Will my iPhone or iPad get iOS 9? Apple revealed the devices that will support the update!


Well, folks, Apple's WWDC is just about done and we have just gotten a first glimpse at what new features iOS 9 will bring to the users. After talking about the new apps, the exciting multitasking functionality, and the impressive battery life enhancements, Apple took a second to tell us which devices will be able to run the new operating system.

Are you at the edge of your seat yet? Well, it was a simple sentence, really – "All of the devices that are supported by iOS 8". This means iPad 2 to iPad Air 2, iPad mini to iPad mini3, iPhone 4s to iPhone 6, and iPod touch 5th gen.

We can't help but wonder whether the rumors of a "core" version of iOS for old, A5-powered devices are true. What the aforementioned reports said was that old devices, such as the iPad 2 and iPhone 4s, would run a slimmer version of iOS 9, which should lack some of the shiny modern features, but will run much better than how iOS 8 currently runs on the aforementioned machines. This would be a welcome change, as the A5-powered devices are definitely struggling with the latest available iOS 8.3.

Installint iOS 9 shouldn't be as much of an ordeal, too, as Apple promised that the update file will only be 1.3 GB in size, making it easier to squeeze in on devices with less internal memory.

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29 Comments

1. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Best support ever! More than 4 years old devices still get that support

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7367; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Only the iPad Air 2 is getting the multitasking split window feature that comes with iOS 9.

23. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They can all probably run it but obviously this is Apple so why not force people to upgrade? The older devices will probably get crippled to force updates, iPad sales have been flagging so a final punch to the nuts should do it. The 6s doesn't seem to have much going for it so far either (other than force touch...which is meh) so crippling the older iPhone models is probably a priority as well. Oh well, at least the faithful will have a nice new font to enjoy their version number update.

7. hateftotti

Posts: 228; Member since: May 03, 2011

After updeting Galaxy S4 to Lollipop battery life has significantly increased and device is way faster. But how slow a iPhone4s or iPhone 5 is after iOS8 update?

10. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

5 is a bit slower than it used to be on ios7. Seriously think about ipad 2 and ipad mini. Both have seriously outdated hardware. Even the new ipad, aka ipad 3, sux due to crappy SoC and high screen res.

25. singhkaran9830 unregistered

I didn't upgrade my ipod touch 5th gen to iOS 8 as it would have made my device buggy.Thinking of upgrading to iOS 9.

11. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Don't saw a noticeable slowdown on iPhone 5.

22. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Yeah, iOS 8 destroyed my iPhone 5.

15. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Yes but the sad truth is that older devices will lack features...

17. waddup121 unregistered

coolio!

21. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Sorry it just the name of the iOS, it as nothing new, Google updates there core files and apps all the time to older phones with the new Apis, so you get nothing over older Google phones

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Good news for a5 chip device users, for enjoy extra 1 hour battery life with improved siri

18. gaming64 unregistered

Hope iOS 8's mistake wont come over. iOS 7 was the last stable update i had.

3. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Hey look, my iPad mini is supported. It'll probably break it further.

26. Pulkit1990

Posts: 46; Member since: May 08, 2014

haha haters hate even when support is provided .

27. Remmy

Posts: 189; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Support? You call an update which makes your device even slower and frustrating to use an example of "support"? Wow.

28. Pulkit1990

Posts: 46; Member since: May 08, 2014

Yes it might make it slower but atleast you have an option .

29. Remmy

Posts: 189; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

That's not support, it's called forcing your customers to upgrade. They "trick" the users into thinking they wouldn't feel left out. But in reality, they intentionally leave the users frustrated with buggy software.

4. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

A slimmer version? Is this not contradictory to what they spoke about Fragmentation? In fact is this not fragmentation because there is no way the 5C will do the multitasking with its low amount of ram! maybe Apple should stop the rhetoric on fragmentation.

5. mawi2013

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

iOS 7 made my iphone 4S totally unusable. Updates are only make older phones worse so that you have to buy a newer model

12. Rock_Hardwood

Posts: 117; Member since: May 11, 2015

ios 7 works great on my 4s

24. ideal_josh

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

liar.

13. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Sorry, but 7.1.2 is flawless on 4S, I wish I'd never upgrade my to iOS8, which is crap. If 9 matches the 7.1.2 performance it'd be great.

8. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Ipad 2, wow. I bet that dated hardware works like crap. Will the ios 9 finally brick this prehistoric device for good?

20. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

I have friends that have iPod 5, iPhone 4S and iPad 2 and they all run like crap on iOS 8.

9. Rock_Hardwood

Posts: 117; Member since: May 11, 2015

yay my iphone 6 will be supported

14. KetchupsMustard

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Lets see if it really is only 1.3 GB....

19. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Lollipop= 1.1 GB "Huge" iOS 9= 1.3 GB "only"

16. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

iOS9 on iPhone 4s... aush hope they improve performance for that hardware.

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