#iOS11 #iPhone – iOS 11 Will Only Support iPhone 5s and Above : The iOS is perhaps one of the best mobile operating system there is. It is used on any mobile device made by Apple, ranging from the iPhone to the iPad. The current iOS release is now at version 10.2.1 while the successor, iOS 10.3, is already on public beta. Every iteration of the iOS brings forth new improvements and features for all users. However, it seems that the iOS 11 update will be limited to the iPhone 5s and above.
According to 9to5Mac, the current public beta version of iOS alerts users with apps that are running in 32-bit mode. On the iPhone, the operating system alerts the 32-bit app users to update their applications. Otherwise, those apps will not be able to run on future versions of the iOS. Meanwhile, on the iPad, the system alerts users that older apps may slow down their devices.
It would seem that Apple is gearing up for a major iOS update this year. This news will inevitably leave a fair number of iOS devices behind. This is due to the fact that they will not be able to update to the latest version of the operating system.
The iPhone 5C is the last 32-bit iPhone from Apple. This means that anything below the 5C will not be able to support the upcoming iOS 11. This also means that the last update that they would probably get is the iOS 10.3. From here on, only iPhone 5s and above users will be able to take advantage of the firmware update.
iOS 11 release date
At the moment, there are no news yet as to when the iOS 11 will be released. However, there is a strong chance that Apple will introduce the iOS 11 during the upcoming Worldwide Developers Convention. The event, which highlights upcoming Apple products and technologies, is normally held in the middle of June. For this year, Apple is yet to announce the venue and event dates for the said event.
After the initial introduction, it would take at least a few more months before Apple seeds the developer and public betas. From there, it would take a few more weeks before the first stable version of iOS 11 is available for public use. All in all, users could be looking at either a September or October release. This will, perhaps, coincide with the release of Apple’s tenth anniversary iPhone, the iPhone X.
Source : TheBitbag.