With the imminent arrival of the iPhone 15 in Spain and facing a supposed keynote, which is expected to take place in early September, we are getting closer to the official launch of iOS 17, the new version of the operating system for Apple phones. The Cupertino-based company has announced which devices are compatible with iOS 17, making it clear which devices are left behind.
With each new iOS release, new phones from the company are banned from supporting these operating systems. This time it was the turn of three new iPhones: the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X That’s right, the anniversary iPhone that sparked one of the most radical design changes in Apple phones is no longer officially supported.
The truth is, they’re not becoming totally obsolete; all these phones continue to receive technical support as well as security updates. Not bad for devices that, remember, came out in 2017 and have a much longer lifecycle than traditional Android.
Goodbye to iOS 17 on these iPhones
Both the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X will then remain on iOS 16. What does that mean? Although these phones receive important updates to fix serious bugs like security vulnerabilities (which has happened in the past), You cannot perform an official update to iOS 17. That means they won’t be able to take full advantage.
However, to think that these devices are still running iOS 16, a system version from just over a year ago at the time of writing, says a lot about the useful life of these devices. It is still a very stable version of the system, with which you can use the most important applications, such as WhatsApp and Co., for much longer.
This already happened in iOS 16 and has been carried over to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, along with other models like the first-generation iPhone SE. Last year’s version of the operating system also dropped support for some phones even older than the iPhone X and iPhone 8, to name a few.
However, it is surprising that the iPhone An iPhone with such a revolutionary design that defined a generation of devices, in a design that has remained almost unchanged for many years.