Apple iOS 7 brings many new ultra convenient features and a whole new design that really refreshes daily use of your iPhone or iPad. IOS 7 is now available, but will your your device support iOS 7 ? Is your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch) compatible with this update of the operating system?
Here is the answer with the official list of compatible devices with iOS 7
iPhone models compatible with iOS 7
- iPhone 5S
- iPhone 5C
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4
So if Apple allows the majority of iPhone users to upgrade with iOS 7, in the case of the iPhone 4, it will be even more necessary to make a safe backup (with iTunes or iCloud) before the transition to the new version (even if it is highly recommended for all iOS users of course !). We have tested iOS 7 on an iPhone 4, and even with the latest bêta version, the iPhone 4 is slow not as stable stable as what we are used with iOS on an iPhone. Also, the iPhone 4, penalized by its lower power, is deprived of some interesting functions provided by iOS 7 like all animations (yes, that is just cosmetic), sharing through Air Drop or the creative filters of the camera.
iPad models compatible with iOS 7
- iPad 4
- iPad 3
- iPad 2
- iPad Mini
To make it short : only the first generation of iPad will not support iOS 7.
IPod Touch models compatible with iOS 7
- iPod Touch 5G
Yes, only the latest version of the iPod Touch can run iOS 7 … How can you know if it is the one you own ? Simple : if it has the small lightning port and a 4″ screen, then, you’re qualified for iOS 7.