How is iOS 10.3 behaving on iPhone 5 & similar devices?

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  1. buzlink macrumors member

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    How is the experience of 10.3 on older hardware? Is it worth making the jump? Any difference with these devices since their days are numbered with the 32-64 bit dilemma? I'm surprised these devices get a new filesystem if they are getting ready to be abandoned by Apple.
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Survey says: performance is pretty good on the 5! No complaints from current posters so far. If anything, it's much quicker.
     
  3. buzlink thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks

    The other point I'm worried is how many more updates is 10 going to receive and keep 32-bit support intact? What if this big update crops up some bugs here and there, and Apple moves on to 11 and doesn't update these devices after giving them a big new change to the system. I totally see Apple doing this.
     
  4. addamas macrumors 6502

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    32-bit is abandoned by 10.3.2 update so it's over.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Has there been something to actually confirm that?

    That aside, it doesn't really change that 10.3 has been something that could be installed and used on those devices.
     
  6. DaPizzaMan macrumors regular

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    But he asked about 10.3 not 10.3.2 so...
     
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  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That would be somewhat different than a 32-bit device like a 5.
     
  9. Smoovejayy macrumors regular

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    That is a 64-bit device.
     
  10. buzlink thread starter macrumors member

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    What about 10.3.1? Do we really know that 10.3.2 beta ditches 32, or hasn't been released? It hard to think such a big change would be made without some updates to work out any bugs before totally ditching 32. I bet 11 is when 32 is ditched. Is 11 here in a month or in the fall?
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's safe to say that, at least so far, we don't really know a fair bit about all those things.
     
  12. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    iOS is usually released in September but gets announced in June.

    I think there must be some issue with the 32-bit devices since 10.3 is missing OTA and there is no 10.3.2 beta. Maybe that's what 10.3.1 will do?
     
  13. iOZZY macrumors member

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    Just updated my iPhone 5, not my daily driver but used mainly as an iPod or when out cycling.

    On casual usage the phone seems smoother in operation particularly in the music app where animations in iOS 10.2.* versions used to drop frames. The app switcher seems fine and all the maps apps i use seem to work fine.

    App support will steadily dwindle for the iPhone 5 but at least the performance is still there unlike the iPhone 4 & 4s.
     
  14. alcaje macrumors newbie

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    I installed IOS 10.3 on the iPhone 5 of my father, it's a disaster the battery doesn't even last 2 hours, I'm downgrading it right now, going back to iOS 10.2.1
     
  15. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    My iPhone 5 w/ 16 GB was updated to 10.3 on release day. I can't say that I notice any difference from 10.2.1.
     

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