Apple iOS 14 to support all iPhone models that run iOS 13: Report

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 27-Jan-2020
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Even the most inclusive of software update rollouts from Apple tends to drop support for a couple of iPhones from the older generations. But if this new report from French portal iPhoneSoft is to be believed, then Apple’s upcoming iOS 14 could support all the iPhone models that were supported by iOS 13 last year, including the aging iPhone SE. According to the report, only a couple of iPads and possibly the iPod touch (7th gen) won’t make it to the new version later this year.

The report claims that, when Apple releases iOS 14 later in the year, it will support each and every iPhone model that was supported by iOS 13. That includes the iPhone 11 series (11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max), iPhone X series (Xs/Xs Max/XR/X), iPhone 8 series (8/8 Plus), iPhone 7 series (7/7 Plus), iPhone 6s series (6s/6s Plus), and the iPhone SE. The report goes on to suggest that iOS 14 will come preloaded on this year’s iPhone models, namely the iPhone 12 (5G), iPhone 12 Pro (5G), and iPhone SE 2/iPhone 9.

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When Apple rolled out iOS 13 in September last year, it rebranded the version it delivered to its iPad line-up as iPadOS, starting with iPadOS 13 (to match the iPhone counterpart’s version number). In the process, it dropped support for devices with 1GB RAM, such as the iPad mini 2, mini 3, and the original iPad Air. The report says that with the rollout of iOS 14, the iPad mini 4 and iPad Air 2 will also be excluded. The report mentions that iOS 14 could include support for the iPod touch (7th gen). At any rate, we advise you to take this information with a pinch of salt since it’s not from a verified source.

Earlier this year, we reported that Apple could launch not one but two iPhone SE 2 models this year, given that the company’s focus is evidently spreading from the premium-range market to the mid-range market. If that turns out to be true, then we can expect the second model as well to run iOS 14. One of the two iPhone SE 2 models is expected to be based heavily on the iPhone 8. It should come with the same Touch ID-enabled home button on the chin as well. You can read more about the iPhone SE 2 here.

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