So earlier today Apple announced iOS 8. Was it the iOS update that iOS users have been waiting for? Perhaps. Apple introduced a host of changes and new features that didn’t feel groundbreaking, but at the same time afforded users a lot of conveniences. Perhaps that might be more important for some users than having to have new and epic features everytime, right?
That being said, if you were hoping to get your hands on iOS 8, you might be interested to learn that the minimum requirements you are expected to have is an iPhone 4S. This is according to the iOS 8 page on Apple’s website which states that iOS 8 will only be compatible with the iPhone 4S and above, so iPhone 4 users are out of luck.
As for other devices, iOS 8 will only play nicely with the iPod touch 5th gen. For iPad users, you will be pleased to learn that iOS 8 will be compatible with the iPad 2 and above, which is surprising given that the iPad 2 is pretty old, although we have to wonder if the changes and features that Apple introduced will be slow/laggy on such an old device, but we guess we’ll just have to wait and see how it turns out.
iOS 8 is scheduled for a release in the fall, presumably alongside the next-gen iPhone which has also been rumored for a fall release. This also seems to be in line with last year’s release where Apple introduced iOS 7 at WWDC 2013, and released it in the fall of 2013 as well.