Apple is well-known for its skillful integration of online services, applications, and hardware. However, the corporation is preparing to end support for certain legacy software’s online components. Devices running macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, tvOS 11, and tvOS 11 will be impacted by this change. A new leak suggests that, with the exception of iCloud, almost all of Apple’s online services will stop working on these gadgets. The software’s users will be informed of the forthcoming restriction and encouraged to upgrade their hardware.
Apple has released a new page in its help centre detailing the consequences of its decision to stop supporting “older software versions,” including those that previously worked with the App Store, Siri, and Maps. Although older iPhones may still send and receive iMessages and conduct FaceTime calls, they will no longer have access to services like Siri and Maps.
Apple may be working on a substantial overhaul to its underlying infrastructure for its online services, which would result in the loss of compatibility with some of its older software, however, this explanation is far from certain. Therefore, it’s possible that restricting access to services to more recent devices won’t have much of an effect. But if Apple did this, it would be a first.