iOS 7: compatibility with devices and restrictions

In light of the events of the coming evening – another holiday of all mothers and other addictive and sympathetic audience – the release of a new operating system for mobile devices manufactured by Apple, will not be superfluous to help to understand and talk about compatibility and limitations in the functions that are waiting Owners are not the newest devices to date.


  • If you suddenly iPhone 3Gs or even older – you’re out in the cold
  • If you have iPod touch 4th generation or later – do not even think
  • If you have a first generation iPad – not even expect.

But if you have a slightly newer device – you can safely press the “Update”. But first read the following section and choose – so if you need it.


  • Stitch works in iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, and in the iPod touch 5th generation
  • Advanced Settings shooting photos and video: switching swipe, square format photos are supported on all iPhone compatible with iOS 7 in iPad 3rd generation and later, in the iPad Mini and iPod touch 5th generation
  • Filters for shooting photos available for the iPhone 5 or later, as well as iPad 3rd generation and later, in the iPad Mini and iPod touch 5th generation

  • The filters in the “Gallery” are available for the iPhone 4 or newer, as well as iPad 3rd generation and later, in the iPad Mini and iPod touch 5th generation

  • AirDrop feature on the iPhone 5 or later, iPad 4th generation, iPad mini, and iPod touch 5th generation. Do not forget to feature to work, you need an account to iCloud

  • Siri can talk in English, German, or, for example, French with iPhone 4s or newer, iPad c display Retina, iPad mini, and of using the iPod touch 5th generation. It is worth recalling that Siri – the internet service to work requires an active connection to the Internet. The voice that lives inside the companion device, you can choose according to taste – male or female, but only for conversations in English, German and French

  • The “Find iPhone» works on all supported devices, but to activate the service account to iCloud still required.

There are some restrictions regarding the new features of the country or region of residence, a complete list of functions with a list of countries can be found on the Apple website.

The list of restrictions is not so great as it might seem, the basic “vital” functions are not affected. So if curiosity or the desire to try something new in your outweighs sense of caution and fear of the unknown, do not leave a notification of an incoming update on the screen of your device unattended.

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