iOS 7 – Compatibility With iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad

On May 12, 2013

On June 10, iOS 7 will be presented to the whole world by Apple and the first beta version of the operating system will be launched later that evening, or very shortly after. Since it is rumored about the implementation of important changes in the next version of the operating system, probably many of you are wondering on what device you will be able to install it.

Unfortunately for many of you I have bad news, especially if you bought devices more than 2 days ago, Apple can choose to offer the new version of iOS for fewer devices for the idea to increase sales.

It is almost certain that iOS 7 will not run on the iPhone 3GS considering that we are talking about an old terminal of almost 4 years, which unexpectedly run on iOS 6, available since last autumn. Uncertainty is the compatibity with iPod Touch 4G and iPad 2, and here we must look, not on the age of the device, but on the number of models available on the market. If Apple will launch iPod Touch 6G this year, then the iPod Touch 4G will not run on iOS 7, but if they doesn’t launch another model, then can probably maintain the compatibility. In the case of iPad tablets things are more complicated because at the moment iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad Mini is compatible with iOS 6.

Note that Apple has 4 iPhone models and 4 iPad models running on iOS 6, and this year will remove the old models for the new ones. If things are clear in the case of iPhones, the situation about iPad tablets could be similar. Since iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 will be launched on the market, the iPad 2 is unlikely to be compatible with iOS 7. In autumn there will be 5 tablets compatible with iOS 7 and maintaining compatibility for the iPad 2 will not “encourage” customers to upgrade to a new model, so it is clear that Apple wants to “help” us.

Of course everything I said might not happen, but I recommend you be prepared to be left outside the scope of compatibility with iOS 7 If you have one of the 3 mentioned devices.