The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X were expected to receive their last major operating system update last year. And announcement of iOS 17 at WWDC 2023 confirmed this — the new OS is available for models starting with the iPhone Xs.
These models will have access to the biggest features of iOS 17, such as updated contact cards, StandBy on the lock screen, arrival notifications and more. But, as it happened before, the oldest representatives of models with support for the new version of iOS may receive some restrictions.
This time, a similar rule was not an exception, and some features will still require an iPhone 12 to work. Among them, you can note reactions to gestures during FaceTime conversations, updates to autocorrect text, and even autofill when typing.
What’s more, the Point and Speak feature, which should help visually impaired people interact with text in their environment, will work exclusively on the iPhone 12, 13 and 14 Pro models.