iPadOS 17 compatibility: Which iPads are supported?

We’ve got a second prediction about what iPads will lose compatibility when Apple releases its next major software update this year. Coming from a reliable source, the latest information confirms an earlier rumor. Here’s a look at expected iPadOS 17 compatibility and what three iPads are likely to drop.

In early April, we saw our first rumor of what iPhones and iPads It will lose support with iOS 17 and iPadOS 17. It came from an anonymous Twitter account that correctly predicted details about Apple’s software updates in the past.

now iPhoneSoft He shared that he heard from a source at Apple about iPadOS 17 compatibility and it matches the first rumor.

For some background, at the end of 2021, iPhoneSoft correctly predicted that Apple would drop support for the first-generation iPhone SE and iPhone 6s with iOS 16, (although the original report didn’t include the iPhone 7 that also dropped last fall). iPhoneSoft also correctly reported compatibility with early iOS 13 and iOS 14.

iPads are losing compatibility with iPadOS 17

Here are the three iPads that iPadOS 17 is rumored to be cut:

  • iPad 5th gen
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro first generation
  • iPad Pro 12.9 inch first generation

iPads with compatibility with iPadOS 17

Here are the iPads that are said to continue to be supported with iPadOS 17:

  • iPad Air 3rd generation and later
  • iPad 6th generation and later
  • iPad mini 5th generation and later
  • iPad Pro 2017 and later

Another thing to consider is, although iPads from 2017 and later should be compatible with iPadOS 17, older devices generally don’t support the latest features and capabilities that come with the latest software.

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Meanwhile, for the iPhone, there are conflicting reports. The first rumor we saw said that three iPhones will lose support with iOS 17 while a second rumor said that all iPhones that can run iOS 16 will be able to run iOS 17. Read more in our full coverage:

Do you have a fifth-generation iPad or a first-generation iPad Pro? Will you upgrade if iPadOS 17 stops supporting? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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