Sadly, looking at the pattern, iPhone SE, iPhone 6S families, iPad Air 2 may not getting the iOS 14.
Apple has yet to announce iOS 14 this year – 2020. But many has been wondering, what devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) would be compatible with the coming iOS 14.
Before jumping into device compatibility list, there are features I wish Apple to bake them into iOS 14 (read here) and features I wish Apple steal them from Google’s Android (read here). Do give your comments down below if you agree/disagree with me and/or you have other features on your wish list for iOS 14.
So which iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are compatible with iOS 14?
Apple made a surprise list last year (2019) when they introduced iOS 13, Apple excluded many iOS devices: iPhone 6 families, iPod Touch 6th Gen as well as iPad Air and iPad Mini 3 from getting updated to iOS 13 mainly due to 2GB RAM min requirements of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.
Hopefully this year (2020), Apple won’t exclude any existing running iOS 13 devices from the list – since Apple strategy to give update as long as it could (last year it gave 5 year-old iOS devices an update) and considering the economy that looks not so good due to recent Coronavirus impact.
Anyway, these are iOS devices that will compatible with iOS 14 – based on last year pattern:
iPhone: iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE 2nd Generation, iPhone XS and XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
iPad: All iPad Pros, iPad 6th gen (introduced in 2017), iPad 5th gen (introduced in 2016), iPad mini 4.
iPod Touch: iPod Touch 7th gen (introduced in 2019).
What are the iDevices that support iOS 13 but won’t support iOS 14?
These are the list of devices that exists on last year iOS 13 update but will likely be missing from this year iOS 14 update.
iPhone: iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, iPhone SE 1st Generation.
iPod Touch: NA
iPad: iPad Air 2
Actual iOS 14 supported devices will be updated once Apple make the official announcement during the first virtual WWDC this year.
Bring it all together
While the list above is based on prediction seeing from the last few years Apple pattern on giving out update to older devices, but Apple is a company that is full of surprise. Who knows Apple will retain some older devices to be compatible with iOS 14 or the other way around, Apple shall remove some newer devices from getting compatible with iOS 14. Only time will tell!
Is your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch part of the iOS 14 compatible devices above?
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