Some of Apple’s services could be about to stop working on some older versions of its operating systems, according to a new report.
That report comes via Twitter leaker, @StellaFudge, and claims that Apple will no longer support some of its services on older versions of the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and tvOS software.
There is no official word yet and the leak doesn’t say when the change will take place.
On the positive side, the leaker does say that iCloud will not be affected, meaning users will continue to have access to their data and sync capabilities.
According to the leak, the following software versions will be affected.
- iOS 11 through iOS 11.2.6
- macOS 10.13 through macOS 10.13.3
- watchOS 4 through watchOS 4.2.3
- tvOS 11 through tvOS 11.2.6
While we don’t know which services this will impact, we do know that there are plenty that could be. Apple offers Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, and Apple Fitness+ among others. With that said it’s possible that some or all of those will be affected at some point in the future.
If the affected software versions cannot be updated, users of those devices will have to buy newer models if they want to continue accessing those services, it seems.
Apple is getting ready to announce new hardware, of course. The 15-inch MacBook Air is rumored, while the iPhone 15 and Apple Watch Series 9 will surely be announced this September.
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