Apple unveiled iOS 7
on Monday with a brand new interface, and a slew of
new features. Similar to previous iOS updates, the new OS will not work
on all previous generation devices. iOS 7 will be available only for
the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 2,
iPad with retina display (third and fourth generations) and the iPad
However, not all devices eligible for the update will receive
all features. Several new features are available only in select devices
and select regions. If you are concerned whether your old iOS device
will be receiving a particular functionality with the new upgrade, this
list should clear your doubts.
feature in the Camera is available only on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPod
touch (5th generation). Also, square and video formats and swipe to
capture are available on iPhone 4 or later, iPad (3rd generation or
later), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation).
newly added filters that lend Instagram like features to the Camera app
will be available on iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation). However,
filters for the Photos app will be available on iPhone 4 or later, iPad
(3rd generation or later), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation).
wireless file sharing solution that was previously available only on
the OS X came to the iOS with the introduction of iOS 7. AirDrop can be
used to share content wirelessly with people around you using Wi-Fi and
Bluetooth. The feature however will support only iPhone 5, iPad (4th
generation), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires an
Apple's personal voice assistant
Siri has been a popular companion on iOS devices. With iOS 7, Apple
introduces new commands as well as Bing, Twitter and Wikipedia
integration for Siri. The availability of the features of the voice
guide however varies in different countries. It may not be available in
all languages or in all areas. Like before, Siri is available on iPhone
4S, iPhone 5, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th
generation) and requires Internet access.
Other new features such
as the iTunes Radio or the revamped Safari are part of core iOS 7 and
you'll get to enjoy those features as long as your device is amongst
those listed above as eligible for upgrade.
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