Probably the last question that was on everyone’s mind post WWDC was which devices will qualify for an iOS7 upgrade? What we’ve learnt the hard way was that even if your oldish device qualifies for the latest iOS upgrade, you may still miss out on certain features. This was the case with iOS 6 coming to the i
Phone 3GS, but Siri did not come along.
According to Apple, these devices will get iOS7:
But exactly which features will be going where? Here’s exactly what you’ll be getting, and you’ll notice that Apple wants you to upgrade, badly:
AirDrop (which requires an iCloud account): iPhone 5, iPad(4th generation), iPad mini, iPod touch (5th generation)
Siri: iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad (Retina and newer), iPad mini, iPod touch (5th generation)
Panorama: iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (fifth generation)
Square and video formats and swipe to capture: iPhone 4 and newer, iPad 3rd generation and newer, iPad mini, iPod touch (fifth generation)
Filters in Camera: iPhone 5, iPod touch (fifth generation)
Filters in Photos: iPhone 4 and up, iPad (3rd generation and newer)
iTunes Radio: See supported iOS 7 device list above
From the list above the iPhone 4 and the iPad 2 are the biggest losers. Are you still running around with an iPhone 4 or iPad 2?
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