IOS 12 will it drop support for 1GB of ram iPhones ?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by snow755, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. snow755 macrumors 65816

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    hi

    Do you think with IOS 12 Apple will drop Support for iPhone that has 1GB of ram ? And make IOS 12 the 1st update for phones that have 2GB of ram and above ?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    It's possible, but probably not that likely that they would cut off 6 line of iPhones in addition to 5s at the same time basically.
     
  3. aakshey macrumors 68000

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    They will probably cut off support for all pre A8 devices. A8 devices with 1 GB RAM are likely to be supported in iOS 12.

    Honestly, they should only support A8 + 2 GB RAM devices though.
     
  4. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    no, i think the 5S will get ios 12, if not, certainly the 6 upwards will. every year the weakest phone lasts longer, remember when they used to last 2 or 3 major ios update then be done?
     
  5. Paradoxally macrumors 68000

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    I hope so. The iPhone 6 and 6+ are too underpowered for 11, let alone 12.
     
  6. alien3dx macrumors 6502a

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    while that time phone allready out of juice... my 5s cannot stand long one day.. using huawei nova lite..
    I'm not so crazy about iphone .. only do it for testing purpose..
     
  7. GreyOS macrumors 68040

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    Best thing Apple could do imo would be to drop both the 5s and 6 in iOS 12 but make iOS 13 support all the same devices i.e. don’t drop the 6s. A bit like how iOS 9 continued to support 4s (rightly or wrongly in that case. I think this case would be different.)
     
  8. Paddle1, Sep 29, 2017
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    Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    The iPhone 6 is back on sale in some countries so I doubt it. There's also the iPod touch. The real question is whether they'll get rid of the 5s.
     
  9. Flopstar macrumors member

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    A8 and A7 with 1GB of RAM (so excluding iPad mini 4/iPad Air 2) are about the same in terms of performance on 11 so I think they both may be cut off. We’ll see. It leaves those devices in an awkward place, and it makes me wonder why the Mini 4 didn’t just receive the A9 instead, as it came out in Nov 2015. Apple being suspicious again...
     
  10. Vivian125, Feb 27, 2018
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    Vivian125 macrumors 6502

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    Right now only iPhone 7, 8 and X are still fast on iOS 11, while 6S is Trying hard (iPhone 6s is just like iPhone 7 WANNABE or pretending to be fast as 7 but failing) the regular 6 is not as good as 6s though.. 64 bit does not matter if its cpu is so underpowered especially for 1.3 Ghz and below..
     
  11. JPack macrumors 68040

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    iOS support has always been dictated by the processor, not RAM. iOS 12 will support A8 and newer devices.
     
  12. GCHASE1995 macrumors 6502

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    My SE is blazing fast on iOS 11 after a battery change
     
  13. LovingTeddy macrumors 68000

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    Apple is still selling iPhone 6 in Canada through carrier channel and iPod Touch. These devices have A8 processor with 1GB RAM.

    Apple is not going to drop support for their currently selling devices

    Plus if iOS12 is about refinement and performance performance, then it makes sense for Apple to include iPhone 6 in the list. I would also think iPhone 5S will also be included.
     
  14. gobikerider Suspended

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    Replace your battery, you’d be surprised how much it improves.
     
  15. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    They should drop anything iPhone 6 and below..
     
  16. gobikerider Suspended

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    No they really shouldn’t
     
  17. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    If they keep the 6 and 6+ they’ll keep the 5S. No difference in performance between these devices, I’ll even be bold enough to say the 5S performs better. iPhone 6 was the only iPhone I’ve sold after 3 months from release because it offered no improvement performance wise over the 5S
     
  18. nfl46 macrumors 604

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    The iPhone 5s/6/6+ on iOS 12 will be comical. 1GB devices already struggles on iOS 11.
     
  19. JPack macrumors 68040

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    It has never been about performance, it's about dropping support for older devices to encourage hardware upgrades. If it were about performance, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air would not have supported iOS 11.
     
  20. GreyOS macrumors 68040

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    Revising my opinion about dropping the 6 in iOS 12. That was based on using the phone with a degraded battery ;)
     
  21. gobikerider Suspended

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    I wish more people were like you :D replace your batteries people.
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    People need to replace their batteries and stop complaining. iOS 12 is going to pull another iOS 9 and keep all current devices.
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    You are unfairly knocking devices based off performance of a well known buggy/poorly optimized release of iOS 11.
     
  22. tkukoc macrumors 65816

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    Considering Apple already announced they shelved "new" enhancements in IOS 12 in favor of fixes they shouldn't cut off any current devices. If the device can handle IOS 11 then it should easily be able to use IOS 12. Now had they put an all new interface in along with power user enhancements.. then I'd cut off iPhone 6 and below. Leaving 6s/7/7s/8/X/New Phones Name Here..
     
  23. Sorig macrumors regular

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    I don’t think Apple will dare drop support for the iPhone 6 at the same time as the iPhone 5s, but I’m curious to see how well the 6 and 6 Plus will handle iOS 12. Probably worse than the 5S on iOS 11.
     
  24. JPack macrumors 68040

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    iPhone 6 is slow with iOS 11.0 or 11.3 and anything in between.

    A8 and older devices are simply slow running iOS 11. I don't see those devices speeding up with iOS 12.
     
  25. Cordorb macrumors regular

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    I hate it when using a under a power iPhone -- all the cell phone voices play at a slow speed and ring tone takes longer to ring :)
     

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