The annual WWDC of Apple is scheduled for June 5, 2023. During the event, the company is expected to unveil a number of new products, as well as iOS 17, iPadOS 17, the new watchOS, the new macOS, and additional software updates for its ecosystem of products.
While the new updates are rumored to bring new functionality to Apple devices, a new report suggests that some iPhones and iPads will not receive the updates. Let’s examine the iPhones and iPads that may not receive the iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 updates.
iOS 17 and iPadOS 17: alleged list of supported (and unsupported) devices
According to a new report by MacRumors, Apple may update two iterations of iPhones that received iOS 16 with iOS 17. This implies that the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X will not be included on the list and will not receive the latest update. This also indicates that subsequent iPhone models will be eligible for the iOS 17 update. Here is a list of iPhones that may be eligible:
- Apple’s iPhone XS
- Apple’s iPhone XS Max
- Apple iPhone XR
- Apple iPhone 11
- Apple iPhone 11 Pro series
- Apple iPhone 12
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro series
- Apple iPhone 13
- Apple iPhone 13 Pro series
- Apple iPhone 14
- Apple iPhone 14 Pro series
According to the report, several iPad models will not receive the forthcoming iPadOS 17 update. If you are using an iPad Pro 9.7-inch or iPad Pro 12.9-inch from the first generation or an iPad (fifth generation), it is unlikely that your device will receive the latest iPadOS 17 update.
The report claims that Apple will include some “good to have” iOS features in the upcoming update, which contradicts previous rumors that the update will be a trivial incremental update focusing primarily on stability and performance. It remains to be seen whether the new report is accurate, but it seems highly probable that these devices will not receive the impending update.