Sunday, January 23, 2022

These are the iPhones and iPads that will receive iOS and iPadOS 14

One of the most impressive things about Apple is how they manage to always suppor their devices for very many years. This is something no Android Smartphone maker can boast of. Maybe perhaps OnePlus – though updates take long to arrive. But not even Google can boast of the same with their dedicated Pixel lineup.

At WWDC 2020, Apple has announced a couple of new things coming to iOS 14 at the beginning of the fourth quarter of the year. From around September, the new version of iOS will be rolling out, and it will bring with it new Widgets that can be placed anywhere, new Picture in Picture mode, new Siri interface, new Messages, new compact ways to receive calls, nad much more.

Most of these features plus more will make it to the iPads too with iPadOS 14. I’ve already written a post diving into the best new features that’ll come with iPadOS 14, check it out.

All iPhones that will receive iOS 14:

  • iPod Touch (7th Gen)
  • iPhone SE (2016)
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7
  • iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

All iPads that will receive iPadOS 14:

  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air (3rd Generation)
  • iPad Mini 4
  • iPad Mini (5th Generation)
  • iPad (5th Generation)
  • iPad (6th Generation)
  • iPad Pro 9.7 inch
  • iPad Pro 10.5 inch
  • iPad Pro 11 inch (Both Generations)
  • iPad Pro 12.9 inch (All Generations)

If you watched the keynote, and all this time you were wondering if your device would receive iOS 14, or iPadOS 14, well these lists answer all your questions. Apple is going to support the iPhone 6s all the way from 2015 with iOS 14 through 2021. That’s 6+ years of support! Even the iPad Air 2 from 2014 will still have iPadOS 14 in 2021. Wow.

Such support is not only good for developers who now get to have their apps available to more people across the world, it is also good for customers who continue to receive value for their purchases over the years. That’s why an iPhone or an iPad will still sell for a significant amount even if it is very old and dated.


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