Apple could be about to kill off the iPhone 5


Apple could be about to end support for the iPhone 5 and some other older devices.

The news comes after Apple’s developer downloads webpage listed all the devices that are set to receive the upcoming iOS 10.3.2 update, which is currently being beta tested, Apple Insider reports.

Notably, missing from the list of devices are iPhone 5, iPhone 5C and 4th generation iPad.

Experts have now warned that this looks like Apple will end support for the aforementioned devices later this year.

This would mean that anyone who continues to use them would potentially be vulnerable to bugs and security glitches.

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All of the devices were launched between 2012 and 2013 have since been discontinued. However, the iPhone 5 is still a popular handset among users.

Significantly, all the devices use Apple’s 32 bit A6 chipset, with the company having already made the jump to 64 bit with the introduction of its A7 chip which first appeared in the iPhone 5S that was released in September 2013.

Apple is yet to officially announce the end of the iPhone 5, 5C and 4th generation iPad and all the devices received the iOS 10.3 update released earlier this week.

However, this latest news is the biggest indication yet that the end is nigh for Apple’s older 32 bit devices.


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