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iOS 17 will support iPhone X, leaker says

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According to a reputable source who reportedly has connections within Apple, all iPhones that can run iOS 16, including iPhone X, will also be able to support the upcoming iOS 17.

New rumor suggests iOS 17 will support iPhone X, iPhone 8, and 8 Plus

A reliable source who has accurately predicted the timing of Apple’s software updates in the past suggested on Tuesday that the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X will no longer be compatible with iOS 17. And the first-generation 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and fifth-generation iPad will not be compatible with iPadOS 17.

However, another trustworthy leaker has contradicted this claim, stating that all iPhones that can run iOS 16 will be able to support iOS 17, including devices with A11 chipsets such as the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and 8 Plus. This information was posted anonymously on the MacRumors forum.

The leaker had previously revealed the Dynamic Island feature on iPhone 14 Pro models prior to their release.

This source is said to have inside information from someone on Apple’s development team who reveals hardware details if they require software development to complement them.

New iPhone 15 Pro phones will use ultra-low energy chip: leaker

The leaker also stated that the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro models will use a new ultra-low energy chip that will enable the new volume, power, and “Action” solid-state buttons to remain functional even when the phone is powered off or out of battery.

Additionally, iOS 17 is rumored to include a new sensitivity setting for these buttons.

It should be noted that iOS 15 is compatible with all devices that can run iOS 14, while iOS 16 dropped support for older devices such as the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPod touch, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

The rumor that iOS 17 would not support the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X is not new, as these models are now five years old and use the A11 chip, which is vulnerable to a bootrom jailbreaking exploit that Apple cannot patch.

However, it remains unclear if the recent rumor about iOS 17 dropping support for these models was based on this logic alone.


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