iOS 7 Will Be Compatible with the Following 8 iOS Devices [PIC]


Earlier today Apple announced an all-new iOS 7, which essentially stole the show at WWDC 2013 (watch a replay of the keynote here). As for devices that will support the new operating system? Apple has included the following 8 devices to support iOS 7:

  • iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5
  • iPod touch 16GB, iPod touch 32GB/64GB
  • iPad 2, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini

Screen Shot 2013 06 10 at 1 04 27 PM

If you have an iPhone 3GS or fourth generation iPod touch, you are out of luck. iOS 7 will be available for developers today (iPhone version; iPad version coming soon) and will be publicly released this fall.


  • shinratdr

    3rd generation iPad? All Apple says is “iPad with Retina display” which includes the iPad 3, they never specificed a generation.

    EDIT – In the feature specific notes at the bottom it says “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).”

    So the iPad 3 is supported. Fix up that article!

  • skydivertak

    I would probably assume that some of the iOS 7 features might not work on some of the models like the iPhone 4 due to memory / capabilities, as they have done in previous iOS releases.

  • shinratdr

    3GS is fair, I’m surprised they got iOS 6 TBH. But 4th gen iPod touch and earlier? Ouch. They were selling that DAYS ago.

  • mauricioorozco

    Yes, the iOS 7 page says Airdrop only works on iPhone 5 for example.

  • VJ

    iPad 3 does not get AirDrop 🙁

  • shinratdr

    It’s not a matter of “granting” AirDrop access, AirDrop utilizes Wi-Fi Direct, a feature only supported in higher end, more recent wireless chipsets. It does this so that a central node is not required. This allows for connections where no public WiFi is available, avoids issues with more managed WiFi networks like enterprise networks where devices are unable to see each other for security reasons, and affords the greatest speed possible, which between two iPhone 5s is around 150Mbps.

    Apple doesn’t really withhold features nefariously like some believe. AirDrop requires WiFi Direct, AirPlay in OS X requires features in Intel video chipsets, and Siri was withheld because the servers don’t scale up well enough & fast enough, not to mention the significantly reduced accuracy of devices that don’t have a 2nd noise cancelling mic.