Wll the iPhone 5 get iOS 9?

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  1. DarkoGj macrumors newbie

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    I bought the iPhone 5 last year, and I have not regret that decision at all so far! I am running the latest iOS 8.3 version. I also really want to get the iOS 9 this september, but will i be able to? now with iPhone 5c in the game?thank you :)
     
  2. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    99% chance yes, look at how long each iphone lasted from launch ios till support was dropped, & the amount of major ios updates each newer phone is getting is growing as more power gets put into each generation. the 4s could even get it, id say a 55%/45% chance

    (& people still think apple cuts off old devices "on purpose"..:rolleyes:)
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    More than likely at least one more iOS version will come to the 5. Beyond that, it's less and less likely. That said no one really knows until Apple actually decides and announces it.
     
  4. MetalCores macrumors regular

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    My guess is it will. The iPhone 5c is still being sold witch is a iPhone 5 with a plastic back.
     
  5. kwokaaron macrumors 6502a

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    I'm near certain it will. I'm hoping the performance on iOS 9 stays the same and not go downhill like it seems to do for all iPhones that are on its last leg.
     
  6. stuffradio macrumors 65816

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    I believe a watered down version of iOS X will be on iPhone 5 too. After that, the iPhone 5 will be discontinued if they follow their pattern.
     
  7. DarkoGj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your replies!

    btw I don't think that it will slow down the device because I have a friend with an iPhone 4s and his iPhone has never been so fast and good as it is now, after updating to ios 8. And for iPhone 4s that is the third ios update. :)
     
  8. Paradoxally macrumors 68000

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    I highly doubt iOS 8 is faster than 6 or 5 were on a 4S though.
     
  9. DarkoGj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    From ios 5 or 6 no, but a lot faster than ios 7 :)
     
  10. nj-morris macrumors 68000

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    100% yes. If it doesn't, there will be riots.
     
  11. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    i'm counting on it. but i think it will be the last (major) update.
     
  12. cynics macrumors G4

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    If thats the case then he was more then likely having software issues with iOS 7 that the install of iOS 8 fixed.

    Doing a restore as new on my 4S I could never make iOS 8 as fast and fluid as iOS 7.

    Comparatively speaking I've found every iPhone to run poorly on its last release of iOS. Even going up to the next device (4S to 5 in this case) is a night and day experience.
     
  13. Apples n' Stone macrumors 65816

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    Should do, historically it should be 4S owners who should be concerned. iOS 10 is a different matter due to the same A6-powered 5C.
     
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  15. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    You can't be sure about that.

    iPhone 2G/3G: 2 new iOS versions
    3GS / 4: 3 new iOS versions

    If you're judging Apple as a company of patterns, then you could also argue that the number of iOS updates an iPhone receives has been growing historically.

    Bottom line: no one really knows.
     
  16. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    considering how well (great) the iPhone 5 runs on iOS 8, there is no reason why it wouldn't get iOS 9. Although id be waiting for youtube videos to show comparisons of 8 v 9. Just to be on the safe side.....
     
  17. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816

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    This is true, but the only thing that could happen so that the iPhone 5/5c doesn't get the update would be  make iOS 9 for 64-bit devices only. Personally I think they're one year away from that. Therefore I believe the 5/5c will receive iOS 9, but not iOS 10
     
  18. J.gerbes macrumors 6502

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    It certainly will :) Especially with the Apple Watch supporting the iPhone 5, Apple won't drop support yet.

    Also, the 5C and 5S came out on the same year, so they must support the 5C, which has the same specs as the 5.
     

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