When Apple announced its new iPhone models this week we also found out that iOS 7 is coming on September 18th. The new version brings a lot more features and a whole new look to the table. While it’s compatible with some older devices, it might not run optimally, and you won’t get all of the features newer devices get. So is the upgrade worth it?
Apple Devices Compatible with iOS 7
But from what we heard from the announcement yesterday, the new mobile OS has a lot of new eye candy and will require a lot of power under the hood. If you have an older device, it might not have the processing power to give you the full fluid experience that newer devices will have. In fact, it’s possible your older device could run slower by upgrading.
Also not all features in iOS 7 will be available on older devices. According to Apple’s website:
Not all features are available on all devices.
- Panorama format is available on iPhone 4s or later and iPod touch (5th generation). Square and video formats and swipe to capture are available on iPhone 4 or later, iPad (3rd generation or later), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation).
- Filters in Camera are available on iPhone 5 or later and iPod touch (5th generation). Filters in Photos are available on iPhone 4 or later, iPad (3rd generation or later), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation).
- AirDrop is available on iPhone 5 or later, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires an iCloud account.
- Siri is available on iPhone 4s or later, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply. New female and male voices will be available initially in U.S. English, French, and German.
When iOS 7 is launched on the 18th will you upgrade? Leave a comment and let us know what you think.