IOS 11 release makes iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c officially outdated

With the launch of iOS 11, Apple also decrees the end of the line for two models of iPhones, which unfortunately are still quite popular. The devices in question are the iPhones 5 and 5c, launched in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

The devices, identical on the inside and different only in the finish (aluminum in the iPhone 5, plastic in the 5c), are the last two Apple cell phones to be launched with 32-bit processors. IOS 11, in turn, is made exclusively for 64-bit processors.

Still, the handsets have had a long lifespan, definitely much higher than the average of the competition’s handsets. In the Android world, users had to complain to Motorola to keep a promise to update the Moto G4 Plus, released last year. Between the tops of line, it is rare a device updated for more than two years.

Also, it is worth noting that it is probably best for users of these devices that they are not upgraded. The iPhone 5s, released in 2013 and the oldest model to receive iOS 11, already shows signs of wear and tear with the new version of the operating system, presenting consistently more time to open applications. Imagine, then, what it would look like with the iPhone 5.