If iPhone 6 is only 2 core 1GB ram ? That means Apple will support iPhone 5 until

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DBZmusicboy01, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
    iOS 11 ? I mean the iphone 5 has the same amount of RAM and processors and not only that. It has more RAM in a way too. Since its 32bit
    Not sure if anyone understands what I mean. But iphone 5 is very future proof.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I think apple supports a phone not based on technical specs but rather business decision. It will not be supported any longer then other prior phones imo.
  3. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
    iOS 10 will be the last verision for the 5 and possibly the 5c. After that, the next versions will be only for 64 bit devices.

    My 0.2 cents.
  4. Matheew944 macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2015
    IOS 9 will be the last version for Iphone 5, and possibly it will be slow,
  5. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    I agree. Out of the 5/5S/6/6+ the iPhone 5 will last the longest from date of launch. The iPhone 5 definitely 'feels' to have more RAM than the 6+ due to it being 32Bit, and reloads apps/browser tabs way less readily than *any* of those aforementioned iPhones.

    However, I don't trust Apple to not flick the kill switch if they decide to. They could make any phone run slow if they wanted to...
  6. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    iPhone 2007 (aka original iPhone) and iphone 3G were essentially same exact phone(same processor. Same ram. Same camera).

    Yet iPhone 2007 software support ended at iPhone os 3.xxx
    iPhone 3G software support ended at iOS 4.xxxx

    iPhone 4 and original ipad 2010 had same exact processor (A4 but iPhone 4 had 512mb of ram compared to 256mb ram for iPad).

    iPad support ended at iOS 5.xxx
    iPhone 4 ended at iOS ios 7.xxx

    iPad 2010 had 256mb ram and faster A4 chip than iPhone 3GS with similar 256mb of ram but slower 2009 chip.

    iPhone 3GS got iOS 6.xxx

    What does this mean?

    It means Apple does what they want to do.

    But I'd just be leery of running any iOS updates more than 2 generations from original version chip was intended for

    Aka. iPhone 5 shouldn't be running iOS 9 (shipped with iOS 6)
    iPhone 4 shouldn't be running iOS 7 (shipped with iOS 4)
    iPhone 4S shouldn't be running iOS 8 (shipped with iOS 5)
    iPhone 3GS shouldn't be running iOS 6 (shipped with ios 4)
  7. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    I wouldn't want to run iOS 11 on my 5 assuming I even still have it by then. I'm not even sure I want to update to iOS 9 if it's even remotely like iOS 7 is on the iPhone 4. The rumors of iOS 9 being strictly bug fixes make me feel a little better about it, but then iOS 10 will probably be a big update. Plus Apple could come up with some arbitrary requirement like Touch ID or the M coprocessor.
  8. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2013
    They're not quite exactlxy the same though. iPhone 6 is 2,5x faster in CPU and 3x faster in GPU than iPhone 5. A substantial difference.
  9. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    ...but it was faster on iOS6 than the 6+ is on iOS8...and it didn't reload tabs anywhere near as readily.
  10. Shanghaichica macrumors G3


    Apr 8, 2013
    I know you have probably been asked this already but why don't you cut your losses and sell your 6 plus and get something more suitable?
  11. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    It's on the cards at some point but I don't have premium smartphone money burning a hole in my pocket every few months. Swapping once a year is abnormal for most folks.
  12. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2013
    It should be mentioned but the iPad 1 did not get iOS 6 because of the RAM. It has a 1024*768 screen compared to the 480*320 screen that the 3GS has. A higher resolution screen will use much more RAM than the lower resolution screen. It would be akin to iOS 6 on the iPod Touch 4 which had a retina display that was lower than the iPad 1 and the same amount of RAM yet did not fair very well. Dropping the iPad 1 was a smart business choice (of course one could say Apple should have done the same for the iPhone 4 but that's another topic).
  13. Whatintheworld7 macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2015
    No, they are going to drop the iPhone 5 most likely after iOS 9 and maybe the i5 might not even get iOS 9, iOS 9 most likely will be 64 bit only now for improvements to all 64 bit Apple devices.

    The 5S and 6 are over 2x faster then the iPhone 5 and sometimes 5-6x faster in certain operations then the 5 when using 64 bit code.

    Two iPhone 5 A6 processor cores is not even equivalent to one Apple A8 core. The i5 is still a decent performer now of course but i dont see them supporting the 5 for that much longer
  14. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    mayflnn is right. Business drives it more than specs, though the A8 is significantly faster than the A6.
  15. Whatintheworld7, Feb 18, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2015

    Whatintheworld7 macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2015
    Nothing at all is faster on the i5 on iOS 6 then 6+ is on iOS 8, there was less tab reloads in iOS 6 due to having alot less system extensions and API's in what is now in iOS 8 today and also Apple not upping the RAM in the 6 and 6+. But besides that nothing at all is faster on the i5 then over the i6. I can render a 35 minute 1080p clip almost 30 minutes faster on my i6 plus then you can on a iphone 5. I get higher frame rate in games on my 6 Plus despite the much higher resolution on the Plus over the 5. Apps load much faster on the 6 Plus compared to the 5, in app performance is alot better on the 6 Plus over the 5. Loading websites on the 6 Plus is absolutely way faster then the 5 also and going back to previous pages in Safari on the 6/6 plus is near instantenous while it takes on average 10 seconds or more for the 5 to reload the previous page. I can record in 3K at 120 mbps bit rate on the 6 Plus with uncompressed stereo audio, cannot do even close to that with the 5. You cant do real time audio processing on the i5 unlike the 5S and 6(64 bit apple devices) and so much more

    I just laugh at your comment because its so wrong. The iphone 5 has nothing at all on the 6 or 6 Plus or even the 5S

    the i5 will probably see iOS 9 though but surely that is the last update the 5 will recieve in its life. 4S gets dropped 100% (all A5 devices)


    So sell your Plus and use that money torwards something "much better" because it sounds like you are the unhappiest man on the planet with all your complaining of the 6 Plus, or put it on Craigslist for trade and i am beyond sure someone is absolutely willing to trade their Note 4/Nexus 6/Galaxy S5/M8 or whatever else for your 6 Plus
  16. Vivian125 macrumors regular


    May 19, 2017
    iPhone 5 is not supported right now in iOS 11. Meanwhile iPhone 5s is the next iPhone to be dropped in iOS 12 because of Five reasons:
    1. A7 This aging chip overheats a lot similarly founded on A5X. Especially in iOS 11
    2. Cannot scan cards, does not have 240fps in slow mo.
    3. Lacks NFC, lacks barometer.
    4. The iPhone 5s is only clocked at 1.3 Gigahertz just like the iPhone 5
    5. Excessive battery drain. iPhones/iPads on their Latest final iOS update one of the symptoms that they will be dropped soon is a extreme battery drain. Unlike iPhone 6/6S/SE and newer they have much better battery life like 2 hours longer in iOS 11 than on 5S no matter if you have exchanged the battery as new.
  17. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2017
    This thread is 3 years old.. Plus most of your information is inaccurate or irrelevant..

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