With the arrival of new updates to Apple’s operating system, it’s time to say goodbye to some iPhones that will no longer receive all the improvements and security.
Apple finally unveiled the update to its operating system, iOS 17 yesterday, which brings great improvements and new features to iPhone. The problem comes when the arrival of this novelty implies having to say goodbye to some older versions of this smartphone that will stop receiving updates.
According to Apple’s website, products “are considered obsolete when Apple stopped distributing them for sale more than 7 years ago.” When a product is declared obsolete, it means that Apple will no longer offer any hardware services. In other words, if you have a version of the iPhone that Apple stopped selling 7 years ago, you won’t be able to get service or parts if it breaks.
This is one of Apple’s greatest strengths as it continues to support its older devices, especially when compared to the competition. Mention that some, like the original iPhone SE and iPhone 6s, were able to survive 7 years of software updates but currently the most recent devices are reaching a limit of between 5 and 6 years.
Now it’s time to say goodbye iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus y iPhone Xwhich originally launched in the fall of 2017 with iOS 11 and have been available for at least 5 years and have received 5 software updates to iOS 16. On the other hand, the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR will be the oldest devices to receive the updatethough they won’t get all the new features.
iPhone models that are compatible with iOS 17
Having removed dCook from the equation, he knows that millions of users are concerned about their privacy in a world where almost all technology companies have certain terminals that will not receive iOS 17, it is time to know, as Apple has announced, which ones will be graced with all the new arrivals:
iPhone XS and XS Max iPhone XR iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max iPhone 12 and 12 mini iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max iPhone 13 and 13 mini iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max iPhone SE (2nd and 3rd generation)
Knowing all this, it’s probably worth getting a new iPhone, especially since it can pose a huge security risk with old software and you run the risk of hackers deciding to make some bad decisions—for the user—due to that there is no updated version of iOS available for them.