Apple will release a new version of its mobile operating system, iOS 11, this fall. It will become fully 64-bit for the first time, which automatically leaves out any devices based on 32-bit processors. The most notable of these are the legendary “A’s” – the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C, as well as the iPad 4 tablets.
And it’s not that sad, but rather makes you think about the frailty of existence. All of the above devices are based on the Apple A6 processor, which is the last 32-bit processor in its series. All of them were (and still are) extremely popular with users, but now you can smoothly prepare for their upgrade. No one is saying that they will turn into pumpkins in the fall, but we have very strong doubts that developers will maintain two versions of their applications for a long time – as we remember, under iOS 11 will have to rewrite the application code for the 64-bit architecture.
With all that said, running out and buying new iPhones right now would be completely unnecessary. First of all, iOS 10.3.2 will definitely live on for another “happily ever after” year. Well, secondly, fall and January are always a good time to buy new iPhone and iPad models. First, people in a hurry sell their iPhones after buying a new model, and in January they throw away unsuccessful New Year’s gifts (or their consequences) en masse on “avito”.