General Will iOS 10 continue to be supported?

mpainesyd

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Original poster
Nov 29, 2008
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Looking at https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/ios-11-developer-beta-app-compatibility.2048556/ there are many apps beside 32-bit ones that won't run under ios11.
I rely on several older apps and some developers have already told me they don't intend to update them to be compatible with ios11.
So I am wondering if I will be able to keep running ios10 on my iPhone and iPad and not be forced to update to ios11 in order to obtain security updates. After all, there must be many older models of iPhone in use that won't run ios11.
This is the first time I am reluctant to embrace a major iOS update but with OSX/macOS on Macs I have sometimes delayed and Apple has continued to support the old OS with security updates.
 

Paddle1

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May 1, 2013
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Looking at https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/ios-11-developer-beta-app-compatibility.2048556/ there are many apps beside 32-bit ones that won't run under ios11.
I rely on several older apps and some developers have already told me they don't intend to update them to be compatible with ios11.
So I am wondering if I will be able to keep running ios10 on my iPhone and iPad and not be forced to update to ios11 in order to obtain security updates. After all, there must be many older models of iPhone in use that won't run ios11.
This is the first time I am reluctant to embrace a major iOS update but with OSX/macOS on Macs I have sometimes delayed and Apple has continued to support the old OS with security updates.
They do that with Macs, not iOS. They might issue an update if there's some critical bug or vulnberability but generally they don't. Last time they did this was for iPhone 3GS with iOS 6 in 2014.
 

honam1021

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Nov 4, 2012
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Unrelated to what OP says but when Apple stops signing 10.3.3 could it be grounds for another class action? I mean people have tried to sue Apple in the past for crippling iOS 6 FaceTime and slowing down 4Ses with iOS 9, or have a look at the PS3 OtherOS case.
 

Fuzzball84

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Apr 19, 2015
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No, apple have decided that long term support is not for them. You should be rich enough to rebuy all of your apps and software every year to run on the latest and greatest version of the worlds most amazing and advanced operating system.
 
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