Apple services except iCloud will stop working on some older versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS starting in early May, according to the information. shared by the Twitter account @StellaFudgea source with a proven track record.
Users will not be able to access any Apple services except iCloud on these software versions:
- iOS 11 to iOS 11.2.6
- macOS 10.13 to macOS 10.13.3
- watchOS 4 to watchOS 4.2.3
- tvOS 11 to tvOS 11.2.6
In an internal document, Apple said that affected users may receive a push notification asking them to update their device to a newer software version.
“Some older software versions will no longer be compatible with Apple services like the App Store, Siri and Maps,” Apple said in a statement. supporting document posted last month. Please update your software to the latest version available to continue using these services.
Apple did not explain why most of its services will stop working with these older software versions, released between late 2017 and early 2018, but the move will affect only a small percentage of users. In mid-February, for example, Apple said that only 8% of actively used iPhones had iOS 14 or earlier.
Apple offers a wide range of services, including Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, Apple Fitness+, Apple News+, and more.
We’ve reached out to Apple for comment and will update this story if we hear back.