iOS 14, the next major update to the mobile operating system powering the iPhone and iPod touch, may support all the same devices as the current iOS 13 versions.

According to a rumor published Monday by French blog iPhoneSoft.fr, which was first spotted by MacRumors, iOS 14 will support any iPhone model from the iPhone SE and the iPhone 6s series onward — again, just like the current iOS 13 versions.

The following device should be supported by iOS 14:

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

‌iPadOS‌ 14, meanwhile, should drop support for the ‌iPad‌ mini 4 and the ‌iPad‌ Air 2 which released in September 2015 and October 2014, respectively.

According to iPhoneSoft.fr, iPadOS 14 should support the following Apple tablet models:

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2018)
  • 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ (2018)
  • 10.5-inch ‌iPad Pro‌
  • 9.7-inch ‌iPad Pro‌
  • ‌iPad‌ (7th generation)
  • ‌iPad‌ (6th generation)
  • ‌iPad‌ (5th generation)
  • ‌iPad‌ mini (5th generation)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)

Dion’t put too much faith into this report because the same blog erroneously claimed in May 2019 that iOS 13 would drop support for the iPhone 5s, iPhone SE and iPhone 6s models, as well as for the iPad mini 2 and the original iPad Air models.

In reality, the iPhone 5s and both the original iPad Air and the iPad mini 2 were removed from the compatibility list for the iOS 13 and iPadOS updates while the operating systems continued supporting the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s models.

Apple’s official device compatibility list for the previous iOS 12 software is just the same as that for iOS 11, which flies in the face of those accusing Apple of supposed planned obsolescence. It’s remarkable that devices like the iPhone SE which are five years old are still officially supported by Apple’s latest and greatest software.

If Apple continues to speed up its devices and reduce bugs for the third year in a row, it’s fairly safe to assume that iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 may support the same hardware as iOS 13.

If history is an indication, both iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 should be previewed and released as developer betas at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

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