The 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which came out in November 2015, and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which came out in March 2016, are losing iPadOS support, according to a French magazine called iPhoneSoft (via AppleInsider). The second one says that “an internal source at Apple” told the newspaper that iPadOS 17 will not be coming to the two first-generation iPad Pro tablets and the fifth-generation iPad.
Apple’s A9 chipset, which has a dual-core processor, runs the iPad 5th version. Samsung used its 14nm process node to make the chip, and TSMC used its 16nm process node.
The A9X was in the two first-generation iPad Pros. It was made by TSMC using its next-generation 16nm process node. This chipset was used with 4GB of RAM in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 2GB of RAM in the 9.7-inch model. Apple stopped supporting iPhone devices that used the A9 SoC in the past. Because of this, iOS 16 wasn’t put on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
There are different stories about which iPhone models, if any, will stop working with iOS 17 and which ones will still work. One source says that the iPhone X, the iPhone 8, and the iPhone 8 Plus, which were all released in the third quarter of 2017, will not get the latest version of the iPhone operating system later this year. The next day, another person who claims to have “a man inside Apple” said that all iPhones that got iOS 16 will get the iOS 17 update.
Originally, iOS 17 was thought to be an update that would mostly improve speed and fix bugs. However, in the last few weeks, it has become clear that it will also have some interesting new features. The same person who claims to have a source inside Apple says that the Dynamic Island, which will be on all four iPhone 15 models, will have more features. “Active Widgets” will also be a part of iOS 17, and they will let users communicate with them.
On June 5, when Apple starts WWDC, we should find out more about iOS 17. At that time, Apple could tell us exactly which devices will get iOS 17 and iPadOS 17.