How future proof will a 5s be right now?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Abs_p, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. Abs_p macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2011
    Okay so now with the upcoming discover 10% cashback with Apple Pay clubbed with double cashbacks , I m thinking of getting a few 5s for few of my long term employees.

    How future proof will the 5s will be? Enough for a couple of years?
  2. ripper998 macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2010
  3. turbineseaplane macrumors 601


    Mar 19, 2008
    Yes. Easily. Only real drawback is no Apple pay
  4. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502


    Dec 21, 2013
    I think the 5s still has a few good years left in it. It's guaranteed to be supported on iOS 10 and maybe 11. It runs good on iOS 8 and from videos I've seen, it seems to run well on 9
  5. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
    But it doesn't have apple pay
  6. JXShine macrumors 6502


    Jun 11, 2015
    Go check out the iOS 9 forum. iOS 9 pretty much ruined the iPhone 5S in both battery life and performance.
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    I've seen a few people post about running 9.0 GM just fine on the 5s.
  8. Surf Donkey Suspended

    Surf Donkey

    May 12, 2015
    From my perspective, this is not true at all. Battery life is the same (on 9.1 beta 1).
  9. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    doesn't the beta always seem to ruin battery on pretty much every phone? It is really the sole reason I stopped running betas....they never get good battery.
  10. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502


    Dec 21, 2013
    Don't forget it's a beta software. I'm sure it'll get better in the public release :)
  11. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    9.0 GM isn't beta anymore, it's what's going to be released in a few days (short of something really critical).
  12. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    I'm running iOS 9 on my 5S and it's been running amazingly well.

    As for Apple Pay, no Apple Pay on the 5S
  13. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

    Cool Pup

    Jun 18, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    It's still a great phone. I say that it has another 2 or 3 years left before it starts becoming unusable for most uses.

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