Which iPhone and iPad models will get iOS 8? Apple posts iOS 8 release details
There are many things that Apple is really good at. One of them is to support is mobile devices with fresh software builds years after they've been released. Today's launch of iOS 8 reinforces this statement even further – the platform will be rolled out to all iPhone models from the iPhone 4s onward. Mind you, the iPhone 4s was launched in October of 2011. Three years after its commercial launch, it will be running the latest iOS software from Apple. Similar is the case with Apple's iPad lineup. Even the iPad 2, which saw its market release in March of 2011, will get the iOS 8 update.
So yeah, if you own one of these: iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, or an iPhone 4s, then rest assured that your gadget will be rocking iOS 8 this fall. Tablets bound to get the OS include the iPad Air, the two variants of iPad with Retina Display, the iPad 2, the iPad mini 2, and the iPad mini. Also, iOS 8 will land on the 5-th generation iPod touch.
One thing has to be highlighted, however. Older iPhone and iPad models might not get the entire feature set of iOS 8. This is just a guess that we're making, based on the fact that when iOS 7 came out, the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 missed out on some features, including AirDrop and the Siri updates.