Bad news if you have an older iPhone or iPad – iOS 11 could make your device obsolete


On Monday Apple unveiled iOS 11, the next version of its operating system for the iPhone and iPad.

However, the new announcement of iOS 11 has spelt the end for some of Apple’s most popular devices, with the company confirming that some older models of iPhone and iPad will not be receiving the new update.

Apple have said that iOS 11 will only support 64 bit devices, meaning that older models will not be able to upgrade, rendering them obsolete.

The likes of the hugely popular iPhone 5, the iPhone 5C and the fourth generation iPad will not receive the update and will instead be left running the current version, iOS 10, which will potentially leave them vulnerable to bugs and security glitches.

iOS 11 is expected to be released in September but if you have an iPhone 5, iPhone 5C or fourth generation iPad then now could be the time to start considering an upgrade.

In its announcement on Monday, Apple revealed iOS 11 will include a host of new features, most notably a Do Not Disturb mode that stops you being distracted by your iPhone when you’re behind the wheel.

You’ll also be easily to send payments to other iPhone users and Apple’s digital assistant Siri has been further improved upon too, the Cupertino firm said.

Apple said iOS 11 will be compatible with the following models of iPhone and iPad:

iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6S
iPhone 6S Plus
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone SE
iPhone 5S

2.9‑inch iPad Pro
Second-generation iPad
12.9‑inch iPad Pro (first generation)
10.5‑inch iPad Pro
9.7‑inch iPad Pro
iPad Air 2
iPad Air
Fifth generation iPad
iPad mini 4
iPad mini 3
iPad mini 2


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