IOS and Android updates differ quite at that time support refers. It has nothing to do the absolute control of Apple hardware and software in their iPhones and iPads with the process of an Android that must conform to an infinite number of configurations that are completely beyond your control. That is why Apple keep their terminals up to four years in many cases.
But everything starts has its end, and the latest beta of iOS is already warning that the iPhone 5 is about to run out of support. Is not surprising in the case of a smartphone launched in September 2012, almost five years ago, but in this case we can blame directly to your processor. The iPhone 5 c, with less time in circulation, would suffer collateral damage.
We said to blame it directly on the processor because with the arrival of the iPhone 5s there was a key moment in the recent history of Apple. The Cupertino gave the jump to 64-bit processor Apple A7, and the previous chip, the A6 which rode the iPhone 5, automatically became the tightrope, waiting for the moment that Apple decided to stop giving support to this architecture.
Now iOS 10.3.2, one smaller version that is now in beta phase, already seems to include some changes that are far from minor. In the list of devices supported by this beta not already figure the iPhone 5 or, of course, the iPhone 5 c. Model that preceded the line came together with the 5s iPhone but rode the previous generation processor, and therefore was sentenced along with his younger brother. Which, by the way, will also happen with the be.
We are talking about a beta version and that the iPhone 5 or the 5 c does not appear in the list of supported images is not anything binding, but it is certainly an important notice for a near future. Support for 32-bit processors appears to be near its end, and both the iPhone 5, iPhone 5 c may be about to say goodbye to a support that would have remained above the four years.
They wouldn’t be the only ones, clear. Each relevanet update brings the end of the old terminal, and in this case support 10.3.2 IOS also affects iPad 4, the model that was also launched in 2012 and also 32-bit processor Apple A6X, included. So that no one he remedied it, and by the beta seems to be not so is coming the end of support for chip 32-bit on the mobile site of Apple, since the last version released officially at the moment is the 10.2.1. Go perhaps high time thinking about renewing your iPhone by another more recent.