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We explain which devices can run iOS 7, as well as looking at some of the features that are available only for more recent iPhones, iPads and iPods. (See also: Apple iOS 7 review: a worthwhile upgrade for your iPhone and iPad.)

iOS 7 is here, and despite some minor controversy about the design it is a huge update for existing iPhones, iPads and iPods. But can your iDevice run iOS 7? Here we explain the iPhones, iPads and iPods that can run iOS 7. We also explain the limitations that affect certain older iDevices.p

Which devices can run iOS 7?

The definitive list of those iPhones, iPads and iPods that will run iOS 7 can be found below:

iPhones that run iOS 7:

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5S

iPads that run iOS 7:

  • iPad 2
  • Third-generation iPad with Retina
  • Fourth-generation iPad with Retina
  • iPad mini
  • iPod touch

iPods that run iOS 7:

  • Fifth-generation iPod touch

Which features are limited to only some iPhones, iPads and iPods?

AirDrop works with iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4 and iPad mini or later, and the fifth-generation of iPod.

The Camera app works on all iOS 7 devices, but some features and filters are limited to only more recent devices, mostly the iPhone 5 and later.

iTunes Radio is currently available only in the US.

Siri is available only for the iPhone 4S and later, the iPad 3 and later, and the fifth-generation iPod.

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