Apple's iPhone 15 launch may phase out older models and skip iOS 17 update for some iPhones and iPads

Apple's iPhone 15 launch may phase out older models and skip iOS 17 update for some iPhones and iPads
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  • Apple's iPhone 15 launch could mean discontinuing older models to make way for new devices.
  • iOS 17 update may not be available for older iPhones and iPads, while newer models are eligible.
  • Users with certain iPad models may not be able to update to the upcoming iPadOS 17.
As we gear up for the iPhone 15 this fall, it's not just a time to get excited about Apple's latest offering - it's also a time to prepare for some current models to be phased out, making way for it the new devices.

While Apple's plans are still under wraps, the company has established patterns when it comes to updating its phone lineup. This gives us an estimate of which models will likely stick around and which will be discontinued.

This speculation aligns with Apple's previous strategy of phasing out older models to make way for newer ones. Last year, the company discontinued the previous generation of Pro models and the iPhone 11 and 12 Mini to drive sales of the latest devices.

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Alternatively, the older models that do remain in the lineup could receive a significant price cut in India.

Apple's current smartphone lineup comprises the iPhone 14 series, iPhone 13 and 13 Mini, iPhone 12, and iPhone SE (2022). However, Apple may discontinue the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, as well as the iPhone 12 and 13 Mini, following the release of the iPhone 15 series. This would leave the iPhone 13, iPhone SE (2022), iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus as the only models available.

Your old iPhone may not get iOS 17


The upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference by Apple on June 5 is expected to bring a host of exciting announcements.

One such update is iOS 17, which is expected to come pre-installed on the upcoming iPhone 15 later this year. However, a recent report from MacRumors suggests that Apple may provide iOS 17 to two generations of iPhones that received iOS 16. Unfortunately, this means that the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X will miss out on the latest update, while devices launched after them will be eligible for the iOS 17 update.

Here’s the list of the potentially iOS 17 eligible iPhones-
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro series
  • iPhone 12 series
  • iPhone 12 Pro series
  • iPhone 13 series
  • iPhone 13 Pro series
  • iPhone 14 series
  • iPhone 14 Pro series
Some iPad models may not be eligible for the upcoming iPadOS 17 update. Users with first-generation iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Pro 12.9-inch, or iPad (fifth generation) may miss out on the latest update.

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