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Can my iPhone or iPad get iOS 9? Full list of iOS 9 compatible devices.

Lewis Painter | June 10, 2015
Can my iPad or iPhone run iOS 9? Which models are compatible with iOS 9? And can/should I upgrade my iPhone 4s to iOS 9?

Apple took to the stage at WWDC 2015 to show off iOS 9, and with the unveiling of the new mobile operating system came the announcement about which iPhones, iPads and iPods will be able to get it when it is released in autumn. Though iPhones and iPads are top of the range when released, as the years go by and new iterations of iOS are released, devices become slow and sluggish. This is because they're typically designed for the iteration of iOS that's released alongside them, and as new versions of iOS are released for newer and faster hardware becomes available, older devices become sluggish and get dropped.

Here's a list of every Apple device that supports iOS 8:

iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 PlusiPod touch (fifth generation)

Will your iPhone or iPad be able to run Apple's latest version of iOS, iOS 9? Read on to find out.

Will my iPhone run iOS 9?

So, the question on everyone's lips is "will my iPhone run iOS 9?" Now we know for sure and it turns out that the reports claiming that the iPhone 4S is safe for another year were right! All of the iPhones compatible with iOS 8 (as listed above) are also compatible with iOS 9.

Will my iPad run iOS 9?

Unlike iPhones, iPads last a while longer at the bottom of the iOS update table, with the original iPad lasting three iOS updates before it was culled. A great example of this is the second-generation iPad, the iPad 2, which was launched in early-2011 and is still supported on iOS 8. However with this being said, people are suffering with speed issues with the iPad 2 running iOS 8, so we thought its days might be numbered. However, as with iPhones, Apple is making all of the iPads compatible with iOS 8 compatible with iOS 9 too. We'll have to wait and see how sluggish it makes it, though.

The same goes for iPad mini, so despite our predictions the iPad 2 and original iPad mini will get iOS 9, as well as their successors, as listed below:

iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3

iOS 9 isn't coming until later this year, so if read on to find out more about compatibility with iOS 8, Apple's current mobile operating system.

Which iPads and iPhones can run iOS 8?

When a new version iOS is launched, promising exciting new features and a polished (or entirely revamped) interface, many Apple fans on slightly older devices are forced to make a hard decision: abandon their cherished old iPhone or iPad — which may get an incomplete feature set, run slower or fail to run the new iOS at all — or miss out on the new iOS update. Well, iOS 8 is here, along with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and it's jampacked with great new features. Obviously the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus run iOS 8, but can your iPhone or iPad run iOS 8? And has the time come to upgrade your hardware in order to make the software upgrade?


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