A last point, however: Apple did address the speed loss on the i Phone 4 by releasing i OS 7.1, which while still slower than i OS 6 was noticeably quicker than i OS 7.0. If you do decide to upgrade to i OS 8, there are a few steps you should take beforehand, and some common problems (such as not having enough space on the device) you should know about.
We discuss such things in depth in our separate article How to update your i Phone or i Pad to i OS 8.
), the new possibilities the software opens up for app developers and much, much more.
Ultimately we will help you decide whether or not you should upgrade your i Pad, i Phone or i Pod touch from i OS 7 (or earlier) to i OS 8. We've looked at this in more depth in a separate article - Will my i Pad or i Phone be able to run i OS 8?
But to sum it up: the i Phone 4s and later, the i Pad 2 and later, all the i Pad minis and the i Pod touch 5G will all be able to run i OS 8.