Each year, Apple releases a new version of its mobile operating system. 2020 will be no exception to the rule, and owners of the oldest models will still wonder if their iPhone or iPad will be compatible …
In December 2019, Apple deployed iOS 13.3, which provided access to some new features in parental control, in particular. But in a few months, it is the iOS 14 which will take control over the devices flocked with the apple logo.
Usually, Apple presents the new version of iOS in June, in California, at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, or WWDC, as they say in the middle. And its development usually takes place in September, at the same time as the launch of the new iPhones (we expect neither more nor less than four this year). But information is already beginning to leak on its content, and especially on its compatibility with different devices. Good news: Anyone with iOS 13 support should also be able to accommodate iOS 14, with even two additional older models that could be affected: the iPhone 6S and 6SE.
What was not necessarily won in advance. We remember that iOS 12 was not backward compatible with some devices. This time, Apple would therefore have decided to include all devices already running iOS13, and even to include iPhone 6S and SE, these having only one generation of difference with entry-level devices such as the iPad 7 or the iPod Touch 7. The devices compatible with iOS 14 would therefore be as follows:
iPhone compatible with iOS 14:
iPad compatible with iPadOS 14:
- iPad Pro 2020
- iPad Pro 12.9 inch 2016 and 2017
- 10.5 inch iPad Pro
- iPad Pro 9.7 inch
- iPad Pro 11 inch 2018
- iPad Air 3
- iPad 5
- iPad 6
- iPad 7
- iPad Mini 5
If no official information has yet come to confirm what could be the new features in iOS 14, the rumors are still as insistent on the project of augmented reality glasses, which we had already discussed in a previous article. Certain elements hidden in iOS 13 indeed solidly confirmed this hypothesis.
While waiting to check if this technology of the near future is confirmed, you now know if your current iPhone and / or iPad will be able to benefit from iOS 14, or if the time has come to change it …