iPhone 5S still being manufactured and maximum future iOS?

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iPhone 5S still being manufactured and maximum future iOS?

  1. iPhone 5S still being manufactured

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  2. iPhone 5S no longer being manufactured

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  3. Maximum iOS 10 (2016)

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  4. Maximum iOS 11 (2017)

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  5. Maximum iOS 12 (2018)

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  6. Maximum iOS 13 (2019)

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  7. Maximum iOS 14 (2020)

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  8. Maximum iOS 15 (2021)

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  9. Maximum iOS 16 or greater (2022)

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  1. smacrumon, May 13, 2016
    Last edited: May 13, 2016

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    smacrumon

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    Although iPhone 5S was replaced by iPhone SE in March, and while Apple no longer lists it for sale on its website, there still seems to be an awful lot of places still stocking it.

    What are thoughts on iPhone 5S still being manufactured?

    Also, considering iPhone 5S was released with iOS 7, what would we expect the maximum future iOS version will be?
     
  2. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    We don't even know what iOS will be like in the future, let alone what will run it.
     
  3. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Considering that Apple was still selling the 4s in India last year, I'm not surprised by this.

    If I had to bet, I would say that the 5s would support at least iOS 11 and at most iOS 12.
     
  4. Aditya_S macrumors 6502

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    Every S model has had one extra year of support than the previous model. The 3G ended with iOS 4, while the 3GS ended with iOS 6. The 4 ended with iOS 7, but the 4S has iOS 9. Each S model had more iOS updates, so if we assume that the iPhone 5 end at iOS 10, then the 5s will most likely receive iOS 12.
     
  5. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    That's right, I was basing my post on exactly that.

    I'm still a bit skeptical though, since that can't go on forever, otherwise every iPhone generation would support more and more iOS versions. Plus there's the iPhone "7" that's coming out this year. Since the design will be basically the same as the 6s, would it be classified as more of an "S" model than a "regular" model? If so, the A10 better be a significant jump rather than a conservative one, or the true next-gen iPhone would get both a redesign and a powerful A11 chip.
     
  6. Channan macrumors 68030

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    The iPhone 3GS had twice as much RAM as the iPhone 3G, and the iPhone 4s had a dual-core processor that was twice as fast with 7x the GPU performance of the iPhone 4's single-core processor. I suppose the iPhone 5s' 64-bit (compared to 32-bit) processor will give it extra time over the iPhone 5. I do think the iPhone 5s will get at least iOS 12.
     
  7. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I think the real question is will the battery last that long? I had an iPhone 5 that was on its last legs battery wise in 2014 when I upgraded to the 6+.
     
  8. Aston441 macrumors 6502a

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    There is no fundamental reason the 5s cannot be updated as long as the 6. They are both 64bit processors with a gig of ram. At some point I could see Apple ending updates for devices with only a gig of ram, but the iPod Touch 6 and the iPhone 6/6+ are still in current manufacture.
     

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