It has been claimed that Apple would stop providing online support for earlier versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS on its various consumer electronics devices. The company memos indicate that the new policy will be put into effect starting in May of this year.
However, Apple is obligated to inform owners of affected devices to upgrade their software before removing support for such gadgets. Software versions from iOS 11 to iOS 11.2.6, macOS High Sierra 10.13 to macOS 10.13.3, watchOS 4 to watchOS 4.2.3, and tvOS 11 to tvOS 11.2.6 will be impacted by this update.
It’s worth noting that just last month, Apple announced that previous software versions would no longer be supported by Apple Services like the App Store, Siri, and Maps, lending credence to the current leak. Apple had previously stated that only a tiny percentage of customers would be affected by this update, as only 8% of active iPhones were running iOS 14 or older as of mid-February this year.
Also, during WWDC 2023, which takes place from June 5-9, Apple is likely to unveil iOS 17, in addition to iPadOS 17, macOS 14, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17. The event is also expected to debut the highly-anticipated AR/VR headgear.
Apple devotees and gadget lovers have been waiting patiently for the business to reveal its newest developments, so this news is sure to delight them.