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iOS 7 compatibility list

.Asa

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Jan 8, 2013
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RIGHT BEHIND YOU!!!
Supported:

iPhone 5
iPhone 4S
iPod touch 5th generation
iPad 4th generation
iPad 3rd generation
iPad 2nd generation
iPad mini


Dropped:

iPhone 4
iPod touch 4th generation
iPhone 3GS

edit:
The source of this information is my own brain. If you think it's wrong let me know.
 
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Chundles

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iPhone 4
iPhone 4S
iPhone 5

5th Generation iPod touch

iPad 2
iPad 3
iPad 4
iPad mini

AppleTV 2
AppleTV 3
 
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anirban1983

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May 13, 2013
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wrong info ! provably ! iphone 4 will definitely support

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Supported:

iPhone 5
iPhone 4S
iPod touch 5th generation
iPad 4th generation
iPad 3rd generation
iPad 2nd generation
iPad mini


Dropped:

iPhone 4
iPod touch 4th generation
iPhone 3GS

edit:
The source of this information is my own brain. If you think it's wrong let me know.
 
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Paddle1

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May 1, 2013
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They won't drop the 4 yet, and there isn't really a reason to drop 3GS either...
 
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MattInOz

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They won't drop the 4 yet, and there isn't really a reason to drop 3GS either...

Yep,
all signs point to iPhone 4 being a massive part of the installed base.
How are they going to get 50% adoption in the first week without it?

Plus it seems could well be in the hands of lots of new customers (lower margins in the last earnings call). Customers who may not have owned a device in the past that had a successful OS update. More reason to make sure they experience the "Apple difference".
 
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cobbyco

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Aug 6, 2012
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The iPhone 4 and 4th gen iPod touch probably will get the update, but get minor features like the 3GS did for iOS 6. I don't see Apple dropping products they still sell new.

Actually I don't think Apple will drop the iPod touch 4th Gen until they get rid of the iPhone 4, despite the iPod's lack of RAM. They started selling the two products within months of each other and are considered the same generation, even if the iPod is much slower at normal tasks.

But say goodbye to the iPhone 3GS. That's pretty much 100% certain to go.

EDIT:Scrap the 4th gen touch, Apple don't sell it new anymore (although they still sell refurbished models...).
 
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CptSky

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Feb 1, 2013
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The iPhone 3GS will be dropped for sure. It's the latest supported iPhone (iOS 6) without a Retina display. Apple will probably cut the non-retina support of iPhones in iOS 7 to "clean" the display profiles. Plus, the 3GS have less RAM and a slightly lower processor than the iPhone 4. I imagine that the iPhone 4 will still be supported (no longer sold as Apple will keep the 5S, 5, 4S), but without full features (like the 3GS with iOS 6).
 
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mm201

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Feb 17, 2013
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To me it seems upgrades are provided based on install base. Seeing how there are a large number of iPhone 4s in service and Apple still sells the iPhone 4, it's almost certain it will receive the update.
 
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ThisIsNotMe

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No way the drop the 4. Hell I would bet they still support the 3GS.
 
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Bear

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Jul 23, 2002
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Supported:

iPhone 5
iPhone 4S
iPod touch 5th generation
iPad 4th generation
iPad 3rd generation
iPad 2nd generation
iPad mini


Dropped:

iPhone 4
iPod touch 4th generation
iPhone 3GS
...
My opinion is that everything you have on the supported list will be supported. From the dropped list, I only agree with the iPhone 3GS. Apple will get too much flack from not updating the OS on deivces they're currently selling. What will happen instead is that they will stop selling the iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4th gen and within a year you will stop getting software updates for those 2. Also, iOS 7 may add features that don't show up on all the older devices that are supported.
 
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pod5g

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May 15, 2013
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Supported-
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S
iPhone 5
iPod touch 4G
iPod touch 5G
iPad 2
iPad (3rd generation)
iPad (4th generation)
iPad mini

Dropped-
iPhone 3GS

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Supported:

iPhone 5
iPhone 4S
iPod touch 5th generation
iPad 4th generation
iPad 3rd generation
iPad 2nd generation
iPad mini


Dropped:

iPhone 4
iPod touch 4th generation
iPhone 3GS

edit:
The source of this information is my own brain. If you think it's wrong let me know.

The iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G are still sold, so no, they will not be dropped.
 
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.Asa

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Jan 8, 2013
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RIGHT BEHIND YOU!!!
Forget the iPhone 4 and the iPod 4. I Think apple's new softwares from now on require dual-core...

I have an iPod touch 4g myself and feels sluggish as crap on running iOS 6. The 256 mb ram are the bottleneck for this device. Unless there are some serious efficiency improvements in iOS 7, I think it will be dropped. Remember the iPad 1 that didn't even get iOS 6.


The iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G are still sold, so no, they will not be dropped.

They're sold as of right now, but they probably won't be by the time iOS 7 is released.
 
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I have an iPod touch 4g myself and feels sluggish as crap on running iOS 6. The 256 mb ram are the bottleneck for this device. Unless there are some serious efficiency improvements in iOS 7, I think it will be dropped. Remember the iPad 1 that didn't even get iOS 6.




They're sold as of right now, but they probably won't be by the time iOS 7 is released.

Yes, but remember that the iPad 1 was discontinued in early 2011 (1.5 years before iOS 6).

Apple's general rule of thumb is that as long as the device is still being sold, give ONE major update. That's pretty much how it's been treated*. I think the iPhone 1 had a couple updates, but that's the biggest notable exception.

I think it'll be interesting to see how Apple handles the iPad 2/3 thing. The iPad 2 is still being sold, yet the 3 isn't... will they support the 2 longer?? My gut says no. But it's certainly interesting.

*I don't know about iPod touches. Honestly I couldn't care less about those. But that's how it's been for iPhones and iPads.
 
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Abazigal

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Jul 18, 2011
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If they want app developers to design for the new interface, it makes sense to roll out the revised UI to all existing IOS devices to achieve a more uniform platform? Else, it would be weird to have half the devices still use the old interface while the other half having the newer one.
 
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