Sorry, But Your iPhone 5 Is About to Become Obsolete
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. You see,
Put down your pitchforks for now, iPhone 5 loyalists. In recent years, Apple has made it very clear that it will eventually stop supporting those devices, presumably encouraging customers to buy a newer iPhone. It's happened a few times
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Again, we have no idea why Apple decided to move the 64-bit requirement up six months. Maybe it wants to sell more iPhone 7s before the rumored Tenth Anniversary Edition (a.k.a. the iPhone X) gets announced in September . Maybe there's some technical reason for the early iPhone murder-death-kill. Maybe Tim Cook is just fucking with us. Or maybe it's time you finally made the jump to a newer iPhone, before your old iPhone 5 explodes on an airplane. Probably not that, actually. iPhone 6s and 7s explode , too .