iOS 17 is here, but your iPhone may not support it – here’s why
It might be time to buy a new iPhone.
UPDATE 9/18/2023: Apple released iOS 17 earlier today, so it’s time to check for updates on your iPhone.
Every year, Apple announces a new iteration of iOS at WWDC, and this year is no different.
Apple announced and previewed iOS 17 at WWDC, its annual developer’s conference. The new update will be a major revision with some interesting new features.
iOS 17 is set to release this fall, but as with previous years, not all iPhone models will be compatible with the update. Some older iPhones won’t receive the upgrade and will remain on their current version.
List of iOS 17 Compatible iPhones
But for the folks who are still holding on to that iPhone 7 for dear life, say goodbye to any new iOS updates.
So, what happens if your iPhone isn’t on the list?
How to find out which model iPhone you have
Don’t know which iPhone model you have? No worries; go through the following steps to find out.
Open the Settings App
Navigate to General
From here, you should see which iPhone you have
What to do if your iPhone missed out on the compatibility list?
Sadly, there’s nothing you can do if your iPhone didn’t make the cut. The alternative is buying a new iPhone. If that’s not an option, you’ll miss out on the update.
Along with that, you’ll miss out on any future security updates. iOS 16 will be the last iOS version on your iPhone.
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