Every year, Apple presents a new version of its operating systems at WWDC. One of the highlights of the 2023 release will be iOS 17, a program intended for millions of active iPhones around the world.
The release of a new version means that some older models of Apple smartphones will not be compatible. For 2023, we already have an idea of which models will be excluded from the list of envisaged models.
iOS 17 will not be compatible with iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus
Apparently, the release of iOS 17 means losing support for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus. These models were introduced in September 2017, so six years ago.
This data comes from an article published by MacRumors citing an anonymous source. Although it is not specified who provides this information, the post defends its credibility, claiming that it is one of the most reliable in terms of future software updates.
Regarding iPadOS 17, which will also be presented next June, we also have some models left out. In this case, the victims are the original 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch iPad Pro and the fifth generation iPad. Equipment shown between 2015 and 2017.
This list confirms, if correct, that Apple will stop updating products that are six years old or older. However, it honors its commitment to longer software support than its major competitors in the Android world.
In terms of iOS 17 news, we still don’t have much data on what Apple will prepare. American technology has managed to keep its upcoming show away from prying eyes.
However, sources such as analyst Mark Gorman point to an incremental update, with a greater focus on the overall stability of the operating system. Moreover, it promises to comply with several European legal standards, which is to support alternative app stores for the App Store.
All iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 news will be revealed on June 5th. On that date, Apple will present its usual public presentation with new versions of its software, within the framework of the WWDC 2023 conference.
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