We finally have the long awaited iOS 14 release date details, and more importantly we also have the list of compatible Apple devices so you can make sure your own device will enjoy all the benefits of the new operating system.
The official iOS 14 release date and beta schedule is as follows.
Developer beta: Started June 22, the day of WWDC 2020 (you need a paid iOS developer account to access this)
Public beta: Started July 9th
Final release: “Sometime this fall” according to Apple, so we expect you’ll be able to download it sometime around September.
The new update has been long awaited by Apple fans, and they won’t be disappointed because there is a long list of new features.
The newest additions to iOS are the App Library which will better organize all your apps for you automatically, a fully customizable widget system for your home screen, and the new App Clips feature which lets you use various apps from the Apple Store without having to fully download and install them which is great when you just need an app once.
Another interesting feature is CarPlay which will allow users to start and operate their car using their iPhone as the key, rather than original key fob. Of course your car needs to be compatible for this to work, and we only know of 1 so far, but we think auto manufacturers will start incorporating this into new models quickly.
Faithful Apple fans will also notice a lot of updates and improvements to existing apps like picture-in-picture, maps, messages, Siri, and additional Smart Home Controls for those who have added digitally controlled features in their home like security, robo-vacs, climate control, mood lighting, and more.
“Sounds great, but will I be able to use iOS14?”
This might be some sad news for you stragglers that have not upgrade your iPhone in a decade or so.
Here is the list of Apple devices that will be able to upgrade as soon as iOS14 is available in the Fall:
- iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone SE (first generation)
- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X
- iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR
- iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone SE (second generation)
If your iPhone isn’t on the list, maybe it’s time to consider an upgrade. You wouldn’t want to miss out on all the amazing new functionality of the new iOS14 update would you?