We have experienced a very important week in terms of information related to iOS 14, the next major update to Apple’s operating system that should get to the end of the year. According to the latest information, we will see a new home screen, a redesign of multitasking, a possible change in Siri voices, improvements in iMessage, expanded mouse support and the transcription of the notes taken with the Apple Pencil to text.

It is a lot of news and surely Apple still has many surprises to show, we will see if in WWDC 20 it is in danger from the coronavirus. However, we do not know anything about devices that will be compatible with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

Of course we we don’t have access to prerelease versions of iOS 14 or anything like that, but we can try to determine which devices might be compatible based on the internal specifications of the latest devices released by Apple.

Which devices would be compatible with iOS and iPadOS 14

Last year Apple left one of its most iconic devices off the list: the iPhone 6. Apparently the limit that Apple introduced with iOS 13 to allow updating devices was set at 2 GB of RAMFor this reason, the iPhone 6 was left out and the iPhone 6s or SE did update.

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However, RAM should not be a barrier again this year, and the reason is the huge number of iPhones and iPads that have 2GB of RAM. From the aforementioned iPhone 6s to the first generation iPad Pro. For that reason everything indicates that the RAM will not be the Iara to measure of iOS 14.

The other main aspect that can leave a device out of an update would be the processor. However, we have a similar problem. It would seem Strange first-gen iPad Pro was left out, remember that it was presented in 2016 and Apple usually gives more years of support. And this one has the A9X processor, the iPhone SE and 6s have the mobile version of this same processor, the A9, so they should be left out at the same time.

For these reasons, we would find it quite strange if Apple left out all these devices and most likely iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 are compatible with the exact same iPhone and iPad as iOS and iPadOS 13. Perhaps a year from now, with the supposed iOS 15, Apple will leave out a greater number of devices, but this year it seems unlikely.

Therefore, our personal bet is that the following devices will be compatible with iOS and iPadOS 14:

iPhone

  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max

iPad

  • iPad Mini 4
  • iPad Mini 2019
  • iPad (2017)
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air 2019
  • 9.7 ″ iPad Pro
  • 12.9 ″ iPad Pro (1st generation)
  • 10.5 ″ iPad Pro
  • 12.9 ″ iPad Pro (2nd generation)
  • iPad (2018)
  • 11 ″ iPad Pro
  • 12.9 ″ iPad Pro (3rd generation)

iPod

  • iPod touch (7th generation)

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