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ihatephish
Jun 7, 2013, 10:39 PM
I have the 5 but also a 4S for work. Think it'll be compatible?

siurpeeman
Jun 7, 2013, 10:41 PM
it might not get every single feature, but it should definitely get ios 7.

AAPLGeek
Jun 7, 2013, 10:44 PM
Well, i'm pretty sure 4S will get the update. The bigger question is, what will happen in case of 4.

tmanto02
Jun 7, 2013, 11:52 PM
It will get ios7 but probably not all the features. Much like how the iPhone 4 did not get Siri when iOS 5 dropped...

lewismayell
Jun 8, 2013, 01:27 AM
I'm sure people will add the features in jailbreak tweaks and things though so

ben824
Jun 8, 2013, 08:55 AM
It will absolutely get iOS 7 however it will lack features that the iPhone 5 and any newer model iPhone, 5S or 6, will get. Even the iPhone 4 should get a very watered down version of iOS 7. The 4 will likely be dropped from the line-up of models available for purchase new at a store once the next phone is released but still get iOS 7 since it will still be relevant hardware that could have been purchased brand new at the moment of launch of the latest hardware. This is why the 3GS received iOS 6 even though it was discontinued when the 5 was released but it will likely not receive the iOS 7 update.

jacobss
Jun 8, 2013, 09:11 AM
iOS 7 will be released with several new features, one of them is a fresh new designed UI exclusively available for the iPhone 5 and the upcoming iPhone 5S only.

I hope they don't do something like that lol.

Saberon
Jun 8, 2013, 09:19 AM
That's usually how it works

New iPhone gets everything (5S), last iPhone gets everything (5), one before that gets most (4S), and the one before that gets a few. (4)

GenesisST
Jun 8, 2013, 10:59 AM
I'd like it for the 3GS... But in my dreams... I have a 5 as my main phone, but wouldn't mind trying out the beta on my 3 for dev... I guess I will have to stay content with the simulator until a 3rd or 4th beta.

robertpatryk
Jun 8, 2013, 01:20 PM
It's still being sold.

moonman239
Jun 8, 2013, 01:24 PM
I have the 5 but also a 4S for work. Think it'll be compatible?

Yep.

AppleMark
Jun 8, 2013, 01:27 PM
Yes, but it will probably run like an amputated dog.

Slow and with at least one part of it's essential features missing. Hopefully, I will not be forced to put my own dog down and buy a new puppy.

teagls
Jun 8, 2013, 08:17 PM
I hope the 4s runs 7. That would be greatly disappointing.

xcodeaddict
Jun 8, 2013, 08:49 PM
I hope the 4s runs 7. That would be greatly disappointing.

Of course it will - it's not exactly old - use some rationale - if the 3GS can run iOS 6.1.X, and it is 4 years old, then why on earth would a 2 (or less?) year old iPhone not run iOS 7?

I often wonder if people process thoughts before committing them to forums...

Chundles
Jun 8, 2013, 08:57 PM
I think the cut off will be the iPhone 4. It'll get it but not the iPod touch 4G - the extra RAM in the iPhone 4 makes a big difference.

So, iPhone 4, 4S and 5.
iPad 2, 3, 4 and mini.
iPod touch 5G.

pdqgp
Jun 9, 2013, 09:17 PM
I have no doubt it will get iOS7. No reason it should be missing any features either IMO. Speed and processor BS aside, it Apple shouldn't be thinking of crippling it.

I'm already on the edge of moving to the Sammy S4 thus if they do indeed cripple it, I will likely just make the move.

munakib
Jun 9, 2013, 09:18 PM
iPhone 4,2 (4s) is confirmed.

\-V-/
Jun 9, 2013, 09:21 PM
I'm pretty sure it will not only be on the 4S, but it won't lack any features. The 4S is still powerful enough that it will be able to run any feature of iOS7.

jonnyb098
Jun 9, 2013, 09:56 PM
Most if not all features will be available for the 4S. Remember the iPod touch 5 just launched and has the same internal components. No worries.

dsh3
Jun 10, 2013, 01:40 AM
I'm pretty sure it will not only be on the 4S, but it won't lack any features. The 4S is still powerful enough that it will be able to run any feature of iOS7.

Sure it might be powerful enough for it, but considering the past years and how the limited the "bigger" functions to the newest handset(s), why would they suddenly make everything available on the 4S?

Not that I don't agree with you, but I really doubt they'll do that.

xaqt93
Jun 10, 2013, 01:59 AM
iOS 7 will be released with several new features, one of them is a fresh new designed UI exclusively available for the iPhone 5 and the upcoming iPhone 5S only.

I hope they don't do something like that lol.

I seriously don't think it would happen. I think the new design is going to be for all the iPhones and iPod Touches. Although, the 4S will lack some features. Good thing I can get an upgrade when the 5S or the 6 comes out!

recklesslife85
Jun 10, 2013, 03:33 AM
4 and 4S will get it but not all the features as always with Apple.

Technarchy
Jun 10, 2013, 03:58 AM
As someone else said, the line will be drawn at the 4.

3GS and under are dead.

Tom2893
Jun 10, 2013, 06:55 AM
I have the 5 but also a 4S for work. Think it'll be compatible?

4S? What about the 4..

mattopotamus
Jun 10, 2013, 07:24 AM
I hope my trusty old ipad 2 gets the update!

Menel
Jun 10, 2013, 07:51 AM
I hope my trusty old ipad 2 gets the update!Most likely since it's still being sold as new.

Sure iOS6 axed the iPad 1. But it hadn't been sold as new for about 2 years.

That seems like a logical policy for them. Make sure it's operational at least on devices still being sold as new.

BitsOfApple
Jun 10, 2013, 07:54 AM
IPhone 5, 4S & 4 all get the iOS 7 update. The 3GS and below will not support it or iPad 2 and below.

jclardy
Jun 10, 2013, 09:10 AM
4 will likely get iOS 7, but only for app compatibility (iOS 7 API's.) Reason being they are still selling it. 4S will likely get mostly everything.

GoCubsGo
Jun 10, 2013, 09:16 AM
For some unknown reason, while the 4S will see iOS 7, a feature or two will be disabled. There won't be an issue hardware-wise to disable this, it will be Apple's money grab. They have to push consumers out of the 4S to the eventual 5S somehow.

Markdek
Jun 10, 2013, 09:29 AM
IPhone 5, 4S & 4 all get the iOS 7 update. The 3GS and below will not support it or iPad 2 and below.

Why not iPad 2?

tymaster50
Jun 10, 2013, 10:46 AM
this how it works
iPhone 4: dropped, little ios 7 support
iPhone 4s: iOS 7 basic
iPhone 5: iOS 7 Premium
iPhone 5S: iOS 7 deluxe premium (exclusive features)

iPad 2: same as ip4
iPad 3: same as ip4s
iPad 4: same as ip5
iPad Mini: In between 4s and 5
iPad 5: same as 5s

mattopotamus
Jun 10, 2013, 12:00 PM
this how it works
iPhone 4: dropped, little ios 7 support
iPhone 4s: iOS 7 basic
iPhone 5: iOS 7 Premium
iPhone 5S: iOS 7 deluxe premium (exclusive features)

iPad 2: same as ip4
iPad 3: same as ip4s
iPad 4: same as ip5
iPad Mini: In between 4s and 5
iPad 5: same as 5s

That seems pretty spot on, but like someone else said the ipad 2 may get a little more since it is still sold as "new".

TMar
Jun 10, 2013, 01:53 PM
Of course it will be but as we've already seen they are still arbitrarily holding back features (aka so far airdrop) to push new device sales. Sickening really.

bindle
Jun 10, 2013, 02:02 PM
Of course it will be but as we've already seen they are still arbitrarily holding back features (aka so far airdrop) to push new device sales. Sickening really.

Airdrop requires a hardware feature for wifi to wifi transfer that older devices simply don't have.

TMar
Jun 10, 2013, 02:06 PM
Airdrop requires a hardware feature for wifi to wifi transfer that older devices simply don't have.

Please, name it then. I have couple of 10 year old B cards that handle peer-peer. I can already hotspot my wifi on my 4s but I can't p2p files?

1member1
Jun 10, 2013, 02:24 PM
Please, name it then. I have couple of 10 year old B cards that handle peer-peer. I can already hotspot my wifi on my 4s but I can't p2p files?

4s does not have wifi direct. iphone 5 has.

renewed
Jun 10, 2013, 02:28 PM
Sickening really.

Free major software updates you are able to enjoy for years after buying a phone and it's sick?

Generous if you ask me.

Krissypantz2828
Jun 10, 2013, 02:30 PM
Yes its available for iPhone 4 and up!

TMar
Jun 10, 2013, 03:04 PM
4s does not have wifi direct. iphone 5 has.

Try again, iphone 5 is direct certified either at this time. Not to mention there really isn't much of a hardware limit on direct...

Will legacy devices be upgradeable to support the specification underlying the Wi-Fi
Direct certification program? The Wi-Fi Direct certification program does not require new
hardware to operate, so some vendors may offer software upgrades. However, itís important to
note that interoperability between devices certified under the Wi-Fi Direct program and legacy © 2010 Wi-Fi Alliance. All rights reserved.
devices is a key element of the underlying specification, so even non-upgraded devices can join
a network certified as Wi-Fi Direct.

You don't know what Apple devices MIGHT be capable or they they are even going for the cert.

AndyK
Jun 10, 2013, 05:46 PM
http://www.apple.com/ios/ios7/features/

Go all the way to the bottom. Ta da.

fraggot
Jun 10, 2013, 05:59 PM
Seeing that they said this in the keynote, yes.

It will not be getting Filters inside the camera app or AirDrop and probably minor ones here and there.

Plus I'd imagine it's built more around the 5 and the newer iPod Touches anyways since all of the screens are going to that size now. Same thing happened when they went from the 3GS to the 4.

Uofmtiger
Jun 11, 2013, 01:15 PM
The camera filters aren't really a big deal. I would rather shoot a normal shot and have more choices in editing.

Airdrop seems to be the main difference between the two. We would probably use it occasionally if it was on the 4S, but it is not enough reason to update. I would need to convince everyone else to move up to a 5 and that isn't going to happen.