Which iOS 7 features will your current Apple device get?
This entry was posted on Friday, June 14, 2013.
The release of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 7, has sharply divided critics. The OS has seen a complete overhaul in looks, and to a certain extent, functionality, for the first time since its very launch back in 2007 (at least to this degree). Unlike Android, Apple has consciously avoided fragmentation issues with its older devices by almost always making every version of iOS available for device models released in at least 3 years prior to the launch of a new iOS version. However, there tend to always be some cutting edge features and trinkets that tend to be glossed over when offering OS updates to older devices. With the iOS 7 launch for the public just a few months away, read on to know if your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad is getting long in the tooth below the break!
AirDrop is a new iOS feature that is meant to be a convenient way to bring all the benefits of NFC (Near Field Communication) without the need for an extra, battery intensive chip a la Android smartphones. It is going to be available to just the very latest devices - the iPad Mini, the 4th gen iPad, the 5th gen iPod Touch, and the iPhone 5.
The improved version of Siri in iOS 7 will be seen in the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad (3rd and 4th gen), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation).
The panorama camera mode will be available for the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPod touch (5th generation). Square and video formats and swipe to capture will be available from the iPhone 4 onwards, in the iPad 3rd and 4th generation, the iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation)
The new camera filters will be heading to just the iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation).
Clearly, iOS 7 is a new OS that is meant for the more powerful and newer members of Apple’s iDevice roster. The iPad 2 has clearly become obsolete now in the eyes of Apple, and if you own one, you may need to make plans to upgrade it!