iPhone 5s with iOS 8.3
iPhone 5s with iOS 8.3IBTimes India

Hype around Apple's upcoming new operating system, iOS 9, is getting bigger with its release date drawing nearer. The software is expected to be announced on 8 June at WWDC 2015 at Moscone Center in San Francisco and iPhone users have something to cheer about as the firmware is very likely to come to devices as old as iPhone 4s and iPad Mini.

There were speculations that the upcoming iOS might not be made available to older iPhone devices with the intention of encouraging gadget lovers to purchase new phones and tablets but Apple Inc. seems to be in for a surprise this time around as the company is said to be working on making the iOS 9 compatible for several devices.

According to a report by 9to5mac citing sources, "even A5-based Apple devices, including the original iPad mini and discontinued iPhone 4S," will get iOS 9 and Apple is working on coming up with a version that will run on A5 devices without any hitch instead of "developing a feature-complete version of iOS 9 for older hardware." So, several devices like iPhone $s, iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and others will get the firmware when launched. 

Apple iOS 9, codenamed "Monarch," is expected to improve stability and performance, and come with several security features. 9to5mac claimed in another report that the Cupertino giant is planning to add a new Home app to manage HomeKit-compatible accessories. HomeKit, which was introduced at Worldwide Developers Conference 2014, is to manage home-connected devices, enabling users to remotely control parts of their home from their devices through Siri or the Home app.