Which devices are eligible for the Apple iOS 8 update?

Apple announced a huge number of improvements and additions to iOS at its Worldwide Developer Conference this week. We highlighted some of the major features that the company is bringing to iOS 8, and we also put together a gallery that shows some of what you can expect from it.

iOS 8 will be available as a free update when it launches later this year, but before then, Apple has released a preview version that users can install on their devices right now. But of the 800 million iOS devices that the company has sold so far, which of them are actually compatible with iOS 8? 

Apple is not supporting its earliest iPhone models with the update, so if you're still holding on to an original iPhone, iPhone 3G, 3GS or 4, you're out of luck. Only the iPhone 4s, 5, 5c and 5s will be able to install iOS 8 officially, as will the fifth-gen iPod Touch. 

The iPad 2, iPad with Retina Display (third- and fourth-gen models), iPad Air, and both iPad mini models will also be compatible with iOS 8, leaving only the original iPad unsupported by this latest update. 

Are you planning to install the iOS 8 beta? Or have you done so already? Or do you intend to wait until the autumn when the final version is ready for release? Let us know your thoughts below! 

Source and images: Apple 

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