Apple, the US tech giant, is expected to announce iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 at its highly anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote on June 5. However, a new report published ahead of the event claimed that iPadOS 17, the upcoming operating system for the iPad, will no longer support the first-generation 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, as well as the fifth-generation iPad.
According to information obtained from an internal Apple source, as reported by French technology site iPhoneSoft, it has been revealed that iPadOS 17 will no longer offer support for the first-generation iPad Pro and iPad.
It’s important to note that even though an iPad or iPhone may be listed as compatible with a new software update, it may not support all the features offered by that software.
Additionally, according to a post by an anonymous tipster on the MacRumors forum, all iPhones that support iOS 16, including iPhones powered by A11 chipsets (such as the iPhone X and iPhone 8/8 Plus), will also be compatible with iOS 17.
Last year, iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 ended support for several devices, including the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, the original iPhone SE, the final iPod touch, the second-generation iPad Air, and the fourth-generation iPad mini.
In related news, Apple plans to introduce significant improvements and changes to the Wallet app and Find My feature in the upcoming iOS 17 update. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said on The MacRumors Show podcast that Apple is focusing on updates to core system apps rather than revolutionary changes or standout new features like iOS 14’s widgets or iOS 16’s lock screen redesign.
In addition to the changes made to the Wallet app, Gurman emphasized that there will be improvements to the Find My program as the location and Find My features increase. He added that he has more to share on iOS 17 in the coming weeks.
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