Do you think iOS 8 or iOS 9 will be 64-bit exclusive?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by SakuraSuki, Sep 10, 2013.


Which iOS will be 64-bit exclusive

  1. iOS 8

    3 vote(s)
  2. iOS 9

    21 vote(s)
  1. SakuraSuki, Sep 10, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2013

    SakuraSuki macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2013
    With introduce if A7 with 64 bit processor and probably iPad 5 will updated with 64 bit A7X as well. iPad mini May or may not get A7. But anyway by 2014, all of iOS device will be released with 64-bit processor. So do you think iOS 8 will,be only available with those devices with 64-bit processor or it will be one year later for iOS 9 or two years later for iOS 10?

    P.S. How do I edit poll option?
  2. Risco macrumors 68000


    Jul 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
    What and junk the iPhone 5? No, don't be silly. :rolleyes:
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    At the very least, if they are still selling 32-bit only devices then they already won't do it at that time. But even if not, they might not do it right away. So maybe iOS 10 (or X) or something beyond that, but almost more than probably not the next 1 or even 2 major version updates.
  4. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    It won't be iOS 8 for sure. Next year, the 5c specs will probably replace the "free" 4S, and a 6c 64-bit won't replace the 5c til the year after that. And then there are the iPods, which Apple doesn't update every year...and Apple won't stop 32-bit support til they have a good reason. I would guess at least four years. Maybe iOS 11 or 12.
  5. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    iOS won't go 64-bit only until iOS X at the earliest.
  6. SakuraSuki thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2013

    Probably not iOS 8, nut by the end of 2015, majority of iOS device will be 64-bit. iPhone 4S for sure will be dropped out next year, iPad 4 will be dropped this year, so only thing in question is iPad Mini 1st gen. and iPhone 5C. But these two probably will be in list of historical devices by 2015
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Who knows, both of those can very well still be even sold by Apple in 2015, let alone still upgradable--considering how many people are going to jump in on 5C (given that it was released to attract even more people than a typical iPhone), it would be quite unlikely to leave those people with just a single OS update (version 8) and that's it.

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