iOS 14 was announced at the WWDC 2020 keynote — this is the latest and greatest version of iOS for iPhones and iPod touch, but you may be wondering if your current iPhone is compatible. Fret not — if your device was capable of running iOS 13, then it is able to run iOS 14 without issue.
Which devices will run iOS 14?
According to Apple, all devices that were able to run iOS 13 can get iOS 14, and here they are:
- iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (2016)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
Yes, iOS 14 will run on 5-year-old devices
One of the more significant things to note is that iOS 14 will be able to run on devices that are 5-years-old: the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. It's nice to see a brand new OS continue to work on older devices, thus extending the overall life of said devices. And if you've been holding on to the original iPhone SE with the 4-inch screen, then you're going to be able to get at least another year out of it.
When will iOS 14 be available?
iOS 14 is slated to drop sometime in Fall 2020 to the public. It will be a free download for iPhones and iPod touch devices.
If you have a developer account, you can get the iOS 14 developer beta today via the developer portal. The public beta will be available next month.
You will also need iOS 14 in order to download watchOS 7 on your Apple Watch.
We are grateful to Setapp for sponsoring our coverage of WWDC 2020. The content of this article reflects solely our own editorial opinion.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Consumers spent $17 billion through the App Store in Q2 of 2020
According to a new report from App Annie, app usage and spending on the App Store has hit on all time high in the second quarter of 2020.
You can now use your GoPro Hero8 as a webcam on your Mac
Sick of dealing with the average-at-best camera in your Mac? No problem, GoPro has now released beta software that lets you use your Hero8 camera instead.
Apple's Back to School promo is now live in Europe, Asia, and more
Following its launch in the United States, the Apple Back to School promotion is now live in Europe, Asia, Mexico, and the Middle East with AirPods on offer.
What’s on iMore’s desk for WWDC
Just because we're not attending WWDC in person, doesn't mean we won't have our most important tech at our fingertips.