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#1 EZRecovery

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 20:07

Apple officially announced iOS 8 today with a ton of new features, including HealthKit, better notifications and improved iMessages. Many users can look forward to the update coming at some point this fall, but iPhone 4 users will be left behind.

 

Apple didn’t mention which devices would be compatible with iOS 8 during the keynote, but they left a quick note about it toward the bottom of the iOS 8 press release, mentioning that the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 2, iPad with Retina display, iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display would all be eligible to receive the iOS 8 update.

 

Unfortunately, the iPhone 4 is left out of that list, and we’re frankly surprised to see the iPad 2 getting support for the new version of iOS.

 

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It’s been rumored that the iPhone 4 wouldn’t support iOS 8, and we’re really not surprised that it turned out to be true. While it feels like the iPhone 4 was just announced yesterday, it is an aging device that’s pretty much on its death bed.

 

Apple’s tradition of dropping support for older devices and discontinuing iOS updates is nothing new. We saw the same thing happen for the iPhone 3GS not supporting iOS 7, so we’re not surprised the next device in line is getting the same ax with iOS 8.

 

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#2 shockz

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 20:13


Apple didn’t mention which devices would be compatible with iOS 8 during the keynote

 

Yes, they did.....

 

Also the iPad 2 uses the same proc as the 4s, so I'm not sure why that would be surprising.

 

Horrible article overall.



#3 bithush

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 20:14

I was pretty surprised to see the 4s is getting iOS 8 to be honest. If they had skipped the iPhone 4s they would have been able to just target the higher res screen on the later models then again with the new iPhone obviously going to have a higher res display they current models it probably doesn't matter much :)



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 20:25

Nothing surprising as the iPhone 4 is almost 4 years old.



#5 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 20:28

The 4 was discontinued almost a year ago, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that they're drop support.

Apple has been pretty consistent with a 4 year support cycle, and this is following the same trend. iOS9 will drop the 4S, and on and on....



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 20:29

its also posted on http://www.apple.com/ios/ios8/

 

 

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 21:09

Meh, just as well. Ever since 7 and even the update before that my and my families iPad 2s have been getting more and more unusable. And I doubt 8 will make them any better.

They hang and crash constantly. Trying to use the Facebook app is an like having your teeth pulled, scrolling hangs, opening a comment threads, hangs, opening a picture full screen, hangs and likely to crash the app... Meh.


Ordered new tablets yesterday, GF got an iPad Air for so e reason while I got a Lenovo Miix 2 i5 tablet with key dock, iOS is getting on my nerves, down to little things like not being able to have the full editor when posting on neowin or the absolute weird behavour when you try to comment on something that uses disqus...



Interesting how they list 3rd and 4th gen iPads as the same device...

#8 vanx

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 21:27

They are saying that it is unfortunate that iPhone 4 did not make the cut, but then go on to say that they are not surprised. Make your mind up people... :rolleyes:



#9 HawkMan

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 21:31

unfortunate and unsurprising aren't mutually exclusive



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:14

Not surprised, the iPhone 4 is already four years old and not even being sold anymore.



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 15:23

Meh, just as well. Ever since 7 and even the update before that my and my families iPad 2s have been getting more and more unusable. And I doubt 8 will make them any better.

They hang and crash constantly. Trying to use the Facebook app is an like having your teeth pulled, scrolling hangs, opening a comment threads, hangs, opening a picture full screen, hangs and likely to crash the app... Meh.


Ordered new tablets yesterday, GF got an iPad Air for so e reason while I got a Lenovo Miix 2 i5 tablet with key dock, iOS is getting on my nerves, down to little things like not being able to have the full editor when posting on neowin or the absolute weird behavour when you try to comment on something that uses disqus...



Interesting how they list 3rd and 4th gen iPads as the same device...

 

That is not normal at all, you should do a full Restore on iTunes, and after new install, restore the backup.

 

I have iPad2 and it runs great on iOS7, its really something good to have so many years of support. iOS8 also for iPad2, i think it will be fine.



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 20:18

Seeing as it happens on at least 4 iPad 2's that I know of, two who are used by not very computer literate people who just use them for Facebook Internet and a couple of games, yeah it's normal.