Reason for the iPhone 5 being ditched: The A6 is Apple's only 32bit SoC left. With a lot of focus on 64bit for the apps, it's a no-brainer that we will have to say sayonara to the iPhone 5 this year. Reason for keeping support: Unlike the A4 and A5, which were gasping for air on their last iOS, the A6 can still run fine and dandy on iOS 10. It's still holding up quite well. Also the iPhone 5 has 1GB of RAM, unlike the 4S (512MB). Furthermore, the phone is the oldest iPhone to support the Apple Watch. So it would be odd to discontinue support for the phone for those owning an iPhone 5 and an Apple Watch. So what do you guys think? I love my iPhone 5, and although it's being used as a backup phone now + iPod, I do still hope to get a few more mileage on it.