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Here’s what device you need to run iOS 8

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:48PM EST
iOS 8 Compatible Devices

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Apple on Monday unveiled iOS 8, its next major mobile operating system, which will bring several important features, including new notifications, widgets support, a smarter keyboard and support for third-party keyboards, Touch ID support for third-party apps, but also new health-related features.

While iOS 8 beta will be available to developers starting today, not all existing iOS devices will be able to run the new iOS version.

Apple’s Craig Federighi revealed on stage that the iPhone 4 will finally be left out of Apple’s iOS update cycle. The oldest iOS device to support iOS 8 will be the iPhone 4s.

The list of iOS devices that will support iOS 8 also includes iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 2, iPad with Retina display, iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display.

Obviously, Apple’s unannounced 2014 iOS devices will also run iOS 8 when they’ll be launched this fall.

For the latest breaking news from Apple’s WWDC 2014 keynote, visit our WWDC 2014 hub!

An image showing Apple’s list of iOS 8 supported devices, as published on Apple’s site follows below.


Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.


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