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iPhones Supporting iOS 8 Firmware

Last updated: September 13, 2014 at 5:33 am

If you want to know which model of Apple iPhone supports iOS 8 firmware, then you have come to the right place. In this article we will not only give you a list of devices compatible with the new iOS 8, but we will also share something that will make you remember the information easily.

What information, you ask? It is a simple one sentence info that will help you find out whether an iPhone supports iOS 8 or not. Here’s the sentence:

iOS 8 supports iPhone 4S or later!

If you have been following the Apple products, you will realize that is all you need to know. iPhone 4S and later devices can get iOS 8. Let me explain in detail.

With the launch of iOS 8 firmware at WWDC, we witnessed several new features Apple users will receive after upgrading the phone to its latest firmware. However, a list was also passed wherein only a certain iPhone handsets will be able to run iOS 8.

Since the release of iPhone 4S, we have seen many new Apple devices. And all of them will support iOS 8. In other words, iPhones older than iPhone 4S cannot get iOS 8.

Here’s a list of iPhones compatible with iOS 8:

  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus
  • Apple iPhone 6
  • Apple iPhone 5S
  • Apple iPhone 5C
  • Apple iPhone 5
  • Apple iPhone 4S

The chart below shows the entire range of iPhone models supporting iOS 8 firmware:


If your phone is among the one mentioned above, then you can go ahead and download or install iOS 8 right now. Note that it doesn’t matter whether you have a 16Gb, 32Gb or 64GB model of iPhone. As long as you have the any of the device mentioned above, you are good to go!

We have heard many complaints and frustration from iPhone users to stop iOS 8 support. For example, you will find iPhone 4 does not support iOS 8. So many have expressed their concerns, and requested Apple to upgrade iPhone 4 to iOS 8.

You may know that Apple will never entertain such requests.

We are one of them who really wanted iOS 8 on iPhone 4. But, as you will know, the first step while trying to upgrade from iOS 7 to iOS 8 on iPhone through iTunes is probably the most difficult. Why? Because there are no iPSW iOS 8 file available for iPhone 4.

Go back to see the list of devices compatible with iOS 8. Or you can also learn more about the range of Apple models that supports iOS 8 — iPhones on iOS 8 | iPads on iOS 8 | iPod Touch on iOS 8

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Note: Articles written at are valid for every Apple device running iOS 8.0, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3, iOS 8.4 / 8.4.1 firmware