How future proof will a 5s be right now?

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

  1. Abs_p macrumors 6502a

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    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

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  3. turbineseaplane macrumors 68020

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    Yes. Easily. Only real drawback is no Apple pay
     
  4. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502

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    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

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    But it doesn't have apple pay
     
  6. JXShine macrumors 6502

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    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 Westmere

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

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    From my perspective, this is not true at all. Battery life is the same (on 9.1 beta 1).
     
  9. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    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

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    Don't forget it's a beta software. I'm sure it'll get better in the public release :)
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    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

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    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

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    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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