Apple to Discontinue Support for iPhone 4 in iOS 8

Near the end of today's keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference that included a first look at iOS 8 among other things, Apple revealed what iOS devices will be compatible with its new mobile operating system this fall. That list included 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.

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Notably missing from the list is the iPhone 4, which saw compatibility with iOS 7 last year and even saw improved performance with iOS 7.1. Apple restarted iPhone 4 production for countries including Brazil, India and Indonesia earlier this year, but the device will likely be now be discontinued again in the near future.

iOS 8 will launch this fall with revamped notification features, a new QuickType keyboard that adds predictive typing suggestions, an enhanced Messages app, a new Healthkit app that aggregates health-related metrics, improvements to Siri, and many more features.

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Top Rated Comments

Reason077 Avatar
130 months ago
Overdue. iPhone 4 shouldn't have got iOS 7.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rudy69 Avatar
130 months ago
It makes sense, the iPhone4 didn't really provide a good experience under iOS7.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Schtumple Avatar
130 months ago
What about iPad 3? Is it included in iPad with Retina Display?

Considering the iPad 2 is supported, I'd say the newer model should be fine...
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
achtung! Avatar
130 months ago
So no Airdrop between iOS and OSX. Damn it. :mad:

in fact they've mentioned that it will be available. ;)
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
okboy Avatar
130 months ago
So no Airdrop between iOS and OSX. Damn it. :mad:

Uh, yes there is.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
okboy Avatar
130 months ago
Overdue. iPhone 4 shouldn't have got iOS 7.

Why? It runs fine.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)