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iOS 17 drops support for the iPhone 8 and X

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Apple’s rhythm of rolling out the newest versions of operating systems for its variety of products continues this autumn. In the process, certain older devices will inevitably be left behind.

If you’re currently using an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or an iPhone X, you will not be able to upgrade them to iOS 17. This essentially means that to run the latest OS, your iPhone should contain an A12 Bionic chip or newer. Users of iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, iPhone SE (second-gen), or newer devices can enjoy features such as Live Voicemail transcripts, the StandBy display mode, and enhanced autocorrect.

With iOS 17, Apple brings additional enhancements to the iPad including customizable lock screens, an upgraded Health app, interactive widgets, and more. However, those with a fifth-generation iPad or the first-gen 12.9-inch iPad Pro will not be able to upgrade to iPadOS 17. The tablets that will support the new OS include:

  • iPad (6th generation and onwards)
  • iPad mini (5th generation and onwards)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation and onwards)
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation and onwards)
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 11-inch iPad Pro (1st generation and onwards)

In a positive turn for Apple Watch enthusiasts, all devices running watchOS 9 will still be supported. Apple Watch Series 4 and newer models will be eligible for the watchOS 10 update, with an enhanced focus on widgets, updates to the Cycling and Compass apps, and numerous other upgrades.

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Mac users can also look forward to widget integrations through macOS Sonoma. Alongside various other upgrades, this OS for desktops and laptops introduces a Game Mode that optimizes CPU and GPU performance for improved gaming experiences. macOS Sonoma will be supported on:

  • iMac (2019 and onwards)
  • Mac Pro (2019 and onwards)
  • iMac Pro (2017)
  • Mac Studio (2022 and onwards)
  • MacBook Air (2018 and onwards)
  • Mac mini (2018 and onwards)
  • MacBook Pro (2018 and onwards)

Notably, the previous major update, macOS Ventura, was compatible with a broader range of models.

In the end, the tvOS 17 update brings FaceTime to Apple TV for the first time. Additional new features include a way to locate your lost remote with your iPhone. tvOS 17 will be available on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD.

Stay tuned for more updates from Apple’s WWDC 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about iOS 17 Update Compatibility

Which iPhone models are not supported by iOS 17?

iOS 17 does not support iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.

What new features does iOS 17 bring to iPhone?

iOS 17 brings several new features including Live Voicemail transcripts, an improved StandBy display mode, and better autocorrect. These features will be available for iPhones with an A12 Bionic chip or later.

Can iPad users install iPadOS 17 on all models?

No, iPadOS 17 cannot be installed on the fifth-generation iPad or the first-gen 12.9-inch iPad Pro. It supports iPad (6th generation and later), iPad mini (5th generation and later), iPad Air (3rd generation and later), and all iPad Pro models from the second generation of 12.9-inch and 10.5-inch, and from the first generation of 11-inch.

Which Apple Watches can upgrade to watchOS 10?

Apple Watches from the Series 4 and onwards are eligible to upgrade to watchOS 10.

What new features are coming to Apple TV with tvOS 17?

tvOS 17 will introduce FaceTime to Apple TV. It will also include a feature to help locate a misplaced remote using an iPhone.

Which Macs are compatible with macOS Sonoma?

macOS Sonoma is compatible with iMac (2019 and later), Mac Pro (2019 and later), iMac Pro (2017), Mac Studio (2022 and later), MacBook Air (2018 and later), Mac mini (2018 and later), and MacBook Pro (2018 and later).

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Jason93 June 5, 2023 - 9:28 pm

Guys, not cool. I still got my iPhone X and it’s a beast, seriously don’t wanna let it go. Why apple, why?

TechieLiz June 5, 2023 - 9:28 pm

Wow, about time for facetime on Apple TV. always wanted to have big screen facetime calls. Good job, Apple.

Dino77 June 5, 2023 - 9:28 pm

Finally, a better autocorrect. Can’t even remember how many times it made a fool of me in chats…lol.

MikeInTheCloud June 5, 2023 - 9:28 pm

iMac Pro 2017 supporting the latest macOS, that’s good news for me! Been worried about that for a while.

GadgetFreak84 June 5, 2023 - 9:28 pm

didn’t expect them to drop the iPhone 8, thought it could at least last one more update. Guess I was wrong… time for a new phone maybe?

HealthyHannah June 5, 2023 - 9:28 pm

Love the updates to the Health app on iPad. Apple really takes care of us in that sense, always improving, always innovating.

GameGuru June 5, 2023 - 9:28 pm

Game Mode for Macs, huh? Let’s see if they can really deliver for gamers this time, been let down before…


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