iOS 7, the latest operating system software for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, launched last month, and brings a range of new features and security enhancements. It's a free update, and pretty straightforward to apply, but not every iOS device can run the latest version - and some of those that can will only be able to run a limited number of the new features.
Can your iPhone or iPad run iOS 7's features? Here we've listed which iOS devices are compatible with iOS 7, and which features, if any, they miss out on.
Which iPhones can run iOS 7?
iOS 7 is compatible with the iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5 and the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. It's also compatible with the iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPad 4, and the iPad mini. Finally, iOS 7 will run on the fifth-generation iPod touch.
Here are the iOS devices that will run iOS 7. Do note, however, that some will not be able to take advantage of all the new features in iOS 7.
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 4S – you won't be able to use Filters in the camera app, or AirDrop
- iPhone 4 – in addition to the above, you won't be able to take Panoramic photos or use Siri
- iPad 4
- iPad 3 - you won't be able to use Filters in the camera app, Panorama photos, or AirDrop
- iPad 2 – all the above, plus no square photos or videos, and no Siri
- iPad mini
- 5th-generation iPad touch
How to update an iPhone or iPad to iOS 7
We have a guide to updating to iOS 7. Be sure to read it before you click OK.
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