Here’s Every Device That Supports iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

Apple announced the release of both iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 at its 2020 Worldwide Developers Conference in June. The virtual event featured Apple employees, including CEO Tim Cook and senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federghi, showcasing the latest software for iPhone and iPad devices. As with most of Apple’s software upgrades, some devices will lag behind due to age. Here is every device that supports iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

iPhones that support iOS 14

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If your iPhone supports iOS 13, you’re in luck – iOS 14 will be available for all iPhone devices that support the previous generation of Apple’s mobile operating system. The cutoff point, and the oldest device to support iOS 14, will be the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus released in September 2015.

These requirements are typical of what we’ve seen in the past, with Apple supporting older devices for nearly half a decade after release. If you’re still using an iPod Touch, we also have good news, as iOS 14 will be compatible with the latest 7-generation devices.

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Apple initially sought iPadOS from iOS in 2019, and the tradition continues with iPadOS 14 this year. A large number of iPad devices will be supported back in the iPad Air 2, which was released in October 2014. Due to the hardware available within Apple’s tablet devices, we’re not surprised to see a tablet from six years ago supporting its latest software.

With iOS 14, if your iPad received iOS 13 last year, you’ll be able to continue your software update journey.

Why is my iPad or iPhone not compatible?

If your device failed to make the cutoff for iOS or iPadOS 14, it will not be terminated. Apple will typically cut devices it thinks will be unable to run their latest software up to standard; This is usually due to older hardware that may conflict with new software requirements.

In recent years, we’ve seen Apple leverage more modern technologies in iterations of its hardware, such as its neural engine for machine learning tasks. Older devices, which did not include a chip, would be unable to run dependent software.

What’s new in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14?

For full details, we recommend checking out our articles on the best new features in iPadOS 14 and some of the best features to come for iOS 14.. Some of the key features coming to iOS include the ability to add newly redesigned widgets to your home screen, better organize your message conversations, and use the new app library to find your favorite apps.

For iPad devices, iPadOS 14 will bring new capabilities to users with the Apple Pencil, including the ability to write or copy and paste their handwritten notes into any text field. Apple has also released the latest version of MacOS, called Big Sur, as well as watchOS 7.

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