Many popular iPhone models: iPhone X and iPhone 8, are at risk of Losing iOS 17 Support by Apple, according to recent rumors.
- Support for a few notable iPhone models is rumoured to be removed from iOS 17.
- The Apple iPhone X is one of the significant devices that might no longer receive software support with iOS 17.
- There might be more features in iOS 17 than originally anticipated.
At this year’s WWDC in June, Apple is expected to release details on iOS 17 and iPadOS 17. The list of iPhone and iPad models it will support has been leaked ahead of time. It appears that iOS 17 will be the final iOS update for the well-known iPhone X and a few other prominent models.
iPhone X support will be removed from iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 support lists.
Apple’s annual WWDC 2023 edition- on June 5. During the event, company is anticipated to introduce a number of new devices as well as the newest versions of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, watchOS 5, macOS 10, and other software for its ecosystem of products. According to a recent rumour- some iPhones and iPads won’t be lucky enough to receive most recent updates, even if new versions are expected to give the Apple devices new features. List of iPhones and iPads that might not get next iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 updates is below.
Two generations of iPhones that received the iOS 16 update may receive newest iOS 17 version from Apple, according to a recent MacRumors report. As a result, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X will unavoidably be left off list and skip most recent update. Smartphones introduced after aforementioned iPhones will therefore qualify for iOS 17 update.
List of possibly suitable iPhones is as follows:
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro series
- iPhone 12 series
- iPhone 12 Pro series
- iPhone 13 series
- iPhone 13 Pro series
- iPhone 14 series
- iPhone 14 Pro series
According to source some iPad models won’t get the impending iPadOS 17 update. It’s likely that you won’t be able to update to iPadOS 17 if you use an iPad Pro 9.7-inch from first generation, an iPad Pro 12.9-inch, or an iPad (fifth generation).
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Apple would include certain “nice to have” iOS features in next update which essentially refutes earlier claims that said the upgrade would just be an incremental improvement that prioritised reliability and effectiveness. Whether the new report is accurate or not remains to be seen. But it seems quite likely that these devices won’t receive the next update.
Rumors have been circulating that many popular iPhone models- iPhone X and iPhone 8, will no longer receive software support with impending iOS 17 update. This news comes ahead of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, where the company is expected to unveil details on iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, among other software for its ecosystem of products.
Although some newer iPhone models will likely receive the iOS 17 update, a few prominent models will inevitably be left off the list, including the iPhone X. Some iPad models- the first-generation iPad Pro 9.7-inch and iPad (fifth generation), may not receive the upcoming iPadOS 17 update. Despite this news, Apple is expected to include some exciting new features in the update, contrary to earlier claims that it would be an incremental improvement focusing on reliability and effectiveness.
As Apple continues to push forward with its software updates it is common for older devices to no longer receive support for latest version. This is due to combination of factors- hardware limitations and need to focus resources on newer devices.
Users to be aware of these changes so that they can plan accordingly. For example if you own an iPhone X or iPhone 8 and rely on certain apps. It may require latest version of iOS you may need to consider upgrading to newer device to continue using those apps.
Good news is that newer devices such as the iPhone XS and beyond are expected to receive the latest updates. Users can continue to enjoy latest features and improvements from Apple.
This news highlights the importance of considering lifespan and future support of a device before making a purchase. While it may be tempting to opt for an older, more affordable model, Note: how long device will be supported by manufacturer and whether it will meet your needs for foreseeable future.