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  • Wondering What Devices iOS 7 Will Run On?


    Apple unveiled iOS 7 at the Keynote Monday afternoon for WWDC 2013. iOS 7 brings a completely new interface to iOS devices, as well as several new features and improved applications. Many people are excited to get it installed on their devices when it gets released to the public. Others will be keeping their jailbreaks on iOS 5 and iOS 6.

    If you were wondering what devices iOS 7 will be compatible with, then you're in luck. Apple has updated their Web site with information about iOS 7 and one of the things they show is the devices that iOS 7 will be able to run on. The device list includes:

    • iPhone 4
    • iPhone 4S
    • iPhone 5
    • iPod touch 5G cameraless
    • iPod touch 5G with camera
    • iPad 2
    • iPad with retina display
    • iPad Mini

    Notably, Apple has phased out the iPod touch 4G and the iPhone 3GS. The iPod touch 4G operates with the same processor as the iPhone 4, which is still supported; however, the iPod touch 4G has half of the memory as the iPhone 4. With all of iOS 7's new features, the memory is probably a big deal and why Apple phased out the iPod touch 4G.

    iOS 7 will be released in the Fall to the public. Developers can download a beta version of the software update starting today.

    Sources: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Wondering What Devices iOS 7 Will Run On? started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. The Guz's Avatar
      The Guz -
      Looks like I get to keep my 4 a little longer until the next phone after the 5s.
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      This makes me wonder why the iPod touch 4G was left out but iPhone 4 was included? What's the hardware difference?
    1. Brandon.amos's Avatar
      Brandon.amos -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      This makes me wonder why the iPod touch 4G was left out but iPhone 4 was included? What's the hardware difference?
      The main difference is that the iPod Touch 4G has half the memory that the iPhone 4 has. Memory may not be spoken about too often, but with many devices coming out with 1-2 GB of memory, 256 MB of memory is quite low.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      This makes me wonder why the iPod touch 4G was left out but iPhone 4 was included? What's the hardware difference?
      He said why it wouldn't work.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Memory
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      this makes me wonder why the ipod touch 4g was left out but iphone 4 was included? What's the hardware difference?
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      I'm so happy to not see iPod Touch 4th gen on the list. It's Apple's weak, stupid red-headed stepchild

      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      He said why it wouldn't work.
      iPod Touch 4th gen owners can't read right I assume -_-
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      I applaud the DEATH of the damn 3gs. Glad to see that thing go away.
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by regkilla View Post
      I'm so happy to not see iPod Touch 4th gen on the list. It's Apple's weak, stupid red-headed stepchild



      iPod Touch 4th gen owners can't read right I assume -_-
      So only the current, absolute latest gen, iPod touches work with it and yet you are OK with that? The "stupid red-headed stepchild" designation belonged to the iPod touch 2G that was sold as an 8GB iPt 3G through the entire 3G life cycle. I still find people swearing that they have an 8GB "3G" iPod touch because most retailers wrongly/stupidly advertised it as such.

      OK. So the 4th-gen iPod touch doesn't have enough memory. Doesn't mean I'm willing to forgive Apple for not giving it enough to begin with, especially after the huge delay of iOS4 on the original iPad for the same reason (not enough memory for new iOS features like multitasking).
    1. alique's Avatar
      alique -
      It's time to say goodbye my lovely 3GS..
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Man I hope my iPad 3 can support iOS 7.
    1. SpidermanAPV's Avatar
      SpidermanAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      Man I hope my iPad 3 can support iOS 7.
      Read. The. Article.
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      He said why it wouldn't work.
      Hmm... Maybe he added that after my comment? Cuz I could've sworn that wasn't in the article before...
    1. bisayakid07's Avatar
      bisayakid07 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      Man I hope my iPad 3 can support iOS 7.
      iPad3 has retina display
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpidermanAPV View Post
      Read. The. Article.
      I did. It doesn't mention "the new iPad".

      Quote Originally Posted by bisayakid07 View Post
      iPad3 has retina display
      I know that but it's official name is not on the list. The official name of the 3rd gen iPad is "the new iPad".
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      Hmm... Maybe he added that after my comment? Cuz I could've sworn that wasn't in the article before...
      Maybe he is very very sneaky
    1. SpidermanAPV's Avatar
      SpidermanAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      I did. It doesn't mention "the new iPad".



      I know that but it's official name is not on the list. The official name of the 3rd gen iPad is "the new iPad".
      That's true, but they're supporting the iPad 2, so it would be stupid to not support the 3.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      The iPad 3 and 4 have retina display. They have been lumped together obviously.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      The iPad 3 and 4 have retina display. They have been lumped together obviously.
      Anthony didn't lump the iPod touch 5g together so I was just making sure.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      Anthony didn't lump the iPod touch 5g together so I was just making sure.
      That's a graphic straight from Apple I believe so they are the ones that put the 2 iPads together. Makes sense, physically they look and do the same things (the 4 just having a little specs boost on the inside), so it's logical to group them together as iPad with retina display. The iPod touch on the other hand has a noticeably different look than the nomral 5G version and has no back camera.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      That's a graphic straight from Apple I believe so they are the ones that put the 2 iPads together. Makes sense, physically they look and do the same things (the 4 just having a little specs boost on the inside), so it's logical to group them together as iPad with retina display. The iPod touch on the other hand has a noticeably different look than the nomral 5G version and has no back camera.
      I disagree completely. To me, both the iPod touches look the same and have same components except the camera. On the contrary, iPad 3 and iPad 4 only look same but are completely different hardware wise.