Apple’s iOS 11 update ends support for iPhone 5 and 5C
iOS 11 brings powerful new features to iPhone and iPad this fall
Software or security updates will no longer receive in older devices. The iPhone 5S and newer devices will receive the upgrade.
Apps that only run in 32-bit will not show up in search results in the new version of the App Store.
‘Warning for years’
A 64-bit processor can handle vastly more data at once – four billion times as much – as a 32-bit processor. which can help make it faster in use. iOS 11 will make older iPhones and iPads obsolete
“Apple has been warning of this migration to its 64-bit hardware for a number of years. But this news will still undoubtedly blindside a number of its customers, ” Ernest Doku, a telecoms expert at uSwitch.com told the BBC.
“Most apps from the last four years or so should be compatible. Unless they haven’t been updated since 2015.” iOS 11 update won’t be compatible with the iPhone 5.
When Apple released iOS 10.1 in October 2016, users trying to open a 32-bit app on an updated device. Would receive a warning message telling them that it may slow down their iPhone.
The update to iOS 10.3 included a tool to detect apps that cannot run in 64-bit mode. iPhone 5c & iPhone 5 WILL NOT Get iOS 11 Update.
Affected apps will be listed under Settings > General > About > Applications > App Compatibility.
All new apps and updates to existing apps have had to support 64-bit since June 2015. So any that have been updated in the past 2 years should be unaffected. Will your iPhone or iPad get iOS 11?
But some popular games and educational apps have not been updated since the 64-bit requirement was introduced.
From June 2018, all new apps submitted to the Mac app store will need to support 64-bit, and from June 2018 updates to existing apps must also be 64-bit compatible.