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No iOS 8 Update for iPad 2 & iPhone 4

News Paul Briden 14:05, 30 Might 2014

Apple iOS eight won't help older fashions together with the iPhone four and iPad 2

Apple’s iOS eight is predicted for a reveal at WWDC 2014 subsequent month, however information has emerged that not each Apple product can be eligible for the brand new software program model.

Actually this shouldn’t come as a lot of a shock, each time Apple launches a brand new software program construct a few of its older merchandise have their help phased out. Macworld reviews that iOS 8 will see the iPhone 4S and iPad three and above upgrading to the brand new software program, which means the now lengthy-in-the-tooth iPad 2 and iPhone four can be caught on iOS 7. Final yr Apple phased out help for the unique iPad and iPhone 3GS, so it's at the very least sticking to a constant sample.

Customers nonetheless on iPhone four handsets might discover this an inconvenience, however with studies of a less expensive 8GB iPhone 5S, a discount in worth of the iPhone 4S and the probably continued discount of the iPhone 5C there are alternatives to improve to an iOS eight suitable system with out forking out on the iPhone 5S or forthcoming iPhone 6. As normal, Apple’s subsequent crop of units – the iPhone 6/Air, iPhone phablet, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini three will carry iOS eight on launch. The iPod 5 may also help iOS eight.

Typically this phasing out is because of new software program options which depend on hardware older fashions wouldn't have. It’s not clear what this might be for the brand new iOs eight construct, however there's speak of Apple launching a brand new software program suite at WWDC which can permit customers to regulate numerous house home equipment, together with lights and safety hardware.

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