If that's you, you won't be able to try out the new features in iOS 17 unless you buy a compatible iPhone. Although older iPhones don't support the latest version of iOS or include any of the new features, they should continue to work for a while. The quoted source claims that the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X will not receive the next version of iOS. Last year, Apple announced that it would stop releasing major updates for devices such as the iPhone 6a, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, the original iPhone SE model, the final iPod touch, the second-generation iPad Air and the four-generation iPad mini.
Apple stopped offering feature updates for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 series with the release of iOS 16 last year. If your iPhone doesn't appear in the list above, it won't be compatible with iOS 17 and you won't receive a notification to download the latest software. These include the iPhone 6a, the iPhone 6s Plus, the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus, the original iPhone SE model, the iPod touch final, the second-generation iPad Air, and the fourth-generation iPad mini. According to the source, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X will not receive the new iOS update.
The list of devices that are likely to be eligible for the latest iOS 17 software update is the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro series, iPhone 12 Pro series, iPhone 13 series, iPhone 13 Pro series, iPhone 14 series and iPhone 14 Pro series, according to the source cited.