No option for night shift mode

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Doorster428, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. Doorster428 macrumors newbie

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    I just updated my iPhone 5 & I went to display & brightness but there is no option for night shift mode. Anyone else have this problem?
     
  2. ashindnile macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately, Night Shift is a feature for 64bit only devices. It doesn't support iPhone 5 and below. :(
     
  3. Doorster428 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh.
     
  4. clunkmess macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. 64 bit required to change the hue? What a scam
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    More and more of the newer features are implemented using newer frameworks and libraries which are 64-bit only as technology has been moving in that area for some time now.
     
  6. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    ya but that's a business decision not a tech one. the app that was pulled (FlexBright) implemented f.lux perfectly on 32-bit devices.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sure, just as it is a business decision for an app to work with only iOS 8 or 9 and up, or to be compatible with OS X Yosemite or above, or anything else like that which has been around for many years in the computing world.
     
  8. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    like how its a "business decision" to have killed windows 98 & that we still arent using it on today's hardware like skylake?
     
  9. Act3 macrumors 6502a

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    one of my lcd monitors is over 8 years old and it has color temperature settings in the monitor setup menu. not sure that technology has anything to do with why the 32 bit devices don't support night shift
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The code and the underlying libraries and frameworks that are used to develop a feature.
     
  11. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 68030

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    Really common and for good reason. It doesn't make smart business sense to keep putting in lots of work to make very old devices work with new features. Also means addition devices you now need to provide support for when they run into issues with it.

    Additionally, it means additional system resource requirements which the older devices are going to have a harder time keeping up with. That means an even slower experience for those on already old devices that see slowdowns as is.
     
  12. Finnaqua macrumors newbie

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    One of the devices I have is an iPad Mini. In this 9.3 version the night shift mode is not available
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's only for 64-bit devices.
     
  14. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    sure. but that has nothing to do with this business decision because f.lux can run perfectly on 32-bit devices.
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's a decision to basically use the latest and possibly more efficient or better in some other ways 64-bit frameworks and libraries to create a new feature rather than doing it using older frameworks and libraries that Apple is moving away from. Whether it's more of a business, product, engineering decision that can be debated, but is more or less moot.
     

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