iOS 17 drops support for the iPhone 8 and X
Apple has announced its upcoming fall release of the latest operating systems for its various products.
As always, with each new update, there are some older devices that won’t be able to support the new software.
This means that if you own an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X, you won’t be able to update your device to iOS 17.
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The requirement for the new OS is an A12 Bionic chip or a later version.
However, if you’re using an iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), or any newer iPhone model, you’re in luck.
These devices will support iOS 17 and come with a range of exciting features. Some of the notable additions include Live Voicemail transcripts, StandBy display mode, and improved autocorrect, which will be a welcome enhancement for many users.
Moving on to iPad users, Apple has introduced an array of new features for these devices as well.
With iOS 17, iPads will now have customizable lock screens, the Health app, interactive widgets, and more.
If you own an iPad (6th generation and later), iPad mini (5th generation and later), iPad Air (3rd generation and later), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation and later), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, or 11-inch iPad Pro (1st generation and later), you’ll be able to enjoy these exciting updates.
Apple Watch users also have something to look forward to. With watchOS 10, the focus will be on widgets, allowing users to have more flexibility and customization options on their Apple Watch.
This feature will be available for Apple Watch Series 4 and later models, ensuring that users can take advantage of the new widget functionality.
When it comes to Macs, the latest macOS Sonoma will be supported on a range of models.
These include iMac models released in 2019 and later, Mac Pro models released in 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).
It’s important to note that the previous macOS Ventura update was compatible with a different set of Mac models released in various years.
Finally, tvOS 17 brings an exciting addition to Apple TV users. FaceTime will be available on Apple TV, allowing users to make video calls directly from their television screens.
This feature will enhance the communication experience for Apple TV owners, providing a new way to connect with friends and family.
In summary, Apple’s fall release of operating systems brings a host of new features and enhancements to its various products.
From iOS 17 for iPhones, featuring Live Voicemail transcripts and improved autocorrect, to customizable lock screens and interactive widgets on iPads with iOS 17, and watchOS 10 bringing more focus on widgets for Apple Watch Series 4 and later models, there’s something for everyone.
Additionally, macOS Sonoma will support a range of Mac models, while tvOS 17 introduces FaceTime functionality to Apple TV.