iOS 7 iPad appearance and device compatibility


Many of you will have been following the formal unveiling this week of Apple’s iOS 7. We’ve been bringing news on all of the various aspects of iOS 7 and today we have an image showing you the iOS 7 iPad appearance, as well as news on device compatibility.

So far iOS 7 seems to have been really well received, and it’s due for a public release in the fall. We’ve seen plenty of iOS 7 images shown on an iPhone, but if you’ve been wondering what iOS 7 will look like when it appears on iPads then Apple has revealed a glimpse of this on its iOS 7 features page. As you can see from the image below, both the iPad 2 and iPad with Retina Display look exactly the same and have the same configuration, although the image does show the new stock wallpaper.

However, when looking at the iPad mini we can see that the spacing around the icons and between them looks marginally changed, although the configuration is the same as with iOS 6. The same chart also shows all of the iOS 7 devices that will be compatible with iOS 7. The iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 all come into that category, as well as the iPod touch 16GB 5th generation and later, and ditto for the iPod touch 32 and 64GB models. Regarding the iPad, then the iPad 2 and iPads with Retina display (iPad 3 and 4), as well as the iPad mini will be compatible with iOS 7.

Alas, if you have any iOS devices previous to these, then they will not be able to get a taste of iOS 7. If iOS 7 releases on schedule then it’s likely that we will see the launches of the iPhone 5S, iPad mini 2 and iPad 5 around the same time, and of course we’ll keep you informed about those. Meanwhile if you want to read more about the next Apple mobile operating system you can check out all of our iOS 7 posts here.

Are you eagerly waiting for iOS 7 for your iPad? Maybe you’re disappointed that your iOS device is not on Apple’s compatibility list for iOS 7? Let us have your comments about this.

Source: Apple Via: SlashGear


13 thoughts on “iOS 7 iPad appearance and device compatibility”

  1. Bonedatt says:

    If iTunes Radio is the only significant feature that my iPad 2 is getting with ios 7, then I’ll not be upgrading to those ugly icons. Looks like ios. 6.1.3 would be it for me.

    1. Freddie John Millman says:

      Why do you say this? iOS 7 has a lot of positives to it in terms of use. These icons are not the finalised versions, this is why Betas are created after all.

      1. Bonedatt says:

        I hope they are not the finalized version but even if they were, I would tolerate them if I was getting significant improvement for my iPad 2. It doesn’t seem that way though.

    2. The Doctor says:

      Faster OS, faster Safari, apps that may be for iOS 7 only, new features in Camera, no silly faux leather and stitching all over the place, the new Today view in Notification Centre (somewhat similar to Google Now), improved security, Control Center making settings easier to adjust, true multi-tasking… and that’s only user-facing changes.

      How much of the keynote did you see, three seconds of it?

      1. Bonedatt says:

        You seem to be pointing out general ios 7 features which are not relevant to my iPad 2. I don’t believe my device will be getting any of the new camera features, I barely use Safari and I don’t mind the silly faux leather :).

        1. The Doctor says:

          The Camera app will be getting the new features (it will just lack live preview).

          I’m not just listening general iOS 7 features. These (and more) are all coming to the iPad 2 — and even the iPhone 4 for that matter.

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