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Apple enthusiasts, brace yourselves for the latest news from the tech giant. During the keynote presentation at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple made a significant announcement that left some iPhone users in the dust.
The upcoming iOS 17, set to be released this fall, will not be compatible with older models such as the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. This move signals a clear shift toward supporting more recent devices, including the iPhone XS and newer iterations.
For those eager to get a taste of the next generation of iOS, Apple revealed that the first iOS 17 beta will be made available to members of the company’s Developer Program for testing starting today. This exclusive access will provide developers with the opportunity to explore the new features and enhancements coming to Apple’s mobile operating system. As for the general public, they can expect the iOS 17 public beta to be released in July, allowing them to join in on the testing experience.
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But iOS is not the only platform getting an update. Apple also unveiled the first developer betas for iPadOS 17, macOS Sonoma, and watchOS 10. These new iterations promise to bring exciting improvements and innovations to Apple’s tablet, computer, and smartwatch ecosystems. The developer betas for these platforms will follow a similar timeline, with availability today, and public betas are expected to be released in the coming month.