Among the major new key features in Safari for iOS 9 is the content blocker extension that makes it possible to block ads and other certain contents on websites.
Ad blockers have long been frowned upon by web publishers since it eats into their revenues. Up until now, ad blockers were only used by tech savvy users, but with the introduction of content blockers in iOS 9, Apple might just make ad blocking a mainstream feature.
Depending on whose side you are, not every iPhone or iPad owner out there will be able to use the content blocking extension on their device. The feature will only be available on the following iOS devices:
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 5s
- iPad Pro
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- iPad mini 2
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 4
- 6th generation iPod touch
So iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 and 5th generation iPod touch won’t support content blocking extensions.
It goes without saying that the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, the iPad mini 4, and the iPad Pro will support the extension out of the box.
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Check out the iOS 9 page for our comprehensive coverage of all the new and hidden iOS 9 features.