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Older Apple devices won’t be getting all of the new iOS 7 features

Despite all the bling-bling that iOS 7 carries with it, all of the shiny new features won’t make it to older generation iPhones and iPads. Is this fragmentation happening in iDevice land?

iOS 7

Apple has always boasted of fast software updates and long-time device support  on their iOS devices. Android phones typically remain one release behind the latest version of the OS, except of course (some of) the flagships and Google Nexus devices. But you see, fragmentation exists in this otherwise highly stable and organized ecosystem as well. Users might be treated to newer versions of the OS, but is it really beneficial if many of the new features that highlight the new OS are itself missing?

MobileGeeks made the effort to tabulate all the new features that will be arriving (and not arriving) on older iDevices with the new iOS 7 operating system. Take a look:

iOS 7 features to older Apple devices

iOS 7 will be made available officially to iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Mini and the iPad Touch 5G. The first generation iPad as well as the iPhone 3GS and the iPod Touch 4G have finally been laid to rest.

For those who want to have a quick look at iOS 7 in action, check out GSMArena’s hands-on with the new OS on the iPhone 5:

Source: MobileGeeks via GSMArenaPhoneArena

Preetam Nath
A 3rd year engineering student, Preetam Nath has a keen interest in following the smartphone and tablet sphere. He plays games on his favorite old PC when he's not doing anything. In the mornings, you can often find him at the gym.

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