Apple is set to announce iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 in June this year at WWDC. Ahead of its launch, a leak has revealed the support list for iPhones and iPads. It appears that for the popular iPhone X as well as a few other notable models, iOS 17 will be the last iOS update.
iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 support list: iPhone X will lose support
According to Leak (Via MacRumors), with iOS 17 Apple will be discontinuing support for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus.
On the iPad side, iPadOS 17 will drop support for the first-gen iPad 9.7-inch and iPad Pro 12.9-inch.
This year iOS 17 is expected to bring many features requested by the users. Recently, journalist Mark Gurman revealed that Apple has changed its strategy for the upcoming OS.
He said, “When Apple set out to develop iOS 17, the initial thinking was to call it a tuneup release – one focused more on fixing bugs and improving performance than adding new features.” Not unlike the approach the company took with Snow Leopard on Mac OS X back in 2009). The hope was to avoid the problems of iOS 16, an ambitious update that suffered from missed deadlines and a patchy start. But after The strategy changed in the development process in 2010. The iOS 17 release is now expected to boast several “nice to have” features, even if it lacks a tentpole improvement like last year’s revamped lock screen. Software codenamed “Dawn” aims to investigate many of the most requested features from users.
This year, Apple will start the WWDC23 event on June 5 and end on June 9. We expect to see several software announcements as well as some news on hardware. Apple may finally spill some beans on the Mixed Reality headset it’s been working on for years.
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