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Old Jun 2, 2014, 03:31 PM   #1
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Apple to Discontinue Support for iPhone 4 in iOS 8




Near the end of today's keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference that included a first look at iOS 8 among other things, Apple revealed what iOS devices will be compatible with its new mobile operating system this fall. That list included the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 2, iPad with Retina Display, iPad Air, iPad Mini, and iPad mini with Retina Display.

Notably missing from the list is the iPhone 4, which saw compatibility with iOS 7 last year and even saw improved performance with iOS 7.1. Apple restarted iPhone 4 production for countries including Brazil, India and Indonesia earlier this year, but the device will likely be now be discontinued again in the near future.

iOS 8 will launch this fall with revamped notification features, a new QuickType keyboard that adds predictive typing suggestions, an enhanced Messages app, a new Healthkit app that aggregates health-related metrics, improvements to Siri, and many more features.

Article Link: Apple to Discontinue Support for iPhone 4 in iOS 8
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 03:32 PM   #3
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It makes sense, the iPhone4 didn't really provide a good experience under iOS7.
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 03:32 PM   #4
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Well, it barely has any RAM to execute apps, so why even bother trying to get it to work? it would be mediocre at least.
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 03:32 PM   #5
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Overdue. iPhone 4 shouldn't have got iOS 7.
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 03:33 PM   #6
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That's a bit provocative wouldn't you say? I'm sure they still support it, just won't bring iOS8 to it.
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 03:33 PM   #7
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What about iPad 3? Is it included in iPad with Retina Display?
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 03:34 PM   #8
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Sensible. It also makes sense, given that the iPhone 4 is no longer available.
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 03:34 PM   #9
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I figured, with all this concurrency focus in iOS 8. Probably more taxing on the system regardless how you do it. Well, it had a great run. A truly impressive phone at the time of release.
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 03:34 PM   #10
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Well, hope apple shows me the new iPhone 6 then! Glad I was going to make this purchase anyway!
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What about iPad 3? Is it included in iPad with Retina Display?
Considering the iPad 2 is supported, I'd say the newer model should be fine...
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 03:35 PM   #12
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So no Airdrop between iOS and OSX. Damn it.
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What about iPad 3? Is it included in iPad with Retina Display?
It seems so. http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost...4&postcount=13
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Overdue. iPhone 4 shouldn't have got iOS 7.
Why? It runs fine.
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So no Airdrop between iOS and OSX. Damn it.
in fact they've mentioned that it will be available.
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So no Airdrop between iOS and OSX. Damn it.
Uh, yes there is.
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Just as well I didn't buy the iPhone 4 the other day...
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in fact they've mentioned that it will be available.
I guess he's saying that he has an iPhone 4 so won't be able to utilise the feature?
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I hope to get an iPhone 6 in the fall... here is hoping my iP4 holds on over the summer.

Feels kind of strange to have used it this long, and heck, I just upgraded my iPad 1 a couple of months ago to an Air!

Oh, and I still haven't put iOS7 on it. I need too though, just haven't gotten there yet.
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Phew! My 4S has a bit more life left. They'll have to drag me kicking and screaming away from this form factor.
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 03:47 PM   #23
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That 4S is going to struggle......
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iPhone 4 doesn't support AirDrop period, even iDevice to iDevice.
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There goes the bootrom exploit being used on iOS8.
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