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Everything you need to know about the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

During the WWDC 2020 keynote, Apple revealed it's iOS 14 for iPhones as well as iPadOS 14 specifically designed for iPad. The new software updates are already available via public beta before Apple rolls stable version in the fall. But while the new updates will surely run on newer iPhones and iPads, they won’t run on very old devices. Just to give you a insight before the rumoured September 10 Apple event, I thought making a list of iPhones and iPads that are compatible with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

Which iPhones will be getting iOS 14?


iOS 14 will run on all iPhones released in the past five years. That means phones like the iPhone SE (first generation) and iPhone 6s will be getting iOS 14 support. However, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus won’t get iOS 14. In case you are still using the iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s as your daily driver, it’s high time to upgrade to a new iPhone.

Here are the list of iPhones that will receive iOS 14:

iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max

iPhone SE 2nd generation (2020)

iPhone XS and XS Max

iPhone XR

iPhone X

iPhone 8, 8 Plus

iPhone 7, 7 Plus

iPhone 6S, 6S Plus

iPhone SE 1st generation (2016)

What are the new features coming to iOS 14?


iOS 14 introduces a number of new features including a redesigned home screen, the ability to set default email and browser apps, a new Apple Translate app that enables real-time translation between two languages and many more. In iOS 14, users will now able to choose widgets that show the clock, weather, photos, and music and pin them to your screen. The latest version of iOS also includes a feature called 'App Gallery’ that automatically organises apps. i Message is also getting a major revamp in iOS 14. Other features include a picture-in-picture mode and a redesign of Siri. iOS 14 also is going to be game changer for securityand privacy. And indicator light will glow if any app or website is recording you using microphone or camera.  Also it will also tells it's user when an app is reading your iPhone clipboard which may contain private information such as OTP , password etc. 


Which iPads will get iPadOS 14?


Like iOS, Apple’s iPadOS has got a major revamp  this year. The new spin-off from iOS is designed specifically for the iPad. When it comes to iPadOS 14, these iPads will get the latest software update:

iPad Pro 11 (2020)

iPad Pro 12.9 (2020)

iPad (2019)

iPad Mini (2019)

iPad Air (2019)

iPad Pro 12.9 (2018), iPad Pro 11 (2018)

iPad (2018)

iPad Pro 10.5 (2017), iPad Pro 12.9 (2017)

iPad (2017)

iPad Pro 9.7 (2016), iPad Pro 12.9 (2015)

iPad Mini 4 (2015)

iPad Mini 3 (2014)

iPad Air 2 (2014)

What are the new features coming to iPadOS 14?


iPadOS 14, is also getting a tons of new features. With iPadOS 14, Apple is introducing a new Scribble feature that allows the Pencil to be used to input text all over the iPad user interface. In addition, iPadOS 14 is getting a new Spotlight-style universal search function to launch apps, search the web. iPadOS 14 is also introducing a new compact UI for calls. The update also includes a redesign for the Siri user interface.

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