iOS 7 availability and the devices that will be supported

By , Jun 10, 2013

iOS 7 availability to public

Although the beta version of iOS 7 is already available to registered developers, it was announced today that the public version won’t be available until this Fall, presumably around the same time the new iPhone will be released.

The question that might come to your mind is “will my device be supported?” Chances are it will…

Here is the list of devices that will support iOS 7 once it is available:

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPad 2
  • iPad third generation
  • iPad fourth generation
  • iPad mini
  • iPod touch fifth generation

Apple also posted a feature compatibility list:

Features are subject to change. Not all features are available on all devices.

  1. Panorama format is available on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPod touch (5th generation). Square and video formats and swipe to capture are available on iPhone 4 or later, iPad (3rd generation or later), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation).

  2. Filters in Camera are available on iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation). Filters in Photos are available on iPhone 4 or later, iPad (3rd generation or later), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation).

  3. AirDrop is available on iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires an iCloud account.

  4. Siri is available on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply. New female and male voices will be available initially in U.S. English, French, and German.

  5. Find My iPhone enables you to locate iOS devices only when they are on and connected to a registered Wi-Fi network or have an active data plan. Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.

If your device isn’t supported, maybe it means it’s time to upgrade the hardware.

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  • ShavontiLewis

    This was a big one I was worried about. Glad my 4s is still supported

    • Zeus

      They go back 3 models every time. iOS8 won’t support iphone 4. iOS 9 won’t support the 4s

      • JoshuaHulgan

        iPod being the exception

      • burlow

        the ipod 5th gen basically has the same guts as the iphone 4, sadly

      • Mykel Monroe

        4S, iPod touch 4G is synonymous with the 4.

      • Iktaha King

        yeah :: idont know why::::

      • Mohammad Ridwan

        A5 = A4 X 2

      • Maxim∑

        no its more a hybrid between iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. No iPhone 4 components, even the camera which has the same MP as iPhone 4 has been improved and modified

      • http://ScoDal.com Scott Dallas

        This can’t be true. My iPod Touch 5th Gen is sooooo much faster and enjoyable to use than my iPhone 4. Side by side the iPod Touch 5th Gen makes my iPhone 4 look miserable to use.

      • ShavontiLewis

        I figured it would be supported, but my coworker was thinking they would phase the older ones out. I don’t know I even considered listening to that guy.

    • Osama Muhammed

      i was worried more about the ipad 2, woof

      • shinratdr

        There is no reason to be, thanks to the iPad mini. The specs of the Mini and iPad 2 are almost identical. Also, Apple still sells the iPad 2. They’ve never cut update support for a device they still sell.

      • HiddenAether

        Yeah. Why would you be worried? The iPad 2 is still fairly new.

  • David Gitman

    oh no next ios my iphone 4 will not support :((

    • Qasim Bashir

      Yea but im glad its on 4 this time or i would have to upgrade

    • Guest

      I’m glad it gets iOS 7!

      • David Gitman

        my iphone 4 is kinda laggy
        but not so much

      • José Abraham Cervantes Posadas

        iOS7 works laggy on a 4S :(

  • Girish

    next update,,,
    iphone 4 also wil be out :) :)

  • dudewassup

    Kinda knew my 4 was going to be supported. now to just find out which features I’m gonna be missing out on

    • f5faith

      Don’t think you’d be missing out on much~ apart from the ones that’s already missing my guess you’d miss out on the graphical gimmicks

  • Lnds500

    I hate that the iPods are getting the shaft so quickly! The 4G iPod has the same specs as the iPhone 4.

    • Canchume

      well the ram is less in the ipod 4 thats diferent

      • Lnds500

        You are right, I had forgotten about that. If the RAM was a problem though, they could still disable some RAM-intensive features (maybe app auto-updating?). Dunno, they didn’t introduce something that seems RAM-intensive.

      • shinratdr

        It is the problem, hence the 3GS being cut too. That’s one thing all these devices have in common, at least 512MB of RAM.

        Browse around the App Store, it’s a huge problem. It’s very common to see games that have this exact same supported device list. The OS is RAM intensive now, far more stuff is happening in the background.

    • James Cook

      not technically, the iPhone 4 has twice the RAM

    • Andrei Ghinea

      Same hardware on iPad1. And this one lost support on iOS6:(

    • techtech72

      The camera is 5MP on iPhone 4 and less than 1MP on iPod Touch 4

    • MehLaMeh

      Well, yes, which is why some apps (mostly games) either don’t work at all (crashes immediately) or works but barely (app crashes after 3 minutes or less) in iOS 5-6. And now with the new iOS 7 having some additional stuff going on in background 7, like in the Home Screen wherein there are new animations and graphics, it will surely be worse.

      And don’t forget that many users here will jailbreak iOS 7, where some Cydia apps (NOTE: ‘some’, not ‘all’) does a lot of background processes which will decrease the usability of the device even more.

      So if Apple made iOS 7 compatible to older devices, it would make no sense, because making a device significantly slower and less usable is definitely no good.

      In other words, iOS 7 does not support older devices because these devices are not capable enough to handle the new iOS 7.

      For people who think that Apple must make a different version of iOS 7 that will be compatible with some older device: That would be like making a lite version of iOS 7 (I may be wrong here, just tell me what’s wrong calmly by replying).

  • f5faith

    Awww~ iPhone 3GS is finally out~ but it had a great run. My favourite iPhone of all time~ time for your retirement and back to using my iPhone 5 full time = D

  • S2k03

    No quik reply in messages?

    • Jordan Carter

      doesnt look like it :(
      really thought they would after they added it to Mavericks

  • Dani Hayes

    I wonder how many features will be limited to what though. Happens every major update.

    • Jonathan Ive

      Most features you will get even on an iphone 4s

  • bllackghost

    jonathan ive .. i love you! <3

    • Jonathan Ive

      Thankyou

      • Maaz

        You are best in the world

  • Royce Otero

    If you still have an iPhone 4 u will need to throw it in the trash. That phone is out of date

    • Holdi Bart

      yeah total shit. Im going to buy the new iphone cause im rich and iphone 4 is sooooo bad it just sucks it doesnt have siri and all the other cool features and the only place it belongs to is trash.

      • Antonio Romao

        so you buying a new iphone just because your are rich Holdi??? what an idiot!

      • Holdi Bart

        lol dude irony, i own an iphone 4 and im happy with it.

      • Gustavo Adolfo Mirabal

        You must be new here buddy…

    • Jelle Van de Graaf

      dude, alot of people out my class are using iphone 4′s `and they are still usable phones, i just got my 3GS (it was free) and its obsolete now

      • quitcherbichinn

        3gs has been obsolete for 3 years

  • Adithya Sairam

    Noooooo… iPod Touch 4G Unsupported.

  • alee

    what time exactly ios will be availbe for users ????? what do u mean with fall ???

    • josteinliverod

      Fall. It’s the season that comes after summer…

    • Mike

      Autumn

    • Sam L.

      You have to drop your iphone from exactly 5 meters from the ground to achieve a fall, thus upgrading it to iOS 7

  • Yujin

    Still the upgrade is superior to android. You don’t get squad after a year. Lol

  • Andy

    I’m glad iPad 2 is supported, I was a bit worried. Though this is probably going to be the last iOS version to be in iPad 2.

  • Gonzalo Calandria

    The only thing i wanna know is that if my iPhone 4 with iOS7 will be running smoothly or it will be a slow OS for iPhone 4.

    • Andrei Ghinea

      Haha. Remember iphone 3g ios 4:))

      • Gonzalo Calandria

        I don’t know how was that…

      • Andrei Ghinea

        Well. After ios 4 update iphone 3g was slow, almost unusable. And is still in this state with ios4. Almost all of the users reverted to ios 3:(

    • Gerardo Castro

      for the beta, it runs pretty good, minimal lag.

      • Gonzalo Calandria

        So.. maybe you are one of the first with an iPhone 4 and iOS7? Congrats!!!

      • Gerardo Castro

        haha… I can tell you though, the 3D animations are not active (don’t know if thats just the 4 or the beta) and you do increase in lag the more apps you have open (obviously)

      • Gonzalo Calandria

        Damn Apple… you’ll make me buy an iPhone 5 LOL

      • David Gitman

        I got iphone 4 with ios 7

        its a bit laggy

        and no 3D :( and no transparent effects

      • Gerardo Castro

        There are transparent effects, they are just very subtle

      • David Gitman

        My dock color is grey :S

      • Gerardo Castro

        So after watching Jeff’s most recent video, seems the iPhone 4 does NOT support live wallpapers, decent transparency, or 3D

  • Michel Franco

    I was expecting it , same as the iphone 3g who won’t had the ios 4.3 , 3gs stopped on the ios7 and the 4 will stop at ios 8.something or 9…

  • gregor.zolii

    I watched all the promo pictures of iOS at apple’s site and none of them showed the black iphone with the new os. When they listed the supported devices they forgot to write there the word: “white”. My beautiful, black phone is crying right now.. :)

    • Gerardo Castro

      Racists! ha jk.. well sad to say but if you have a black iPhone the color scheme stays the same… the menus are still white.

  • yo

    dammm no swype keyboard :-(

  • rockdude094

    I am for one who wont be updating, It looks very cartoonish. I was hoping for a continuation on the iOS 6 platform

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1496513068 Zach Krase

    Airdrop won’t be supported though on any other iPhone except the 5 and higher :/

  • Erik Barrera

    What about battery percentage on iPods?

  • Apple_King98

    I guess Im the only dissapointed Apple Fanatic here. Innovation: A new method, idea, product, etc: “technological innovations”. Its still Icons. Apps still remain as Icons. How is a flat icon informative? If I have 10 apps on my home page I have to go thru one by one to see if anything interesting catches my eye.

    So, keeping a picture of a contacts in an address vcard only purpose is to see it in a small circle that you can never zoom into and doesnt show up on your text messages disregarding the fact that I may know two or more people by the same name. Im going thru my contacts list of phone numbers and everything is names, no pics. Chat bubbles with no contact pics. Thanks. How about auto delete text after 30 days! Thats something new people can use. Or how about when someone calls you in which you havent heard in awhile, the phone rings telling you how many days its been since you last conversed with him/her. You see? Thats new and people would like it because its informative to the conversation. Phone rings, swoosh up to send to VM. Block contact. Things like that is what we need to stay with apple. Of course you will have the fanatics but Ive come to a realization…Apple’s creativity is simply drawing it a different color using the same product.

  • http://klikkit.co.uk/ Jake – Klikkit

    Guys what’s the best way to transfer music from my jailbroken iPhone to my mac? and completely back up my phone etc?

  • Tien Nguyen

    Airdrop won’t support devices earlier than 5? That’s such a party-blower I was so excited for the new file sharing.

  • Bieberkinz

    RIP 3GS :( Luckily my upgrade is this month :) You iPhone 4 users shouldn’t worry about optimization, my 3GS is going strong with iOS 6.0 (or 6.1, not later than 6.1.1) with a jailbreak, heavy modded (ex. Siri) and its pretty smooth. I even typed this comment with the 3GS, not much lag.

  • batongxue

    Hopefully, Jailbreak will make some features available on some older devices which are not officially supported.

  • Guest

    wtf.?!
    seems like 4 is totally out of apple dictionary..!! >_<
    nothing new for my iPhone 4 & my iPod 4G will last forever now on 6.1.2.!!

  • techtech72

    Awww man. Ipod Touch 4th generation isn’t supported. :(

  • H5ire

    Help Jailbreakers..
    My iPod 4G is on 5.1.1 and want to upgrade it for 6.1.2 anyhow for lifetime (i know there is 6.1.3 blocking but then too any solution?)
    because iOS 7 is almost out so its very important to install 6.1.2 in my iPod 4G for untethered jailbreak.. which is running on iOS 5.1.1.!! and iOS 7 is not compatible for iPod 4G so have to install 6.1.2 anyhow..!
    any solution much appreciated.. :’)

  • rasengan720 .

    i knew this was coming and it means my mom’s 3gs can never be untethered jaibroken again :(

  • aslan

    we ll stuck with no jailbreak with 6.1.3 on ipod 4gen

  • http://WorldstarHipHop.com/ Joshua Jones Makaveli

    I got iphone 5 ofcourse its going to be supported lol :D

  • Chris Willard

    If anyone would like to get in on the beta, I’ve got a couple of free developer slots available. You can hit me up on twitter @corlynn_ if interested.

  • tim

    7.0b1 runs shocking on my i4..

  • Cool Hunter

    im sure most of the features that dont come in iphone 4 and 4s will be availeble from cydia :)

  • tim

    You can install this w/out a dev account. This really works..
    1) Fresh restore to 6.1.3/4. Complete the setup.
    2) shift + update to 7.0b1.

    Dunno why but it activates.

  • iOS developer

    Immediate LEGIT developers activations available!

    I am an Apple Developer with UDID’s available. If you want to activate your iOS 7 please paypal 5 USD to ios7devbeta@gmail.com

    (along with your device UDID) your device will be activated as developer in a few minutes. Many devices already activated today, many slots still available.

  • Ayush

    Ill not be able to install iOS7 as my 4s is Gevey unlocked :(
    So i wana ask that will iOS 7 apps be redisgned or something that wont work on previous iOS (5/6) ?

  • HiddenAether

    So is the iPod Touch 4G supported anymore?
    D:

  • iapplestuffs

    hey guys !! if you want to use IOS 7 then you must register UDID to get activated in ios7 and not avoid the Apple Warrenty.
    I am registering UDID to my Apple Developer account for $15USD. Once i register your UDID then you can update to all ios7 beta without any problem and your iPhone will be activated. You can use the full features of ios7. If anyone is interested to register UDID, then can inbox me or email me(iapplestuffs@gmail.com) Thanks.

  • iapplestuffs

    hey guys ! – if you want to use IOS 7 beta 1*** then, register your UDID to get activated in ios 7 legitimately !
    I am registering UDID to Apple Developer account for $15USD each device for IOS 7 BETA. Once your UDID is registered then you can update to ios 7 beta without any problem and your iphone will be activated. You will enjoy full features of IOS 7 beta. If your interested then inbox me or you can email me too (iapplestuffs@gmail.com). Thanks.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Brandon Weidema

    I gotta say, im pretty disappointed that Siri still isnt able to function at all offline.

  • BorGy Firesale

    oh so sad ipod 4g is not supported =( em just a poor guy cant afford to buy new iDevice..

  • Tonka Thor

    Why even update if it bothers you that much?

  • Bob

    Why update? Because you have to. Developers eventually stop supporting previous iOS versions.

  • Bob

    Looks like iDB deleted my original comment, I don’t know why? All I said was that I don’t like iOS 7.

  • Guest

    You hurt Sabastien’s feelings…he never wants to read or hear any negative about Apple.