It is excellent news if this information comes from confirmed reliable sources. Such a scenario will give equipment with 5 years a modern operating system. IOS 14 brings several new features that require recent hardware. However, the operating system will also bring many other features that have been optimized, improved and tuned that run perfectly on a machine like the iPhone 6S. Thus, this scenario gives much more life to a wide range of iPhones, including the one that turns 5 in September this year.
This operating system that Apple will present within a few days, more precisely at the WWDC 2020 event, which starts on June 22, will show new bets. Augmented reality is one of those technologies that touches many of the tools we use on a daily basis.
iPhones supported on iOS 13 will also be supported on iOS 14
Apple abandoned support for several old iPhones with the release of iOS 13. This included the popular iPhone 5s and the iPhone 6 series. Given the large number of new features that iOS 13 brought to the table, it made sense for the company to abandon support for older devices.
Thus, and following the hand of rumors and alleged leaks of information, iOS 14 will not have heavy news. Apple will bet on fine-tuning tools, mechanics that it already had, optimizing sets of processes to make them more practical and increase usability.
Of course, some new features, such as Augmented Reality, will only run on the latest hardware and even other features, such as those that will require the U1 chip, only even on last year's and end-of-year machines.
Which iPhones will be supported?
Following the rumor, if iOS 14 ends up supporting the same set of devices as iOS 13, the following iPhones would be compatible with it:
- iPhone 6s series
- iPhone SE “Original”
- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
- 2020 iPhone SE
In addition to these, as will certainly be normal, there are also new models to be presented this autumn.
According to advanced information, IOS 14 will be the latest version of iOS for the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s series. In fact, it is not the first time that we have heard of iOS 14 with support for the same set of devices as iOS 13.
It is unclear whether iPadOS will support the same set of devices as iPadOS 13. With Apple branching iOS and iPadOS into separate operating systems, there is a possibility that Apple will abandon support for some older iPads, if the iPadOS introduce many new features.
Apple will announce iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and the next version of macOS, watchOS and tvOS at WWDC 2020, which is scheduled to take place virtually.