Both iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks, presented today, will reach our (mere users, mortals) hands in the autumn of the northern hemisphere which means spring here, that is, between September and December.
But they will run on your iGadget/ Mac? this which we will detail below.
At the end of this page about iOS 7 features, Apple has placed the following image:
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As stated in the keynote, iOS 7 will be compatible with iPhones 4 / 4S / 5, iPod touch 5th generation (including the "new" 16GB), iPad 2, iPad with Retina display (third and fourth generation) and iPad mini. In relation to iOS 6, only iPhones 3GS and iPod touch 4th generation are left out.
However, as with iOS 6, not all 7 features will run on all of these iGadgets. In small letters, just below the image above, Apple detailed:
- Panoramic photos: iPhones 4S / 5 and iPod touch 5th generation.
- Square photos, videos and swipe to capture: all but iPads 2.
- In-Camera Filters: iPhones 5 and iPod touch 5th generation.
- Photo Filters: all but iPads 2.
- AirDrop: iPhones 5, fourth generation iPads, mini iPads and fifth generation iPod touch. It also requires an iCloud account.
- Crab: iPhones 4S / 5, iPads with Retina display, iPad mini and iPod touch 5th generation. IOS 7 comes with new male and female voices, initially available only in United States English, French and German.
It is worth noting that some details may change from now until the release of the final version.
OS X Mavericks
The OS X Mavericks compatibility list has not been placed on the hotsite but one "Seed Note" released on the Mac Dev Center (for developers) brought its minimum requirements.
For now, the “Developer Preview” OS X Mavericks requires:
- iMac (mid 2007 or newer);
- MacBook (13-inch aluminum, late 2008), (13-inch, early 2009 or newer);
- MacBook Pro (13 inches, mid 2009 or newer), (15 inches, mid / late 2007 or newer), (17 inches, late 2007 or newer);
- MacBook Air (late 2008 or newer);
- Mac mini (beginning of 2009 or newer);
- Mac Pro (early 2008 or newer);
- Xserve (beginning of 2009).
Likewise, this may change (slightly) until the release of the final version.