Goodbye, A5: iOS 10 ends support for iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and more [Updated]

Update: According to Apple’s official press release, the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad mini, and fifth-generation iPod Touch will not run iOS 10.

SAN FRANCISCO—Apple has just announced the hardware support list for iOS 10, the next version of its smartphone and tablet OS that will be released in beta form soon and in final form later this year. After a surprising stay of execution last year, it looks like Apple is set to stop providing updates for a fair handful of older devices: the iPhone 4S, the iPad 2, the original iPad Mini, the 3rd-generation iPad, and the fifth-generation iPod Touch.

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About the app compatibility alert on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

If you see an alert that says an app isn’t compatible with the iOS version on your device, learn what to do.

When using a third-party app, you might see one of these alerts:
[app name] needs to be updated. This app will not work with future versions of iOS. The developer of this app needs to update it to improve its compatibility.
[app name] needs to be updated. The developer of this app needs to update it to work with iOS 11.

These alerts mean that an app needs to be updated by the developer to support iOS 11. To view a list of apps on your device that need to be updated, go to Settings > General > About > Applications.
If you have an app that needs to be updated, try the following:
Check the App Store for an updated version of the app. Depending on the app developer, you might need to download a different app, or purchase an upgrade to a later version of the app.
Contact the developer or check their website for more information.

If a developer no longer supports or develops the app, you can search the App Store for similar apps created by other developers.

Source: support.apple.com

How to see every app you’ve ever downloaded for iPhone

You remember your first love and your most recent crush, but it can be tricky to recall all the flings and heartbreaks in between. It’s the same with apps, but fortunately the powers that be have been keeping track of your app usage history, so your memory need never let you down again.

Whether you’re trying to remember the name of that simple side-scrolling game that cost you 6 weeks of your life and about £32.50 in in-app purchases, or the travel app that helped you navigate your way across Colombia with only broken Spanish, there’s a simple way to jog your memory.

Whether you’re an iOS or Android user, you can see every app you’ve ever downloaded. This is how you do it.

Warning: Reading on might result in hours of your life wasted playing long-forgotten games.

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iPhones and iPads that will — and won’t — work with iOS 10

Apple’s iOS 10, the mobile operating system introduced Monday at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference, comes with a slew of new features, such as facial recognition, better Siri, an all-new iMessage, and so on.

Following is the list of devices that will be able to upgrade to iOS 10:

iPhones:
The iPhone 6s
The iPhone 6s Plus
The iPhone 6
The iPhone 6 Plus
The iPhone SE
The iPhone 5S
The iPhone 5C
The iPhone 5

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Apple Reveals iOS 8 Device Compatibility, Drops Support for iPhone 4

Apple at its WWDC Keynote on Monday also announced the list of mobile devices that will be compatible with the new version of its mobile and tablet operating system, iOS 8. The new operating system for Apple mobile devices is now available for developers, while the public release is scheduled fir this fall.
According to the company, the new iOS 8 will be compatible with Apple iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2, iPad with Retina Display, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display and iPod touch (5th generation). An image of the list from Apple’s WWDC presentation slide has been posted by 9to5mac. Unfortunately, the dated Apple iPhone 4 is not compatible with the iOS 8.

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Here’s what device you need to run iOS 8

Apple on Monday unveiled iOS 8, its next major mobile operating system, which will bring several important features, including new notifications, widgets support, a smarter keyboard and support for third-party keyboards, Touch ID support for third-party apps, but also new health-related features.

While iOS 8 beta will be available to developers starting today, not all existing iOS devices will be able to run the new iOS version.

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