Apple will discontinue its online services for equipment using certain out-of-date software. Models of the iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Apple Watch, and Apple TV are among the gadgets. The source cites internal papers that mention the modification going into effect as early as May of this year. Apple is also anticipated to release iOS 17 shortly. From June 5 to June 9, the firm will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2023. The Cupertino-based tech company is anticipated to introduce the new operating system at the occasion.
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All Apple online services—aside from iCloud—will stop working on devices running iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11 as of May, according to a tweet from tipper Stella-Fudge (@StellaFudge). According to the leak, the owners of the affected devices will get the proper update alerts.
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 are among the software that is affected. Certain outdated software versions won’t support Apple Services like the App Store, Siri, and Maps, according to a statement made by Apple in a recent article. To keep utilizing these services, update your software to the most recent version that is currently available.
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While not mentioning any particular versions, the official post provides the latest leak enough justification. Just a few people will be impacted by this change, however. As of mid-February of this year, just 8% of active iPhones were running iOS 14 or earlier, according to a prior statement from Apple. Apple is anticipated to release the much-awaited iOS 17 upgrade at WWDC 2023 in addition to the much-anticipated iPadOS 17, macOS 14, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17. The highly anticipated AR/VR headset is also scheduled to be unveiled during the event.