We know how much you love your iPhones, and admittedly a personal favorite of many is the iPhone 5. Now with the impending release of the new iOS 10.3.2 update, we could be saying goodbye to not only one of the most beloved phones in the franchise but all iPhone models before the iPhone 5s soon.
According to Cult of Mac, the new iOS software update will only support phones with a 64-bit processor – meaning the iPhone 5s and succeeding models. iPhones before that such as the iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, and iPhone 4 which all run on 32-bit processors will not receive a compatible iOS 10.3.2 update. However, there have been additional reports that it might still support older phones for a little more time.
Is It Just My iPhone 5?
If Apple is really cutting support for phones built on the 32-bit architecture, this would also mean that we should be saying goodbye to software updates for our iPad minis and the fifth generations of our iPod Touch.
Wait! They Might Not Actually Cut Support!
So don’t throw out your phones, they will not be cutting support for your device just yet. However, if you still want to maintain an iPhone and you’re still on the iPhone 5c, this might be a good time to start saving up for a newer model. It doesn’t appear that Apple will be supporting software updates for your phone forever.
What Does The New iOS 10.3.2 Entail?
Sources indicate that the new software update is just a minor one with improvements ont the SiriKit car commands and a couple of fixes for third-party VPN applications
It Might Just Be a Sales Strategy
Cutting support for older devices makes a lot of sense especially if they want to boost sales for their newer devices. The iPhones before the iPhone 5s have been around for more than four years and even flagship Google phones, Pixel and Pixel XL, are only promised software updates for two years.