iOS 17 Compatible With iPhone XS and Newer, Available in Beta Today

Apple today announced that iOS 17 is compatible with the iPhone XS and newer, meaning that support has been dropped for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. The first iOS 17 beta will be available to members of Apple's Developer Program for testing later today, and a public beta will be released in July, according to Apple.

iOS 17 Icon Mock Feature Feature
Likewise, the first developer betas of iPadOS 17, macOS Sonoma, and watchOS 10 will be available today, followed by public betas next month.

Apple says iOS 17 will be released to the public in the fall — likely in September alongside new iPhone 15 models. Read our iOS 17 announcement coverage for more details about what's new in the software update.

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Sevendaymelee Avatar
1 week ago

iPhone X is still so capable, going to be a very expensive year, as it looks like I will have to replace my iPad Pro (1st gen) as well
Why do you have to have the latest IOS version? It's not like 17 is going to be some revolutionary leap like iOS 5. If your phone still runs well, why not just wait until you're ready to upgrade?
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Piplodocus Avatar
1 week ago
Your iPhone 8 isn't dead. My 6S is still running fine. I just didn't get any new features this year! :)
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aneftp Avatar
1 week ago

Sad to see that the iPhone X got killed after only 5 years. I know that's a long time compared to any Android phone but I was still hoping to see the iPhone X beat the iPhone 5Ss record of 6 major version updates.
iPhone X is 2017. That’s 6 years.
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ZircoBen Avatar
1 week ago
I was hoping my trusty iPhone 5C would get the miracle update, I guess today’s not the day.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Musashi3052 Avatar
1 week ago
My XS Max survives one more year! ?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Student of Life Avatar
1 week ago

MacOS requirements

* iMac2019 and later
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* Mac Pro2019 and later
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* iMac Pro2017
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* Mac Studio2022 and later
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* MacBook Air2018 and later
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* Mac mini2018 and later
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* MacBook Pro2018 and later

I feel like iMac users got shafted. So basically this is the last or second to last update for Intel Macs that at this rate.

Now if they could release a new 27 iMac…
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