Apple made quite an impact during its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Tuesday with the release of major software updates for its mobiles and PCs. The iOS 9 was launched with much fanfare to the anticipation of several users worldwide and is pegged to be rolled out later this fall.
Ahead of the major release, Apple has explained all the features along with the list of iDevices that will get the update. Here is a full list of all the iPhones and iPads that will get updated to iOS 9 when the public roll-out officially begins.
Unlike Google's Android, Apple treats its products with latest software updates regularly. Devices as old as iPhone 4S and iPad 2 will be updated to the latest iOS 9, giving an overhauled user experience regardless of what generation device they are using. In simple words, if your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 8, you will be getting the iOS 9 software at release.
According to Apple's iOS 9 preview page, iOS 9 will support the following devices:
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5C
- iPhone 5S
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPad 2
- iPad 3rd generation and 4th generation
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- iPad mini
- iPad mini 2
- iPad mini 3
- iPod touch 5th generation
This is great news for some legacy iPhone users as Apple is keeping its 4-year-old flagship in the upgrade cycle, but devices before that have been left out of the race in the current iOS8 upgrade. The latest software is going to be a major upgrade in terms of security and performance, addressing major pressing points such as battery woes and speed issues found in iOS 8.
Apple is currently offering its iOS 9 Beta for users who are interested in testing the early builds of the new OS. But to do so, you must have a registered developer account.