iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 are just around the corner. There is only a little over a month left until WWDC23 begins and all the new operating systems of the Big Apple are presented. To recap, watchOS 10 is expected to bring very deep new features around the interface while iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 will include interesting but not so deep new features. With the passage of time and getting closer to the date of the inaugural keynote, some doubts also arise about which devices will be able to update and which ones will not. However, there is news about this point since they have leaked what could be the models that could update to iPadOS 17.

Apple will not allow some iPads to update to iPadOS 17

Big software updates always bring big news to all Apple devices. However, over time, some devices become old and their processors are not able to perform at their best to meet the expectations of new features. Once you get to that point there are two options. One of them is to allow the update but with a light version with some novelties, but not all. Unfortunately, the second option is the worst and consists of not updating the operating system, staying in the old one forever.

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The rumors around which devices will be able to update to iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 It has always been on the table. In fact, a few weeks ago a rumor was published but without any kind of significance. But a few hours ago, the French medium iPhoneSoft published in detail what the iPad that could update to iPadOS 17 and match the posted models by the above source a few weeks ago.

Therefore, according to rumors, Apple would withdraw support for iPadOS 17 to the following iPad models: the 5th generation iPad, the first generation 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. That is to say, They could only update the following models:

  • iPad Air 3rd generation and later
  • iPad 6th generation and later
  • iPad mini 5th generation and later
  • All iPad Pro from 2017 and later