I've thrown up threads like this around nowish for iOS 8 and iOS 9 and it seems like it brings out fun discussions and debates, so, what the hell, I'm doing it again for "iOS 10" "iOS X" or whatever the hell Apple is going to end up calling the next major release of iOS past 9.x.x. So the name of the game is the same: which devices do you think, BASED SOLELY ON FACTS AND NOT AT ALL ON PRIDE FOR THE DEVICE YOU OWN, won't make the cut for the next release of iOS? Some facts: - iOS 9 didn't change minimum system requirements at all from iOS 8. - iOS 9 made performance optimizations on newer devices, however older devices proceeded to get slower. - There is at least one class action lawsuit pending for iPhone 4s owners complaining about sluggish performance. - The A5 processors in the first generation iPad mini and the iPad 2 are the same; the former differs by having newer wireless hardware and better cameras. - The A5 processors in the iPhone 4s and the fifth generation iPod touch are the same, however they are 200MHz slower than those of the first generation iPad mini and the iPad 2. - The A5X in the third generation iPad has 1GB of RAM double the graphics performance of the A5 in the four aformentioned A5 devices. As has been indicated by several sources, this only serves to compensate for the additional power needed to run the retina display and that, otherwise, performance is on par with the iPad 2 if not a hair slower. - The A7 in the iPhone 5s and the iPad mini 2 and 3 is the same. The A7 in the original iPad Air is a little faster. I'm going to assume that A8 and A8X devices (iPad mini 4, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Sixth Generation iPod touch, iPad Air 2), the iPad Air 2, and all A9 and A9X devices (iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro) are safe. I am going to similarly assume that no one here disagrees. Personally, and this is more of a gut feeling, but I get the sense that Apple is going to try to go 64-bit only for iOS on the next go-around. Call it a hunch or a sneaking suspicion, but given that they have otherwise forked development for it and been slowly encouraging app submissions to be 64-bit native, I think they want to press forward in that regard and, in typical Apple fashion, eschew the old technology (in this case 32-bit iOS). What say you all?