Apple service should end for old operating software
Apple would stop its online services for devices running on certain older software. Devices include iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. The source cites internal documents that refer to the change being implemented as early as May this year. Apple is also expected to roll out its iOS 17 update soon. The company is hosting its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2023 from June 5-9. It is expected that the Cupertino-based tech giant will unveil the new operating system at the event.
According to a Tweeter by tipster Stella-Fudge (@StellaFudge), all Apple online services will stop working on devices running iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11, except iCloud, starting in May . Users of affected devices will receive adequate update notifications, the leak added.
Affected software includes iOS 11 through iOS 11.2.6, macOS High Sierra 10.13 through macOS 10.13.3, watchOS 4 through watchOS 4.2.3, and tvOS 11 through tvOS 11.2.6.
Apple, in a post last month, said: “Certain older versions of software will no longer support Apple services such as the App Store, Siri, and Maps. Update your software to the latest version available to continue using these services.
Although the post doesn’t mention any specific version, it does add enough merit to the recent leak. However, this change will only affect a small number of users. Apple had previously noted that only 8% of active iPhones were running iOS 14 or earlier, as of mid-February this year.
Along with iPadOS 17, macOS 14, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17, Apple is also expected to launch the long-awaited iOS 17 update at WWDC 2023. The event is also expected to showcase the highly anticipated AR/VR headset.
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