Does the iPhone 5 being discontinued mean no more updates?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tymaster50, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    Hopefully not. The phone is still kinda new. Leaves a bad taste in my mouth how Apple did i5 users dirty lol
     
  2. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Yep, you got it right. All future software updates will work with the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S....but not the iPhone 5.

    You're totally out of luck.

    Bryan
     
  3. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    They just won't be selling it. But you can still receive updates.
     
  4. eoblaed macrumors 65816

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    How did Apple do i5 users dirty?
     
  5. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    "Hey guys, I know the iPhone 5 was our best selling device yet, so now if you want to buy one, look elsewhere unless you want this plastic phone with a connect four case that scott forstall would have had a heart attack over, and as an extra spit in the face, we will continue the iPhone 4S for no logical reason, even though we want everyone to use lightning"
     
  6. joshforman macrumors regular

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    The iPhone 4 is over three years old and is going to get an updated version of the operating system in a week or so. I'm not sure exactly what you're complaining about.
     
  7. ArizonaKid macrumors regular

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    The iPhone 5C is exactly the same phone, just plastic with a little bit bigger battery. No issues.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    My iPhone 5 is metal.

    iPhone 5C, plastic = fail.
     
  9. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It was discontinued so soon :(, it's not like it had any problems selling. It's like what they did with the iPad 3. Now I know how they feel
     
  10. ArizonaKid macrumors regular

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    Agree.

    Should have specified internally.
     
  11. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    I think OP is just sad his device is obsolete because its not being sold..
     
  12. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Same thing happened with iPad 3. People just have to deal with it.
     
  13. onepoint macrumors 6502a

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    ...there must be some 30-pin cables left in the warehouse.
     
  14. Zerilos macrumors 6502a

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    I'll repeat his question: "How did Apple do i5 users dirty"?

    Our i5's still work; it will still receive updates (not even sure why you thought it wouldn't particularly when the 5c is a 5 with a plastic shell); they'll replace it with an 5 if you are owed a replacement. As an owner of a 5, I don't feel wronged or spat at. I got what I paid for.
     
  15. ToddH macrumors 6502a

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    iphone 5 is now the 5c. It has the same guts and camera. They made the 5 a 5c.
     
  16. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Except my iPhone 5 is metal and the 5C is plastic. Part of the big reason I moved from an HTC Touch Pro to the iPhone 5 was to get away from cheap plastic.

    Maybe the 5C is newer, but IMO metal is better than plastic.
     
  17. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    You have one. Why should it matter If they stopped selling it? It's not like yours is going to vanish or stop getting updates.
     
  18. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    Discontinuing a model means nothing to those who already own it. It just means they won't be selling new ones once the current supply is gone. Even the 3Gs is supported up until iOS7.
     
  19. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    There is another way to look at it. If you *really* liked your phone to begin with, then the 5 will become special, one of the few on the streets.

    But if u just bought it because it was the newest and shiniest at that time then yeah your parents have moved on. :( :D
     
  20. b3thomso macrumors member

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    Exactlyy. What are you complaining about, OP? You got away from your plastic HTC like you wanted. Pointless thread.
     
  21. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    The OP never mentioned an HTC phone. I did. Note that I am not the one that inquired about updates., the OP did. :D
     
  22. b3thomso macrumors member

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    Well my bad but its still pointless. They will give updates for the IP5 for a long time. End of discussion.
     
  23. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Did your phone suddenly stop working because Apple is no longer selling the iPhone 5?:rolleyes:
     
  24. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Are you retarded? Did you not notice that Apple released something other then the iPhone 5C? It's called the iPhone 5S, and it looks nearly identical to the iPhone 5. That's your replacement for the iPhone 5 and it's an improvement on the existing model.

    I understand if you don't like the looks of the 5C, but to say that iPhone abandoned the iPhone 5 and act the 5C is the only replacement is just plain stupid.

    Bryan
     
  25. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

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    Take the back and sides off the iPhone 5, slap a plastic back on and you almost have an iPhone 5C. It has a slightly larger battery, but it is almost the same. They just needed to make it different.
     

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