1. Bballbenb's Avatar
    Does iOS 7 have any features that the 4S wont get? Only one I saw was the air drop feature. Trying to decide if I need to try to get a 5 but didn't see any game-changing features that only the 5 gets.

    Thoughts?
    06-10-2013 03:35 PM
  2. Laelipoo's Avatar
    It looks like the camera (not the photo) features are also iPhone 5/iPod Touch 5 only.

    Source: Apple - iOS 7 - Features (tiny text at the bottom)
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    06-10-2013 03:39 PM
  3. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Massie posted a chart detailing Which Device Gets Which Features. I think that is also the tittle of the post.
    Search Massie's post & you'll find it.

    Good Luck
    06-10-2013 09:41 PM
  4. Massie's Avatar
    Here's that thread. And here's the chart:

    iOS 7 Exclusive iPhone 5 Features?-grid.jpg
    Last edited by Massie; 06-11-2013 at 11:26 PM.
    06-10-2013 11:19 PM
  5. wolfedude88's Avatar
    I'm not complaining about it but why does the mini get features the ipad 2 doesn't? Just because it is newer? Same specs right?
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    06-10-2013 11:21 PM
  6. kch50428's Avatar
    I'm not complaining about it but why does the mini get features the ipad 2 doesn't? Just because it is newer? Same specs right?
    Actually, the mini has specs similar to the iPad4th generation... and better than the iPad3. The iPad2 doesn't have the hardware to support the goodies it's not getting.

    edit to add: post 6000 for me on iMore...
    Last edited by kch50428; 06-10-2013 at 11:46 PM. Reason: add
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    06-10-2013 11:24 PM
  7. Peligro911's Avatar
    Here's that thread. And here's the chart:

    Attachment 32129
    Does this mean all versions will get the other cosmetic updates ?


    Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
    06-11-2013 01:00 AM
  8. jorbjorb's Avatar
    Does this mean all versions will get the other cosmetic updates ?


    Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
    yep
    06-11-2013 08:56 AM
  9. ninjamattic's Avatar
    Whoa wait, did that chart day iPad 2 gets Siri with iOS 7? It doesn't have that now.
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    06-11-2013 10:42 AM
  10. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    Ill wait till os7 is on my 5 to see differences
    06-11-2013 12:09 PM
  11. Premium1's Avatar
    Actually, the mini has specs similar to the iPad4th generation... and better than the iPad3. The iPad2 doesn't have the hardware to support the goodies it's not getting.

    edit to add: post 6000 for me on iMore...
    The mini has the same internals as the ipad 2. Apple It has the same cameras as the "new ipad" but that is the only thing they share in common.
    06-11-2013 12:29 PM
  12. Premium1's Avatar
    I'm not complaining about it but why does the mini get features the ipad 2 doesn't? Just because it is newer? Same specs right?
    the ipad mini has a better camera so that may be why it's getting those certain camera features. Apple
    06-11-2013 12:30 PM
  13. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Whoa wait, did that chart day iPad 2 gets Siri with iOS 7? It doesn't have that now.
    Good catch ninjamattic. I hope it's true.
    Good Luck
    06-11-2013 10:40 PM
  14. Massie's Avatar
    Whoa wait, did that chart day iPad 2 gets Siri with iOS 7? It doesn't have that now.
    Good catch ninjamattic. I hope it's true.
    Good Luck
    Looks like Giz made a mistake; they've updated their original chart and I've edited the posts here to reflect that. Probably happened because Apple (since it isn't using generation numbers as identifiers) just said Siri would be on all "Retina" iPads--I'm guessing someone there thought the iPad 2 was the first Retina model.

    Sorry guys!
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    06-11-2013 11:29 PM
  15. anon5664829's Avatar
    The mini has the same internals as the ipad 2. Apple It has the same cameras as the "new ipad" but that is the only thing they share in common.
    the iPad Mini has wi fi direct it also uses a 32nm chip instead of 42nm. just some basic differences.
    06-12-2013 01:23 AM
  16. mrjspeed's Avatar
    yep
    So the iPhone 4 will get the glass pane and Gaussian blur effects? I wonder how it will perform...
    06-12-2013 03:01 PM
  17. jorbjorb's Avatar
    So the iPhone 4 will get the glass pane and Gaussian blur effects? I wonder how it will perform...
    I figure it will still get that there will be some limitations between the 4 and 5 for sure such as no seri or cam filters

    The glass pane stuff might not be on be 4
    06-12-2013 03:03 PM
  18. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Looks like Giz made a mistake; they've updated their original chart and I've edited the posts here to reflect that. Probably happened because Apple (since it isn't using generation numbers as identifiers) just said Siri would be on all "Retina" iPads--I'm guessing someone there thought the iPad 2 was the first Retina model.

    Sorry guys!
    Tks for the clarification Massie.
    Good Luck
    06-12-2013 10:10 PM
  19. alsource's Avatar
    From Apple's website:
    Features are subject to change. Not all features are available on all devices.
    Panorama format is available on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPod touch (5th generation). Square and video formats and swipe to capture are available on iPhone 4 or later, iPad (3rd generation or later), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation).
    Filters in Camera are available on iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation). Filters in Photos are available on iPhone 4 or later, iPad (3rd generation or later), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation).
    AirDrop is available on iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires an iCloud account.
    Siri is available on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply. New female and male voices will be available initially in U.S. English, French, and German.
    Find My iPhone enables you to locate iOS devices only when they are on and connected to a registered Wi-Fi network or have an active data plan. Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.
    06-15-2013 08:06 AM
  20. wolfedude88's Avatar
    Actually, the mini has specs similar to the iPad4th generation... and better than the iPad3. The iPad2 doesn't have the hardware to support the goodies it's not getting.

    edit to add: post 6000 for me on iMore...

    Man I wish. The ipad mini is a mini ipad 2. Specs are almost identical. Same processor and gpu, same screen resolution. The only thing better on the mini is the camera, wifi, and power savings. Definitely not as good as the ipad 3 spec wise.

    The ipad 2 should definitely be capable.
    06-18-2013 04:54 PM
  21. wolfedude88's Avatar
    the iPad Mini has wi fi direct it also uses a 32nm chip instead of 42nm. just some basic differences.
    The ipad 2 was release first with the 45nm chip. It looks like it now has the 32nm chip as well.
    06-18-2013 05:04 PM
  22. anon5664829's Avatar
    The ipad 2 was release first with the 45nm chip. It looks like it now has the 32nm chip as well.
    Only the 16GB wi fi only model has the 32nm chip.
    06-19-2013 01:43 AM
  23. redbeard's Avatar
    Man I wish. The ipad mini is a mini ipad 2. Specs are almost identical. Same processor and gpu, same screen resolution. The only thing better on the mini is the camera, wifi, and power savings. Definitely not as good as the ipad 3 spec wise.

    The ipad 2 should definitely be capable.
    Specs maybe similar, however the hardware is different in the Mini, iPad 2 just doesn't have the hardware to do some things the Mini can. It's like expecting a diesel engine to run on gasoline because a company makes another engine that runs on gasoline of the same size.
    06-19-2013 05:41 AM
  24. wolfedude88's Avatar
    Specs maybe similar, however the hardware is different in the Mini, iPad 2 just doesn't have the hardware to do some things the Mini can. It's like expecting a diesel engine to run on gasoline because a company makes another engine that runs on gasoline of the same size.
    What about the hardware is different than the mini? Please explain? Everything I have read is 16gb ipad 2 wifi has the same exact processor and screen resolution, only difference is size of screen, camera, and wifi.

    I don't think the engine analogy works here.
    06-19-2013 09:51 PM
  25. Fausty82's Avatar
    What about the hardware is different than the mini? Please explain? Everything I have read is 16gb ipad 2 wifi has the same exact processor and screen resolution, only difference is size of screen, camera, and wifi.

    I don't think the engine analogy works here.
    The main differences between the iPad 2 and the iPad Mini:

    The Mini has BT 4.0 (iPad 2 has BT 2.1)
    The Mini has LTE cellular (iPad 2 has 3G)
    The MIni has a rear 1080p HD still and video camera w 5 MP sensor (iPad 2 has 720p still/video camera w 0.7 MP sensor)
    The Mini has a front 1.2 MP still, 720p video camera (iPad 2 has VGA-quality still and video camera, 0.3 MP)
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    06-19-2013 10:34 PM
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