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Apple to cease support for these devices

Published Mar 30, 2017, 11:36 am IST
Updated Mar 30, 2017, 11:37 am IST
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Apple is apparently going to be ending its support for previous versions of its phones.

A new report citing Eagle-eyed analysts suggests that Apple is tipped to drop support for iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and the fourth-generation iPad later this year. The analysts recently made the discovery when they were going through the code of the recently-launched iOS 10.3 beta update for developers. The report even goes on to suggest that users with older versions face a message saying that the app will not work in their devices in the future.

IT specialist Zeph McLearan tweeted a picture of Apple’s code that shows how it does not make any mention of older 32-bit devices in the latest iOS update. The update essentially includes support for iPhones with 64-bit processors.

This isn’t the first time Apple has killed support for older devices. Previously, Apple killed support for the iPhone 4S, first iPad mini and the fifth-generation iPod touch when it introduced iOS 10 earlier this year.

This falls in place with Apple’s effort to encourage users to shift to 64-bit devices.

Apple is expected to announce iOS 11 at its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5 later this year.

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