iOS 17 Rumored to Drop Support for iPhone X, First-Generation iPad Pro, and More

iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 will drop support for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, first-generation 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and fifth-generation iPad, according to a source with a proven track record for upcoming software updates. The devices in this list were released between November 2015 and November 2017.

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If this rumor is accurate, iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 would be incompatible with most devices powered by the A11 Bionic chip or older. The only exceptions would be the sixth-generation and seventh-generation iPad models with the A10 Fusion chip and the second-generation 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the A10X Fusion chip.

iPhones and iPads equipped with the A5 through A11 chip are affected by a bootrom security vulnerability that Apple cannot patch on these devices, as the bootrom operates in a read-only state. The exploit has allowed for these devices to be perpetually jailbroken on a wide range of iOS versions, allowing users to modify the iOS file system.

Last year, iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 dropped support for quite a few devices, including the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, original iPhone SE, final iPod touch, second-generation iPad Air, and fourth-generation iPad mini.

Apple is expected to announce iOS 17 during its WWDC keynote on June 5.

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Top Rated Comments

Prabas Avatar
15 months ago
X runs so well though. I guess Apple has been adding too many emojis as major new feature each year and they take a lot of horsepower to render so A11 can't keep up with such advancements.
Score: 59 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
15 months ago
Seems like yesterday when Apple announced iPhone X in 2017. One of my favorite iPhones ever after the iPhone 4.
Score: 48 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dantracht Avatar
15 months ago
Wild that the iPhone X is already losing support. If this is true that is. How time does fly.
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
t0rqx Avatar
15 months ago

Wild that the iPhone X is already losing support. If this is true that is. How time does fly.
Forced upgrades.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JokoWidodo Avatar
15 months ago

Wild that the iPhone X is already losing support. If this is true that is. How time does fly.
this november the iPhone X will be 6 years old
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
timber Avatar
15 months ago
5 years is not that great compared with the current Samsung and Google update schedules which unlike Apple's are actually written down.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)