Apple iOS 14 will bring a lot of cool new features and updates but the question remains whether it will be compatible with your iPhone or not. While the last iOS update almost supported every iPhone, there are rumors that iOS 14 might not be compatible with the iPhone 6S series. Here is the list of supported devices that run Apple iOS 14 and also information on the release date and new features in the update.
Apple iOS 14: List of Supported Devices
Apple has always been consistent about the lifespan of its iPhone and most of the times newer updates are not supported by older iPhones citing hardware requirements limitations. It is also a ploy to make the older iPhones obsolete and so far the time window is five years after the release date. Apple iPhones which are five years or older generally don’t support new iOS updates and it has been used to speculate that which iPhone series will support iOS 14 and which won’t be compatible.
The recently released iOS 13 was compatible with iPhone 6S or higher models. Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will be five years older in 2020 and as per the tech reports, it won’t be able to run on iOS 14 as the operating system doesn’t match the hardware requirements. It means all the iPhone released from 2017 will support the Apple iOS 14 update and it includes:
- iPhone 7, 7 Plus
- iPhone 8, 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XS, XS Max,
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max
Apple iOS 14 Release Date and Features: What is New in the Update?
Apple iOS 14 will most likely be introduced at WWDC 2020 in the month of June next year to the developers and a full-fledged release can come up in September along with the iPhone 12.
New 2020 iPhone Prototype (D53)
– Vertical Ring/Silent switch
– No notch
– Lightning connector
– SwitchBoard 18A311 (iOS 14.0) pic.twitter.com/EMZGWueDKa
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Since iOS 13 was full of bugs, Apple has developed a new technology that will allow them to test the new iOS 14 while in development mode. It is why only a few of the features will come out with Apple iOS 14 at the release time and the rest of them will be provided over regular updates.