Tell me about the iPhone 5s's future proofing?

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  1. Math889 macrumors 65816

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    I wont be surprised if IOS 12 supports IPhone 5S
     
  2. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816

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    Agree, all 64 bit devices will get iOS 11 (so 5s and newer, iPad Air and newer, iPad Mini 2 and newer and 6th gen iPod Touch). What happens after iOS 11 will be interesting... I can see Apple supporting A7 based devices for longer than the 5 year precedent that was set with the iPhone 4s (and technically a bit longer with the iPad 2) but I can also see them dumping older devices with 1 GB of RAM.
     
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    I'm interested in iOS 12 as well. I can see it going either way for the A7. Gets trickier with the A8 and the iPod touch as well.
     
  4. Math889 macrumors 65816

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    I can see Apple supporting IPhone 5S next year. Apple usually give one more year of OS support for S Iphones models. It started with the 3GS, 4S and maybe the 5S will continue that pattern too. However , the IPhone 4S didn't end up well on IOS 9...

    I think that IPhone 5S will hold up well IOS 11. But , if the IPhone 5s get iOS 12 in 2018, it will problably be like an iPhone 4S on iOS 9. The A7 processor has 1GB of Ram, 1.3ghz , 64 bit . It is enough for this year , but will it be enough to run well IOS 12? That's the question.

    Apple dropped IPad 2 ,IPhone 4S from the line up before iOS 8 was released. And these devices got iOS 8 and 9.
    IPad mini 2 (A7) was removed from the iPad line up this year . So, based on history, A7 devices will get 11,12.


    The 6S will be able to run iOS 15 wow!!
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    I dont foresee the iPhone 6s getting 7 years of iOS. In 5 years from now, OS requirements will probably be 4GB RAM at minimum.
     
  6. Math889 macrumors 65816

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    If Apple supports iPhone 5S next year ,I don't doubt it that the 6S will get iOS 15.
     
  7. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Well that would still only be 6 years for iPhone 5s, 7 is a pretty big leap. That means the device would not be available for sale for 5 years but still be supported. I can only imagine as time goes on, more and more resources will be needed.
     
  8. regkilla macrumors 6502

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    I still use an iPhone 5s to this day. Great phone.
     
  9. Math889 macrumors 65816

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    Apple supported A5 devices for 5 years . Will problably Support the A7 for 6 years . iPhone 5s is still a great iPhone.
     
  10. Math889 macrumors 65816

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    The A8 will be supported only one more year when A7 gets dropped.
     

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