Which iPhone and iPad models will get iOS 8? Apple posts iOS 8 release details
1. Ninetysix (Posts: 2286; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Pretty good. That's one of the good things about Apple, they still release updates for 2-3+ year old devices. You'll be lucky to receive an update if you have another mobile OS.
4. apple4never (Posts: 1063; Member since: 08 May 2013)
possibly windows phone but not on android thats for sure
16. sgodsell (Posts: 2982; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
I noticed that all the devices have a dual core processor in them. This makes sense because it requires more CPU. At first I thought it had to do with having more memory, but the iPhone 4s and iPad 2 only have 512mb of ram. I think this update will be the last for the iPhone 4s and iPad 2 and itouch 5 gen.
18. apple4never (Posts: 1063; Member since: 08 May 2013)
there is terrible ram management for iPhone 4 running iOS 7 I'm pretty sure its more a ram problem than cpu although both are a problem b/c as far as i know there haven't been any iPhones more than a dual core
7. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)
Enjoy iOS 8 Gingerbread on latest and future iOS devices.
14. Tom_Gjeka (Posts: 10; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)
I used to be gingerbread user and i find this offensive xD
24. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Lmao. Using outdated features few years ago.
11. Izoe (Posts: 131; Member since: 02 Sep 2010)
When apple is done striping all the functionality that are not supported by the older phones, all they'll be running is the ios 8 theme. Lets not fool our selves all apple is doing is the semblance of upgrading older devices without actually doing so. It is all about about what is perceived and not what actually is.
12. Ninetysix (Posts: 2286; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Would you rather get an update with missing features or no updates at all? You'll give the correct answer. I have faith in you :)
17. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
I'd rather get no update than get an update that cripples my phone with lag and bugs.
Apple forces updates on phones that would work better without the update and has done so for a long time. This is to force people to upgrade their phone hardware.
Basically Apple manages iOS like Microsoft manages Windows. It only works well on the latest hardware.
21. Finalflash (Posts: 2693; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Yea, but windows only works well on newer hardware because it is horribly designed and complicated. iOS fails to work on older hardware because Apple pretty much writes it for that purpose. It wouldn't be so bloody obvious if it didn't happen like clockwork for every new iOS release doing the exact same crippling on release. Unless the quality control guys were busy wanking it when it came to the testing of the older hardware.
22. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Actually, Windows runs well only on new hardware due to some very specialized "hardware equalization" timing routines built into the kernel of Windows. It is basically system-wide lag that is introduced so that things run at normal speed on brand new hardware and super slow on older hardware. All part of the Wintel upgrade treadmill.
Both companies depend on an upgrade treadmill for continued profits. So both companies have built in mechanisms for making sure this treadmill works well.
23. jroc74 (Posts: 5965; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Also dont confuse me with half an update. If I have to get new hardware, so be it.
25. Izoe (Posts: 131; Member since: 02 Sep 2010)
I would rather not upgrade, that is why I did not update my ipad 2 if you must know
28. Cicero (Posts: 836; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)
You will stay with your old downloaded versions of apps in a better scenario. Because in reality devs will update to new os and you will find nothing in appstore. BUT think at India scenario: they sold Iphone 4 (resurected) to compete with Android. Hipocrisy?
27. Topcat488 (Posts: 1391; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
My 2011 Note 1 has multi-window function... Two windows on 1 phone and both screens are as big as the iphone screen. So please don't criticize other mobile OS's, You'll be comparing Apples to Oranges. Or in another way of putting it "little updates to big updates". O.o
2. amats69 (Posts: 1358; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
IPad 2 still be getting the iOS 8..good job apple!
20. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
but most likely with only half the features...
3. sip1995 (Posts: 1539; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
Start saying Goodbye to the iPhone 4s, the iPad 2 because IOS 8 will be laggy on these devices, just like the IOS 7 on the iPhone 4.
9. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
An excellent point. Most likely iOS 8 will only work well on the A7-based devices, i.e. iPad Air, iPad mini retina, and iPhone 5S.
It will lag and cause problems for older devices, to help encourage customers to upgrade to newer devices.
15. Tom_Gjeka (Posts: 10; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)
It will lag due to new features xD
the iOS is fluid because it has less , a lot less features than android
5. Harb98.com (Posts: 8; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)
This shows that ipad 2 was successful, but newer ipads are not. That's why they keep updating it.
8. pavsidhu (Posts: 214; Member since: 20 May 2014)
I'm all for Android but I'm impressed by Apples efforts today! I love the 3rd party integration and the support Apple is giving for their phones! Even though I own an Android device, I'm excited for iOS 8 and Yotemite
10. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
I'd like to see what options each model will be getting. My friends iPhone4 didn't get the 3D wallpaper option when he updated to iOS7.
13. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 973; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Awesome, can't wait to get it on my iPad 4 :D
19. robocopvn (Posts: 387; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)
oh so third party keyboard, widget, group message with voice, maps and few things else are considered new features ? hmmm .... =DDDDDD
26. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)
Well, I don't see why anyone would want iOS 8 on the iPhone 4s, iPad 2 and iPad with Retina Display, as iOS 7 already lags a hell lot on them. With all those "new" features, I don't think iOS 8 will even be able to boot.
30. Cicero (Posts: 836; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)
And so I will put my 4 near 3GS and original iPhone to colect dust.