Contradicting rumor says iOS 17 could support the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus after all
Apple may not end software support for the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus after all with the release of iOS 17, with a new rumor from a credible leaker contradicting a rumor yesterday, saying that all devices that run iOS 16 will be compatible with iOS 17.
Yesterday’s rumor, which comes from a source who has accurately reported details about Apple software updates in the past claimed that Apple would drop support for the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with iOS 17, as well as ending support with iPadOS 17 for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro (1st generation) and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st generation).
However, a separate credible leaker on the MacRumors forum has stepped in to seemingly invalidate the previous claim, saying that his source has said that iOS 17 will be compatible with all iPhone models currently running iOS 16.
Codenamed “Dawn,” iOS 17 isn’t expected to include as many major improvements as iOS 16, which introduced the ability to customize the Lock Screen to allow users to change the look of the date and time with type styles and colour choices, add widgets, relocated notifications, and more however, the update is rumored to boast several “nice to have” features, including several of users’ “most requested features.”
Apple has officially announced it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) from June 5 through June 9, where the iPhone maker is expected to announce iOS 17, iPadOS 17, watchOS 10, and macOS 14, in addition to its long-rumored AR/VR mixed-reality headset.