Apple WWDC 2023: iOS 17 coming! Check list of eligible iPhones; is yours on it?

Which iPhones will be eligible to get the upcoming iOS 17 update? Is yours on the list? Check here.

| Updated on: Jun 04 2023, 17:25 IST
WWDC 2023: 15-inch MacBook Air coming! Wonder tech or not? Check likely specs
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1/6 According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, WWDC 2023 could see the launch of a new 15-inch MacBook Air, alongside other launches. This means that Apple could announce a 15-inch addition to its range of one of its best-selling laptops this year. (Unsplash)
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2/6 The 15-inch MacBook Air will join the MacBook lineup and will be placed between the 13.6-inch MacBook Air and the 16-inch MacBook Pro. According to Gurman, the new MacBook Air could have the same internals as the 13-inch version, apart from a bigger 15.2-inch display. Disappointed?  (Unsplash)
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3/6 The new MacBook Air is expected to get the Apple M2 chip under the hood, instead of the M3 chip, which Apple could be keeping reserved for next year’s MacBooks, as per the reports. Therefore, it is not likely to get the M3 chipset for now. Definitely a bummer! (Unsplash)
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4/6 That the gadget is actually coming is clear from the fact that, apart from Gurman, several other Apple analysts such as Ming-Chi Kuo and Ross Young have also hinted about the MacBook Air launch. (HT Tech)
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5/6 Moreover, the 15-inch MacBook Air could get a 1080p webcam, improved speakers, MagSafe charging, and a function key row. It could give consumers an option for a larger but more affordable MacBook for those who prefer a bigger display but cannot afford the pricey MacBook Pro. Finally, some relief! (Apple)
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6/6 It should be noted that all the details about the rumoured 15-inch MacBook Air are based on unofficial reports, and thus should be taken with a grain of salt. Only the official announcement from Apple will reveal actual details about the device, which is expected to at the WWDC 2023 starting from June 5. (HT Tech)
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Apple will provide a preview of iOS 17 features during Apple WWDC 2023 event. (Pexels)

Apple WWDC 2023: iPhone users are eagerly waiting for the forthcoming iOS 17 update to be announced at the WWDC 2023 tomorrow. This year, the software update for iPhones is likely to introduce a range of “nice-to-have” features. However, the question remains: which iPhones will be eligible to receive the iOS 17 update? Will yours get it, or not? Generally, Apple extends software and security updates for iPhones for a period of up to five years. This year, there is a lot of uncertainty!

Earlier MacRumors had suggested that Apple will drop the support for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X this year. All of these iPhones were launched back in 2017, which means, they have completed the five years of software support that Apple promises to provide.

However, contradicting this claim, a leak suggested that all iPhone models that support iOS 16 will get the next iOS 17 update. That means iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X may also get the iOS 17 update.

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Based on these leaks, here is a list of iPhones that are expected to get iOS 17 and some over which uncertainty looms.

iPhones that are 'Uncertain' to get iOS 17 support

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus

iPhones that are likely to get iOS 17 support

  • iPhone 14 series – iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14
  • iPhone 13 series – iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13
  • iPhone 12 series – iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12
  • iPhone 11 series – iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE 2022
  • iPhone SE 2020

iOS 17 features at a glance

In anticipation of the event, numerous leaks and rumors have surfaced, providing glimpses into how iOS 17 could potentially transform your iPhone experience. It is speculated that iOS 17 will bring about subtle alterations to the lock screen, control center, App Library folders, SharePlay, and Health app. Furthermore, iOS 17 is expected to introduce an entirely new journaling app, empowering users to effortlessly record their daily activities.

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First Published Date: 04 Jun, 17:25 IST
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