iOS 7 is coming to iPhone 4 and up, but not all features will be available on all devices

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iOS 7 is coming to iPhone 4 and up, but not all features will be available on all devices
So, iOS 7 is finally here, and guess what, it'll be coming to most of the iPhones and iPads currently in use. As before, though, not each and every feature will be available on every iOS 7-supported model.

Let's start with the good news: starting this fall, iOS 7 will be released for the iPhone 5, 4S and even the 4, as well as the iPad 4, 3, 2, mini and iPod touch 5th gen. That's some pretty awesome software support right there, but as we said, there will be some limitations in place for the older devices. Thankfully, though, it seems like those limitations won't be too severe:

  1. Panorama format is available on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPod touch (5th generation). Square and video formats and swipe to capture are available on iPhone 4 or later, iPad (3rd generation or later), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation).
  2. Filters in Camera are available on iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation). Filters in Photos are available on iPhone 4 or later, iPad (3rd generation or later), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation).
  3. AirDrop is available on iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires an iCloud account.
  4. Siri is available on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply. New female and male voices will be available initially in U.S. English, French, and German.


So, not that bad, right? Best of all, each of the above-mentioned devices will be getting the brand new user interface, which remains the biggest new iOS feature. iOS 7 will be made publicly available this fall, probably at the same time as the launch of the next iPhone.

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