Yesterday, we knew that Apple was launching a new batch of betas, presented the first beta of iOS 10.3.2 as we told you in this article . Well, this version of the operating system seems to bring a surprise that few will like. This is the non-existent support it gives to devices with 32-bit processors, i.e. the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPad 4 in terms of software. What does this mean? In this post we tell you.
The iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPad 4 will not be receiving the next iOS 10 update. This means that iOS 10.3 is the last version these devices will see . Apple has not waited for iOS 11 to banish them completely, but will do so with this minor update, which will no longer give these devices a chance to qualify and they will end up without any software support.
This software “death” is due to the fact that this version does not support 32-bit processors (which is what iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPad 4 have). We expected this in iOS 11 and not in a minor version. In addition to devices, 32-bit applications will follow the same path, as they will not be supported in this new iOS 10 update either.
Although we were already aware that Cupertino’s would end up getting rid of devices with 32-bit processors. We believed this because already in iOS 10.3 beta it warned us of the applications that should be updated to make them compatible with 64-bit devices. This announcement was made with a message warning us of the possibility that this application might make our device slower.
Apple does not wait and has charged these devices with a minor update and almost secretly, because from Apple there is nothing official.
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