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On June 5, Apple is scheduled to reveal iOS 17, iPad OS 17, and a new version of MacOS at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2023 (WWDC 2023).
However, some phones, like the 2017 iPhone X, are expected to lose software support this year. This is so despite the fact that the iPhone X was the first Apple device to have Face ID and had a redesigned look.
According to MacRumors, which cites a reliable source for this information, Apple could discontinue support for the iPhone X, all models of the iPhone 8, the first-generation 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros, and the fifth iteration of the iPad Pro. iPad.
It seems that the A11 Bionic chipset is included in the vast majority of these smartphones. However, iPhones and iPads containing the A5 through A11 processor are affected by a bootrom security vulnerability that cannot be patched by Apple; therefore, Apple may be considering ending support for devices that have the A11 chip or an earlier version of the chip.
However, there may be some exceptions, such as the sixth and seventh generation iPad models, which were offered with the A10 Fusion chip, and the second generation iPad Pro models, which were available in 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch sizes. inches. screen sizes in inches and were powered by the A10X Fusion chip.
MacRumors further states that possessing the bootrom vulnerability allows devices to be jailbroken and will result in changing iOS system files. Presumably, this is the fact that worries Apple, since the vulnerability is likely to be exploited.
Apple’s iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 updates from the previous year removed support for several older mobile devices, including iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, original iPhone SE, final iPod touch, second-generation iPad . Air and fourth-generation iPad mini. Among the other devices affected by this change was the 4th generation Apple TV.
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