Apple has cut support for a number of devices in its new iOS 17 update. The software, which was announced last night and is now in beta testing, won’t be available for iPhone owners who still currently have an iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.
This isn’t a surprise. Last year, Apple ditched quite a number of iPhones too with its new iOS 16 update. This included the iPhone 7 and 6S which Apple had been supporting since their launch in 2015.
Thankfully, outside of the currently supported devices, iOS 17 seems to still support a large range of iPhones. This includes everything from the iPhone SE (2nd Gen), Xs and up. It supports all iPhone Mini models too including the 12 and 13 mini and even the iPhone XR.
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 14 Plus
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone 14 Pro Max
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)
If Apple cuts two models year by year, next year’s iOS 18 release will likely see the XS and XR dropped from the lineup. However, we’ll have to wait and see what they have in store.
iOS 17 is currently in beta with a scheduled launch for later this year. It comes with a large list of new features and changes. From new mental health apps to personalized phone call wallpapers. There are also live stickers, a new Standby Mode and finally interactive widgets.
As for the other new iOS and WatchOS releases, iPadOS currently still supports most iPads:
- iPad mini (5th generation and later)
- iPad (6th generation and later)
- iPad Air (3rd generation and later)
- iPad Pro (all models except 1st-gen 12.9-inch)
The new Apple WatchOS 10 support also goes back as far as the Apple Watch Series 4.
- Apple Watch Series 7
- Apple Watch Series 6
- Apple Watch SE
- Apple Watch Series 5
- Apple Watch Series 4
Find out more about the new software here.