IOS set to make older Ap­ple de­vices ob­so­lete

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - AATIF SUL­LEY­MAN

A NUM­BER of iPhone and iPad own­ers won’t be able to use the next ver­sion of Ap­ple’s mo­bile op­er­at­ing sys­tem.

The com­pany an­nounced iOS 11 at its lat­est de­vel­oper con­fer­ence, teas­ing its plans for the fu­ture of the iPhone.

How­ever, it’s now been con­firmed that sev­eral of the com­pany’s de­vices aren’t in line for the big up­date.

iOS 11 will not sup­port the iPhone 5 or the iPhone 5C or fourth-gen­er­a­tion iPad when it ar­rives later in the year. That means these de­vices will be stuck on iOS 10, the cur­rent ver­sion of the op­er­at­ing sys­tem, which will stop re­ceiv­ing im­por­tant se­cu­rity and per­for­mance up­dates from Ap­ple, leav­ing them po­ten­tially vul­ner­a­ble to bugs and glitches.

That’s a se­ri­ous prob­lem. If you own an iPhone 5, iPhone 5C or fourth­gen­er­a­tion iPad, now’s the time to con­sider ei­ther up­grad­ing to a newer model or switch­ing to another plat­form, like An­droid or Win­dows. The three de­vices were the last to have been built on a 32-bit ar­chi­tec­ture. As ex­pected, the com­pany has com­pletely switched over to 64-bit ar­chi­tec­ture.

As such, new iPhones and iPads won’t even be able to run 32-bit apps when iOS 11 ar­rives, which could prove prob­lem­atic later down the line. The soft­ware in­tro­duces a num­ber of new fea­tures, in­clud­ing a more nat­u­ral-sound­ing and ca­pa­ble Siri, and a clever new Do Not Dis­turb mode. – The In­de­pen­dent

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