On June 5, Apple will have its WWDC 2023 event, at which the firm is expected to reveal iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and a slew of additional improvements. According to earlier rumors, Apple would stop supporting iOS 17 on the iPhone X. The rumor was later disproved, demonstrating that all devices supporting iOS 16 will also support the upcoming significant update. The most recent rumor is that later this year, Apple will discontinue support of iPadOS 17 for these iPad models.
The quantity of front-facing enhancements that iOS 17 will offer led to original speculation that it would just be a modest update. Later, researcher Mark Gurman disclosed that among other improvements, iOS 17 would have a new Control Centre user interface. Older iPhone and iPad models might no longer be compatible with this year’s updates, according to early iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 rumors.
The most recent rumor supports the earlier rumor by asserting that support for iPadOS 17 will be dropped for the fifth-generation iPad, first-generation 9.7-inch, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro devices. The original iPhone SE and iPhone 6s will reportedly stop supporting iOS 16, according to the rumors. However, when the update was made available to the general public last year, Apple also listed the iPhone 7.
Knowing which models of the used iPad will run iPadOS 17 is important if you’re wanting to purchase one. Browse the list below.
- 2017 iPad Pro and newer models
- iPad 6 and newer models
- iPad mini 5 and newer models
- iPad Air 3 and newer models
We may anticipate the same things from iPadOS 17 as important enhancements are coming to iOS 17. Apple might also update the iPad’s Control Centre. Be aware, though, that not all of the notable features will necessarily be provided for older devices. Apple’s Stage Manager feature, for instance, is exclusive to iPad models with an M2 processor or M2 chip. Other devices include the standard App Switcher for multitasking.
Since it is still too early to draw any conclusions, Apple might declare support for the aforementioned iPad devices in iPadOS 17. From now on, remember to treat the news with a grain of salt because Apple has the last say.