Will The iPhone 5 Get IOS Updates Until 2016?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by beeinformed, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. beeinformed macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know if the iPhone 5 will receive IOS updates until 2016 (as I am thinking of holding off buying a iPhone until 2017)? Thanks!
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    No one knows, people can just speculate and guess. It seems quite likely that it will still be supported by the next iOS update, but it's hard to say for sure.

    A good amount of discussion about it all is available in a few threads:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/which-devices-wont-make-the-cut-for-ios-10.1955881/

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/which-devices-will-get-ios-10.1949265/
     
  3. Channan macrumors 68030

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    Apple could drop support being that it doesn't have a 64-bit processor, but the iPhone 4s, with half as much RAM, is on the latest update, so chances are the iPhone 5 will at least get the next update.
     
  4. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Odds are 50/50 for A6 devices (in my opinion). Who knows what Apple wants to do with iOS 10 support. It could go either way.

    The odds for A5 devices, on the other hand, are basically at 0%.
     
  5. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    A6 devices have had 3 major OS upgrades by now, the same as the iPhone 4 and 3GS had. Only the 4S had managed 4 major OS upgrades. We shall see, but I think it'd be a good idea for Apple to just go 64 bit only in iOS 10
     
  6. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iPhone 5 and refuse to update to iOS 9 let alone ios 10!!!:eek:
     
  7. Channan macrumors 68030

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    The iPad 2 has been through 5 major updates.
     
  8. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Thought they're getting unstable and batteries are degrading in many, even 4(S)'s are still eligible for updates, so looks good for 5's.
     

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