The latest iOS 16 update is expected to release in September of 2022. Hence, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus users might be wondering whether their phones will get the latest upcoming (iOS 16) update. iOS 16 will pack an always-on display, and lock screen widgets with new wallpapers.
Apple announced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus in September 2017 alongside the major iOS 11 updates. As we know, Apple provides the latest update support for almost five years on average, which is ridiculous compared to Android phones. That means iPhone 8 series will receive the latest iOS updates till 2022 or probably in 2023.
Will iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus get the latest iOS 16 update?
- Yes, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will get the latest iOS 16 update this year.
Update 30/08/2022: Apple released the iOS 16 beta 8 with bug fixes, optimization and performance improvement. It comes with build number 20A5358a. If you own an iPhone 8 or newer, you can test the pre-release iOS 16 software by joining Beta Software Program. Navigate to the General > Software Update menu on your iPhone’s Settings app.
If you are an iPhone user, you already know about this and have predictions on whether the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus will support the latest iOS 16 update. Apple does have a pretty good track record when it comes to extending the longevity of iPhones, iPads, and Mac devices. So, according to predictions based on past year patterns of supporting iPhone by Apple, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models will receive the latest iOS 16, which will be released in September 2022.
How long will iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus models be supported with updates?
- According to previous records, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus should be supported by Apple for at least two more years before iOS updates are cut off.
One of the pros of owning an iPhone over an Android is that iPhones are supported for longer. The iPhone 8 series was released in 2017, so it’s safe to assume that it will keep updated until 2022. This means the iPhone 8 users will be able to use iOS 16 and potentially even iOS 17 on it.
If we look back, the iPhone 6 was released with iOS 8, and the software update it received was iOS 12. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus launched in 2015 and received the latest iOS 15 update, extending the software support period to seven years. Based on these examples, we can assume that iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models will almost certainly get the iOS 16 update and probably iOS 17 because iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is powered by mighty Apple’s A11 Bionic chipsets with 2GB of RAM.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were launched in 2017, and you can expect Apple support for it until 2022/2023. Sometimes an additional year of coverage is added. So, from our point of view, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users will be able to use the latest iOS 16 update, which is coming in September 2022.