Will my iPhone or iPad get iOS 9? Apple revealed the devices that will support the update!
posted by Paul K. / Jun 08, 2015, 1:51 PM
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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Best support ever! More than 4 years old devices still get that support
posted on Jun 08, 2015, 1:52 PM 5
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Only the iPad Air 2 is getting the multitasking split window feature that comes with iOS 9.
posted on Jun 08, 2015, 2:09 PM 3
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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.
posted on Jun 08, 2015, 7:23 PM 0
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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?
posted on Jun 08, 2015, 2:15 PM 5
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Good news for a5 chip device users, for enjoy extra 1 hour battery life with improved siri
posted on Jun 08, 2015, 1:55 PM 3
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Hey look, my iPad mini is supported. It'll probably break it further.
posted on Jun 08, 2015, 1:55 PM 3
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haha haters hate even when support is provided .
posted on Jun 09, 2015, 1:09 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jun 12, 2015, 6:45 AM 0
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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.
posted on Jun 08, 2015, 2:07 PM 1
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iOS 7 made my iphone 4S totally unusable. Updates are only make older phones worse so that you have to buy a newer model
posted on Jun 08, 2015, 2:09 PM 8
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Ipad 2, wow. I bet that dated hardware works like crap. Will the ios 9 finally brick this prehistoric device for good?
posted on Jun 08, 2015, 2:48 PM 1
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