Not all iOS 7 features will be coming to older iDevices

11 June, 2013

iOS 7 brings a plethora of new upgrades and improvements, and is by Apple's own admission the largest update since the introduction of the operating system. It introduced many features like camera filters, AirDrop cloud sharing, as well as updates to Siri and the new iTunes Radio.

Unfortunately, not all Apple devices will be getting the latest and greatest from Apple, and many of the older iDevices that are getting it, won't be getting the full set of features.

To help you quickly identify what you'll be getting on your iPhone, iPad or iPod, we've got a handy table that lets you see everything at a glance.

Updated SiriiTunes RadioAirDropPanoramaSquare photosCamera filtersPhoto filters

iPhone 4

iPhone 4S

iPhone 5

iPod touch 5G

iPad 2

iPad 3

iPad 4

iPad mini

As you can see, the iPad 2 has the fewest supported features, only getting iTunes Radio, while the iPhone 4 gets that plus square photos and filters. It seems that 4S owners will have to do without AirDrop and camera filters, and none of the iPads will be supporting Panorama shooting modes.

For a comprehensive look at what else is updated in iOS 7, check out this post.

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Reader comments

  • AnonD-77351

iPad 3 got all the features the iPad mini got, except for AirDrop which is a hardware feature so it can't be added. You're right about the iPad 2, though

  • Anonymous

I think that apple is not going to put a lot of feauters in the iPad 2 because apple wants that we wast a money buying knew ipads, ipods, and iphones, well thats my opinion.

when will it be available for download