TWO iPhone models will drop in price when Apple unveils its glittering new iOS 17 this fall – which won’t be compatible on those devices.
According to SellCell, prices are expected to halve.
Apple hasn’t officially confirmed when its iOS 17 and iPhone 15 will finally launch, but it’s believed to be around mid-September.
Astute Apple fans have studied previous iPhone release dates and theorized that the iPhone 15 could launch on September 5th, 6th, 12th or 13th this year – but stay tuned.
However, once the iPhone 15 and iOS 17 are unveiled in their full forms, older models are expected to drop in value.
Two models in particular are expected to suffer the most: the iPhone 8 (and iPhone 8 Plus) and the iPhone X.
The hapless iPhone duo are left out of this latest system overhaul.
SellCell’s numbers are based on what happened to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 when iOS 16 was released and those devices went out of support.
When Apple rolled out the iOS 16 update in September last year, the iPhone 6S and 7 series fell in value by an average of 42.8 percent below their residual value.
“Neither the iPhone
“Owners and their data are more at risk of being attacked by those with malicious intent, such as hackers.”
“These models will be obsolete once the new iOS version is released to the public.”
This could spell “disaster” for iPhone X and 8 owners who may have planned to sell their devices in the coming months, they added.
“Since Apple no longer supports the devices, demand will drop significantly,” experts continue.
“This means that owners of the iPhone 8 or
While it’s not good news for those looking to exploit their device, it’s a good time to buy for anyone looking for a cheap smartphone.
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