Even though it has been officially retired by Apple, the iPad 2 will support iOS 8 when the new OS is released this fall. Normally discontinued Apple products do not support the latest iOS release, but the second-generation tablet is listed as one of the comptible devices at the bottom of Apple's iOS 8 preview. The older iPhone 4s and 5th generation iPod will also support Apple's new operating system. Here's a complete list of all the iOS 8 compatible devices:
- iPod Touch: 5th Generation
- iPhone: 4s, 5, 5c and 5s
- iPad: iPad 2, iPad with Retina display (3rd and 4th generation), iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display
Apple today officially unveiled iOS 8 at its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote presentation in San Francisco, California. Upcoming improvements will include the ability make and answer calls on both your iPad and Mac (running iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite) and being able to connect your iPad to your iPhone's hotspot when you're stuck on a cellular connection.
Apple also announced a new Family Sharing option that will allow up to six people to share App Store purchases, the ability to send audio text messages on your iPhone, and improved photo sharing and editing features on all devices. The iPad will also feature a new tab view in Safari plus many other improvements.
iOS 8 will be available this fall when Apple launches its next-generation iPhone and iPad.