, Everything seems to indicate that the iOS 17 operating system will be compatible with all iPhone models that are capable of running iOS 16. This according to a source who claims to have reliable contacts within Apple.
The information comes to contradict the previous rumors that had been generated, which claimed that iOS 17 would no longer be compatible with various models. Among them the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X. While iPadOS 17 would no longer be for the first-generation 9.7 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, as well as the fifth-generation iPad.
However, in direct response to this information, a reputable trusted leaker stated the opposite, saying that it is “simply incorrect.” Hence everything seems to indicate that iPhones compatible with iOS 16 will also be compatible with iOS 17. This includes all devices with A11 chipsets, i.e. the iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X.
Rumors coming from a reliable source
The contrasting information comes from the same source that accurately described last year, the arrival of the dynamic island to the iPhone 14 Pro models before launch.
This source recently stated that iPhone 15 Pro models will use a new ultra-low energy chip. The same that will allow the status buttons to continue working even when the mobile is turned off or without battery. Besides, I mention that iOS 17 will include a new sensitivity setting for these buttons, which will be on / off and volume.
If confirmed, it would not be surprising, since it is not the first time that Apple maintains the same list of compatible devices between the main versions of iOS. We have already seen how iOS 15 is compatible with all devices capable of running iOS 14although some of its features are not available for older iPhones.
But on the other hand, iOS 16 stopped supporting some old devices like iPhone SE, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus and iPod touch.
Unless this rumor is corroborated by some other source in the next two months, we will have to wait until June 5 to find out if it is true.. Well, it is the date on which WWDC is planned to be held, where Apple is expected to announce iOS 17.
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