iPhone 5
iPhone 5

The next operating system update will only be available for the iPhone 5s
and newer devices.That means if you have an iPhone 5 or an iPhone 5C,your
expensive slab of aluminum and glass is about to become obselete.

This will be the first time that Apple has cut off updates for a device
mid-cycle.It’s unclear why Tim Cook and his cronies aren’t waiting until
iPhone day to begin the iPhone 5’s slow death,but there are some hardware
limitations involved.

The iPhone 5 and 5C have a 32-bit processor.So those phones won’t be eligeble
for the update when Apple rolls it out to all users in a few weeks, and those
phones probably won’t see an iOS update ever again.

In recent years,Apple has made it very clearly that it will eventually stop
supporting those devices,presumably encouraging customers to buy a newer iPhone.
It’s happened a few times before.We also knew that iOS11,set to be released this
fall,would only support 64-bit devices and probably wouldn’t support the iPhone 5
or 5C.