Apollo can run on older windows devices but not all apps
Chinese website claiming Apollo is being tested on a Lumia, but not all apps are working.
"Friends United States, Microsoft insiders, the Lumia 800 retail machine has been installed a month ago WP8 system. Experience, speed and smoother response than the WP7 . The vast majority of applications do not use, a few are not compatible, is being repaired. He also has an unpublished Nokia WP8 mobile phones in use. Do not be forced to asked around can upgrade. In addition, China, WP stores by Nokia in charge of or involved in the operation. Broke completed."
Which also runs along with this
Time to drop the biggest effin' #tip bomb: Nokia & Microsoft are testing a build of Apollo on the Lumia 610. Not 'performant' enough. Yet."
So they're different sources saying different things but the ones supporting the argument that Apollo will come to older devices are using a more direct approach.
Who should you believe? No one not the verge whose sources have been wrong not a evangelist who can't tell the difference between app and a OS, not some guy from twitter only Microsoft when the official word comes in.
Looks like they're testing it so don't expect an official answer until they themselves know for sure that could run on older devices.