Apple’s next free iPhone upgrade may be bad news for three popular models – is yours affected?

Apple’s upcoming software update is rumored to not be available for a handful of iPhones and iPads.

This means these devices are more vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks.

Apple's iPhone 8


Apple’s iPhone 8Credit: apple

The tech giant will unveil its iOS 17 operating system alongside the iPhone 15 later this year.

According to a MacRumors source, the software will not be available to iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X owners.

While the version of the software designed for iPads eschews the first generation iPad Pro and the fifth generation iPad.

All of these devices were released between November 2015 and November 2017.

If this is the case, the device will of course continue to function as usual.

That means they’re no longer privy to security updates that Apple deems necessary.

Each update contains bug and cyber patches.

It wouldn’t be the first time Apple has done this.

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When iOS 16 came out in September last year, the iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, and iPad Air 2 were all excluded from the update.

However, another reputable source told TechRadar that wasn’t the case.

Instead, they said iOS 17 will be compatible with all iPhones capable of running iOS 16.

So it seems we’ll have to wait until September to know for sure.

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TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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