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iOS 8 release date and device compatibility revealed

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iPad Air with iOS 8 incoming

Apple's iOS 8 won't be here for a few months, but if you're excited about the possibility of HealthKit and other improvements over iOS 7, you will be able to access it on a number of devices.

Releasing in the fall, iOS 8 will work with most of Apple's newest phone and tablet releases.

They are: iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPod Touch 5th generation, iPad 2, iPad with Retina display, iPad Air, iPad mini and the iPad mini 2 with Retina display.

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Developers can grab iOS 8 as a beta starting today along with the beta of OS X Yosemite, the newest version of the OS for Macs.

Conspicuously absent from the list above is the iPhone 4, which will probably make like many obsolete phones and die a slow, quiet death that only a few old-tech holdouts will notice.

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Michelle Fitzsimmons

Michelle is a Senior Content Writer at 8x8. She was previously an editor at TechRadar, a leading consumer tech news and reviews website. Now she’s focused on helping small businesses reach their goals.