KEY POINTS

  • Apple's iOS 14 will reportedly not drop support for any iPhones the latest version currently supports now
  • Apple is still developing the update and could still leave out the older end of the iOS update
  • The iPadOS update will also be released at the same time as the iOS 14

New speculation about the iOS 14 claimed that it’ll support a similar set of iPhones as the current iOS 13. However, the new iPadOS would be dropping support for a few iPad units with this next update. Meanwhile, Apple is still keeping mum about the details regarding the next iOS update.

A month prior to Apple’s first major event this 2020, new rumors have been circulating about the iOS 14, saying that the upcoming update would not be making any current iOS 13-supported iPhone obsolete once it goes live. Many owners of earlier iPhone models may rest easy with this potential announcement. The information came from an Apple developer via French website iPhoneSoft.

If this is to be believed, the iOS 14 will reportedly support the following iPhones:  iPhone 11,  iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone SE. The current iOS 13 supports all of these iPhones with the latest features, except for iPhones without compatible hardware to run them.

Meanwhile, the iPad now has the iPadOS and enjoys separate updates from iPhones. The iPadOS update coming with the iOS 14 will reportedly leave out the iPad Mini 4 and iPad Air 2.

Both of these iPad units are already around half a decade old. Apple is known to cut off support for older devices in their latest updates.

However, the iOS 14 is still in development and could still opt out the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s generation out of the compatibility list. For now, these new iOS and iPadOS updates are expected to show up on Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this coming June 2020.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro - Color Variety The iPhone 11 Pro's successor is expected to have a better camera setup. Photo: Apple