There are two months left before the announcement of iOS 17. Which devices will receive the update?

There are two months left before the announcement of iOS 17. Which devices will receive the update?

Apple will hold a WWDC 2023 developer conference in early June, where it will show the latest versions of operating systems. We figure out which iPhone models can count on the update.

What is known about iOS 17

Apple is expected to unveil its debut mixed reality headset called Reality Pro at WWDC. Although the device is standalone, it will probably be able to sync with the iPhone. And will at least show notifications. This will require corresponding changes in the iOS 17 code.

A year ago, they announced a new interface for the CarPlay automotive operating system. As planned by Cupertino, the platform will be able to integrate deeper into driving. The first CarPlay-enabled cars should hit the market at the end of 2023, which means that extended compatibility with this operating system will appear in iOS 17.

European law requires Apple to allow the installation of applications from third-party sources and legalize third-party browser engines. Currently, iOS only allows downloading apps from the App Store, and web browsers are required to use the WebKit engine exclusively. All this may change in the next version of the OS or its intermediate updates.

Which iPhones Will Support iOS 17

Typically, the California IT giant provides at least 5 years of software support for its devices. So, with the release of iOS 16 updates, the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus and SE (1st generation) lost their updates.

As of 2023, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X do not fall into the five-year cycle, and these gadgets are still popular.

An anonymous Twitter user under the nickname @Fame_G_Monster (he previously correctly shared details about upcoming Apple software updates) claims that the following Apple devices will not receive iOS 17:

  • iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus;
  • iPhone X;
  • iPad (5th generation);
  • iPad Pro 9.7 (1st generation);
  • iPad Pro 12.9 (1st gen).

These devices may lose updates due to the vulnerability of Apple A11 processors and older chips. The breach allows you to make a permanent jailbreak , that is, to get to the closed segments of the operating system. The trouble is that the vulnerability cannot be fixed with a software patch.

At the same time, another informant is sure that all iOS 16-enabled gadgets will be updated to iOS 17. This person also has a reputation as a reliable Apple insider. 

Most likely, more complete information about updates will appear closer to WWDC.

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