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Which iPhone will work with handoff in between macs and itself. I'm looking into buying one and I want to make sure I could use handoff.

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The 'Handoff' functionality depends on your iOS version and device hardware, as well as your Mac hardware. As it states in in the Apple support page for 'Handoff':

Handoff works with several apps that come with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8: Calendar, Contacts, Mail, Maps, Messages, Notes, Phone (iOS only), Reminders, and Safari. It also works with Keynote v6.5, Numbers v3.5, and Pages v5.5 for Mac, and Keynote, Numbers, and Pages v2.5 for iOS. Third-party apps may also work with Handoff.

iOS hardware that is compatible with Handoff:

  • iPhone 4S (sharing iPhone calls only)
  • iPhone 5 or later
  • iPod Touch (5th generation)
  • iPad 4th gen and iPad Air/Air 2
  • iPad mini, mini with Retina display and mini 3

Further requirements for specific features are found on Apple's support page.

Mac hardware that is compatible with Handoff:

  • MacBook Air (Mid 2012 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 and later)
  • iMac (Late 2012 and later)
  • Mac mini (Late 2012 and later)
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)
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    Just because a device can run iOS 8 doesn't mean that all features of it are available. Handoff requires specific hardware in the phone, too. I edited your post with a corrected list of compatible devices. support.apple.com/en-us/HT204689
    – tubedogg
    May 23 '15 at 15:31
  • That is good to know. May 23 '15 at 15:33

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