iPhone 5 & iOS

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  1. dilap macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone 5 is most likely getting iOS 9. So is the 5c & 5s. With iOS 7 came the death of the 3GS, 8 came with the death of the 4. 9 might be with the death of the 4s (although considering that they are still selling the original mini with the A5 it could still make it). So iOS 10 could be the 5, and 11 the 5c & 5s. But the 5c & 5 have mostly the same internals so they should make it to the same iOS version. So do you think they will? And will they make it to 10 or11? And will the make it to the same iOS as the 5S? Sorry if thats confusing and I will do my best to clear it up if you are confused!

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  2. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    The 5C is internally a 5 with some minor tweaks, so I'd say iOS 9 will likely be the final update for the 5/5C.

    If Apple continues with its current iOS release pattern, iOS 10 will be released in Fall of 2016. At that point I think Apple might want to go 64-bit only for iOS, so it would make sense to push the last 32-bit devices to the "obsolete" list.
     
  3. dilap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I agree but the 5c and the 5s were released in the same year!
     
  4. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Doesn't really matter. It'll be more based on technology than year of release, most likely.
     
  5. dilap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I guess your right as the Mini 3 and Air 2 were released but mini 3 probably won't get the same iOS's as the air 2
     
  6. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Apple may provide iOS 9 to the iPhone 5/ 5C. However, whether that "upgrade" is going to provide any value to the user is up in the air - especially given Apple's tendency to withhold the latest features from older hardware, yet saddling old hardware with slow OS's.
     
  7. Winona Northdakota macrumors 6502a

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    Correct, though the iPhone 5C features a 32 bit processor and if Apple decides to abandon 32 bit OS in favor of 64 bit only, the 5C won't be compatible.
     
  8. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    iPhone 5 & iOS


    The 5C is unusual in that it directly replaced the 5.

    Normally Apple moves the older phone down the price tier. For example, the 4S (new in 2011) became the midrange phone in 2012, the "free on contract" phone in 2013, and finally exited the product lineup in 2014.

    The 2012 iPhone 5 was discontinued in 2013 after only 1 year. The 5C was introduced as the midrange device in its place. This is why I believe the 5C will likely be supported only as long as the 5 is supported. The 5C is a stand-in product for the 5.
     

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