iOS 7 device compatibility chart unveils iPad aesthetics

Jun 14, 2013
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As the iOS 7 user interface was revealed this month, users made quick assumptions about what the next-generation software would look like on the tablets of the Apple mobile family. As the software was, at first, only shown on the iPhone 5 during Apple's developers conference WWDC 2013, it became rather quickly an often, asked question: what would iOS 7 look like on devices Apple guaranteed would be attaching it to? Today, Apple answered this question.

Though the preview is rather miniature, a bit of valuable information can be gleaned from this chart from the official iOS 7 display page. The iPad and iPad with Retina display will look precisely the same - same configuration of elements, same everything: down to the pixel, as Apple has used the same model for both devices in their online presentation. The iPad mini, on the other hand, will have a slightly different amount of space around and between icons, with the configuration also appearing to keep that which is currently working in iOS 6.

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The big chart shows clearly which devices will be working with the software from this point forward, as well: iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch 16GB (5th generation and forward), iPod touch 32GB/64GB (same story), iPad 2, and all iPads with Retina display and forward - and the iPad mini, of course. This lineup is the cut-off point: anything older than this will not see iOS 7.

This system is out in the wild right this minute for developers and (if you're a hacker) the public as well - it's not officially supposed to be on non-developer devices, of course, so should you find it and you're not a developer, you're likely in for some negativity on your device. The iOS 7 operating system will be out later this year with what's likely going to be Apple's next generation of iPhone and/or iPad - sooner than later!

VIA iGen


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