iOS 14 is the next major release for Apple’s mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. As per reports, iOS 14 will support the same devices that iOS 13 supports, which means that the 7 year old iPad Air 2 will also get the update.
Two Apple centered tech publishers, The Verifier and iPhonesoft report that all devices supporting iOS 13 will be in line for the new iOS 14 upgrade as well. The new iOS 14 update is anticipated to enhance performance and introduce new features, even on the older iPhone 6s with A9 chip. Check out our coverage of the new features expected in iOS 14.
iOS 14 Compatible Devices
Here is a list of all the iPhones and iPads that will support the new iOS 14 update once it releases later this year:
- iPhone 12 Series (expected to release later this year)
- iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 6S Plus
- iPhone 6S
- iPhone SE (2016)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (4th generation)
- 11-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation)
- 11-inch iPad Pro (1st generation)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st generation)
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad Air 2
Traditionally, Apple provides software updates for devices for up to 5 years, however, the company will be going beyond that for some devices with iOS 14.
Release Date for iOS 14
The release is expected to be in mid-September, which is in line with previous iOS 9 to iOS 13 launch dates for the general public. Although, with the current situation and its impact, the date may be delayed to October or later.
As always, Apple will release the test versions of iOS 14 in the following manner:
- Developer beta is expected to be launch right after WWDC20 event on June 22.
- Public beta will release a few weeks after.
The beta versions will help get an actual idea of the actual features and changes in iOS 14. The beta releases also help Apple developers fix bugs and enhance the user experience based on feedback from beta testers, before the actual launch.