Apple makes a gift to its users: iOS 14 won’t “kill” any iPhone

The new operating system will work on older iPhone and iPad models: find out the features and affected devices

While other manufacturers stop after two or three years to release system updates to old devices, the Cupertino-based company has always kept in mind even dated devices. And so it will do for the new iOS 14, which will also work perfectly on many iPhone models that support iOS 13.

It is not yet known when the new version of the operating system will debut on the market, but it will surely be announced in the summer, and then debut in September. Older models like iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 will also support iOS 14. The same is not expected to happen to iPhone 6s and iPhone SE, soon to be replaced by iPhone SE2. The latter will launch with iOS 13 but can be safely updated with iOS 14. The news is not official, but it was reported by the iPhonesoft platform, according to which Apple would like to keep the old models alive for another year.

The debut of iOS 14: when will it be presented?

According to some rumors, Apple will officially present its new operating system during WWDC 2020 in June. The first beta is expected to be released in in August, the system is likely to be finally released in September 2020.

Apple is working on improving so many features, it would be focusing on some of its key services such as Apple TV + and Apple Arcade, but also Apple Music and Apple News. Alongside the improvement of native apps, there would be no shortage of new features related to augmented reality, the ability to make landscape screen calls, and general improvement in system performance. It seems that the company is focusing on some specific features, which will allow the OS to be fast and performing even on older models.

iOS 14: on which devices will it work?  

The new Apple operating system will run in all devices on which iOS 13 currently runs. In this regard, it should be noted that there will be exceptions: it will not be possible to update some iPads and iPhones.

We are talking about iPad Mini 2 and iPad Air 2 that will soon be retired. As for iPhones, instead it will be the mid-range models that will not receive the update, namely the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 that integrate the SoC A7 and A8. The goal is to allow all devices to support even the most advanced features and align the fleet of devices on the market, and their respective features. This is not official information, but it's coming from the French site iPhonesoft, so it must be taken with a grain of salt, also because WWDC is several months away.

Now we have to wait until June to understand which devices will support the new system and which ones won't. And if yours doesn't make the list, you can always buy one of the best smartphones coming out in 2020.