Apple’s upcoming iPadOS 17 mobile operating system will drop support for the first-generation 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro as well as the fifth-generation iPad, says French tech website iPhoneSoft.
The rumor backs up a similar rumor we heard earlier this month about iPadOS 17’s compatibility list. That rumor also said the above three iPad models would not be supported this time around.
iPhoneSoft says its information comes from an internal Apple source. If the information is accurate, the following devices will be compatible with iPadOS 17 when it’s released in the fall.
- iPad Pro (2017 and later)
- iPad Air (third generation and later)
- iPad (sixth generation and later)
- iPad mini (fifth generation and later)
Apple will continue to roll out security fixes for iOS 16, even following the iOS 17 release. This means owners of the above older devices will still receive security fixes.
Keep in mind that Apple has been known to limit some of the features in a new iOS release to newer devices. iOS 16’s Live Text feature is only supported on the iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and later. So, your still-supported older iPhone or iPad may not be compatible with some of iPadOS 17’s headline features.