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iOS 7 compatibility device list to stop confusion

Under: iOS, Software
Date: September 13th, 2013

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Many of you will already know that Apple’s iOS 7 is on the way. This is the next mobile operating system update and is a radical change from previous iterations. The public release of iOS 7 is set for September 18, and so today we want to show you an iO7 compatibility device list to stop any confusion.

The new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will be released from September 20 and will both launch running iOS 7. There are many other iOS device users out there though, who may be wondering if iOS 7 is compatible with their iPhone, iPad or iPod.

The image below shows the other Apple devices that will be compatible with iOS 7. As you can see these are the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, iPad 2, iPad with Retina Display (iPad 3 and 4), iPad mini, and iPod touch 5th generation (16GB and 32/64GB).

However, it’s important to remember that not all of these previous devices will support all of the new iOS 7 features. For example AirDrop is only supported by the iPhone 5, iPad 4th generation, iPad mini and iPod touch 5th generation, and this may disappoint some other device users.

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If you want to see more about various device support for different features head to Apple here. If you scroll right down to the bottom of the page below the compatibility chart you’ll see this detailed in very small print.

Another consideration is that not all iOS 7 features will be available in all regions. If you head to Apple here you will find a list of iOS 7 features and can check to see if any particular feature is available in your country or not.

The countdown to the public release of iOS 7 is now on, and many users will notice a real transformation in the look of the new operating system. You can get an idea of how the final release will look in our previous post with an iOS 7 review video.

Are you eagerly waiting to use iOS 7 on your existing Apple iOS device? Is your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on the iOS 7 compatibility list? Maybe you’re one of those who have a device that is unfortunately not compatible with iOS 7? Let us know with your comments.

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  • fatso

    hello im stupid

  • Ben

    There should be an iOS 7 update for iPad 3 :)

    • Bilz

      There is, iPad 3 has a retina display! :)

  • Ben

    Ikr

  • AHHHHH APPLE YOU SUCK

    This is sooo F***ING STUPID!!!!!!!
    The iPhone 4 came out BEFORE the iPod Touch 4… WHY THE HELL would they not make it for a more recent device?!?!?!?!?!?

    guess im just stuck here with an iPod 4th gen when older devices run on a new OS?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    • Noah

      Agreed! I’ve had the iPod 2 and then I upgraded to 4th gen because the 2nd didn’t support anything. Now my 1 year old $200 iPod touch 4th gen will have to be upgraded again while the iPod has full capability to run IOS7. I don’t like apple practically putting a 2 year contract on us! This is complete bull! And even the iPad 3 will have iOS 7 like WTF!

      • Noah

        And even the iPad 2 but no iPod 4th! Like WTF!!!!!

        • Jake

          once again, Name is right. The ipod touch 4G has a weaker processor even though it may be newer. Apple did not base the release devices of iOS 7 for the profit of forcing people to buy newer devices. They only allow it for devices that have the capacity to run it.

          • Nathan Hood

            So when 8.0 comes out it will not support the iPod and iPhone 5 siries? We will have to buy the most current devices? The iPhone 4 came out before the iPod 4 so should why does the iPod 4 have a worse processor!?

      • Name

        The reason for which devices do and don’t get update is the processor inside them. The iPod Touch 4th Gen is weaker than the iPhone 4, that’s why.

    • Martha

      Seriously! I bought the iPod Touch 4G a month before I heard about the 5G. At the time, I didn’t care about the 5G until I heard about iOS 7. This is a major blow.

      • Moiz

        dont call it a 5g you sound like an anal nutbag!!

        • Martha

          Uh, I’m sorry?

    • andy

      i agree, wtf why didnt apple support ipod 4th generation devices even though the iphone 4 came out before that i guess they are trying to make more money :P

    • BOO YOU SUCK

      HA HA HA HA
      UPdate your device you poor child!

    • Nathan Hood

      I know, I do not get why apple would support older devices!
      Somehow an older device has a better processor.

  • Lube

    Yay i have the ipad with retina display!! :D costs $500 but its worth it to get ios 7!!

  • Lube

    Got it now just to get ios 7 :) even though its not out :I

  • Nathan Hood

    I know, I do not get why apple would support older devices!
    Somehow an older device has a better processor. So when 8.0 comes out it will not support the iPod and iPhone 5 series? Will we have to buy the most current devices? The iPhone 4 came out before the iPod 4 so should why does the iPod 4 have a worse processor!? Wtf!

  • TheGamerOfMine

    shut up people with iphone 3gs and ipod 4.
    look at what happened with the people with the iphone 3g,2g and the ipod touch 3g,2g,and 1g. also look at the ipad 1 ! come on. ios 7 has to disable its ios to some users too. same with ios 6 when ipad 1 and ipod touch 3g got left behind.

    also when ios 5 came out, it left out iphone 3g and ipod touch 2g.

    last when iphone os 4 came out. it left out iphone 2g and ipod touch 1st gen.

    Time just goes by.

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