iPhone Models with iOS 16 Compatibility Set to Work with iOS 17 Update: Report

Apple fans are eagerly waiting for the next release of the company’s operating system, iOS 17, which is expected to arrive alongside the iPhone 15 series. But ahead of the launch, a rumour circulated that iOS 17 might not support certain older Apple devices. However, new reports have quashed these rumours, saying that all iPhone models running iOS 16 will receive iOS 17 support.

New reports deny previous rumours

A recent “leak” hinted that iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 would no longer offer support to some earlier Apple models, including the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Pro 12.9-inch, and the iPad fifth-generation. However, technology website MacRumors recently reported that the earlier leak was wrong and said that iOS 17 would be available for all devices that iOS 16 can support, including all iPhone models powered by the A11 Bionic SoC (starting with the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X).

iOS 16 features

The current version of the iOS operating system, iOS 16.4, came out in March this year with a range of new features, including 21 new emojis, voice isolation for calls, website push notifications, and more. Apple launched iOS 16 alongside the iPhone 14 series last year, and with it, the company withdrew its support for previous models, including the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone‌ 6s Plus, ‌iPhone‌ 7, and ‌iPhone‌ 7 Plus. The iOS 16 update introduced new features such as a new focus mode, a new lock screen UI, the ability to edit iMessage, and more privacy layers to the Hidden and Recently Deleted albums. It also added new features to Shareplay, Notifications, Maps, Safari, Wallet, and more.

Apple’s WWDC

The Cupertino-based company is getting set to host its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) from June 5th to 9th. During the five-day event, Apple is expected to announce iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS 14, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17. Additionally, the company is expected to unveil the new MacBook Air. These events are anticipated to include updates on everything from the upgraded interface, privacy settings, and new features for digital health, as well as new tools for developers.

In Conclusion

The announcement that iOS 17 will be supported on older models of the iPhone is welcome news for Apple fans who had been worried that their devices might soon become obsolete. The correction of this rumour would reassure the many Apple customers who may have been concerned that they would have to upgrade to a newer model unnecessarily. All eyes now turn to Apple’s upcoming WWDC event to see what surprises and features Apple has in store for its legion of devoted fans.


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