen

accelerometer

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

armv6

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

armv7

X

X

X

X

X

arm64

X

auto-focus-camera

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

bluetooth-le

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

camera-flash

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

front-facing-camera

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

gamekit

X

X

X

X

X

X

gps

 

 

 

 

gyroscope

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

healthkit

X

X

X

location-services

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

magnetometer

metal

X

microphone

X

X

X

X

X

X

opengles-1

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

opengles-2

X

X

X

X

X

opengles-3

X

peer-peer

X

X

X

X

X

X

sms

still-camera

X

X

X

telephony

video-camera

 

 

 

X

X

X

wifi

X

X

X

X

X

X

X