iOS 11 will make older generation iPhones and iPads obsolete

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  • Marc Palumbo

    HA! And everyone mocked Microsoft when some of their older devices wouldn’t support new software. An inevitable fate.

  • Grumpel

    That’ll still be 4 years of software support for the 5c once we hit September.. pretty darn good. My Pixel XL only has 2 years of guaranteed updates.. Id be much happier with 3 or 4.

    • AMB_07

      Your Pixel has 2 years of support for features but you have 3 for security patches.
      Also yeah 4 years of support rocks, that’s why I opted for an iPhone last year.

    • John Lofwire

      its wont be updated to ios 11 so its 3 years not 4.

    • Brad Fortin

      September 2013 to summer 2017 (when they plan to release 10.3.3, which is compatible with the 5C) is ~4 years not 3.

    • John Lofwire

      10.3.3 is not ios 11 dummy.

      Sadly with an ios device if you dont have a very recent OS you start loosing app support fast.

      Here a good example when they go to ios 11 they will stop supporting 32 bit app.
      So slowly older iphone wont be able to use even the most basic app as apple clearly stated they will force them to make them 64 bit.

      My 6/7 years old android phone can run 99% of all app on the play store. Can an iphone 4 that came out at same time as my old android run 99% of app on apple app store? nope not even half.

      Talk about real support.
      Thanks to that amazing app support i can use brand new security software so i still get protected against mostly all known threats.

      When you will understand how limited iOS is and how developer need to manually optimise app for each resolutions you will understand why android app are easier to code because you do not need to manually optimise it for each resolution or screen size they mostly do it on there own thanks to very good API for developer.

      Apple also have very good API for developer but the OS itself have some limitations.

      September to summer 2017 is 3 years and half not 4 years 😉

    • Brad Fortin

      10.3.3 is not ios 11 dummy.

      Not being iOS 11 doesn’t shorten time. September 2013 to summer 2017 is still ~4 years regardless of the OS version. Are you seriously this dense?

      Sadly with an ios device if you dont have a very recent OS you start loosing app support fast. Here a good example when they go to ios 11 they will stop supporting 32 bit app. So slowly older iphone wont be able to use even the most basic app as apple clearly stated they will force them to make them 64 bit.

      I believe you’re misunderstanding what’s going on with iOS 11. Yes iOS 11 will only support 64-bit apps, but older versions, like iOS 10.3.3 on the iPhone 5C, will still be able to run 32-bit apps, and there’s no current requirement for apps to move to 64-bit-only code. Apps can continue to support 32-bit if they so choose.

      My 6/7 years old android phone can run 99% of all app on the play store. Can an iphone 4 that came out at same time as my old android run 99% of app on apple app store? nope not even half.

      Many apps have multiple APKs, with stripped-down or older versions targeting older devices. Google is famous for doing this, but Apple’s App Store offers something similar by offering older versions of the app.

      Thanks to that amazing app support i can use brand new security software so i still get protected against mostly all known threats.

      Fixing a vulnerability like Stagefright requires an OS-level update, and cannot be patched with an app or Play Services update. Major vulnerabilities like that will forever affect devices stuck on older Android versions.

      September to summer 2017 is 3 years and half not 4 years 😉

      Did you never take math class? That’s 3.75 years, which rounds to 4 years, not 3.

    • PeterC

      That is only if they buy on day 1. Apple continues to sell their devices after the initial year. So if someone bought an iDevice 23 months after it was released, they would only get 1 or 2 years of OS updates.

  • Eluder

    The older devices aren’t supported on newer iOS versions anyway. With each update, previous gen iOS devices slow down more and more to the point where they are unusable anymore.
    Happened with me on an old iPhone, ended up becoming just an alarm clock before I decided to sell it.

  • What should be obsolete are auto-play ads!

    • Brad Fortin

      Coincidentally, iOS 11 (and macOS High Sierra) will stop those.

  • MoYeung

    The new operating system will be compatible with the following iPhones:

    iPhone7
    iPhone 7 Plus
    iPhone 6s
    iPhone 6s Plus
    iPhone 6
    iPhone 6 Plus
    iPhone SE
    iPhone 5s
    And these iPad devices:

    12.9-inch iPad Pro
    2nd generation
    12.9-inch iPad Pro
    1st generation
    10.5-inch iPad Pro
    9.7-inch iPad Pro
    iPad Air 2
    iPad Air
    iPad
    5th generation
    iPad mini 4
    iPad mini 3
    iPad mini 2