We know that Apple has plans to eventually move its users and apps into 64-bit territory, with reports claiming that iOS 11 will kill off support for 32-bit apps completely. However that might actually be happening a bit earlier than expected, or at least that’s according to a post on Forbes which claims that Apple could obsolete the iPhone 5 with iOS 10.3.2.
As it stands, iOS 10.3.2 is currently in beta but according to the report, the update is only for 64-bit devices which the iPhone 5 is not, thus leading to speculation that maybe Apple could end up obsoleting the iPhone 5 as a result of the update. Now for iPhone 5 owners before you guys get too worked out, there seems to be a general consensus that will not be happening.
According to the folks at Gizmodo, they have been informed by their tipster that the iOS 10.3.2 update was successfully installed on the iPhone 5. They then reported that a separate source has confirmed to them that the iOS 10.3.2 update will continue to support devices like the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c, so for now it seems that iPhone 5/5c owners have nothing to worry about.
No word on when iOS 10.3.2 will be released so we guess we’ll have to wait and see if this update will truly end up obsoleting the iPhone 5 or if it will be business as usual, but like we said for now it seems that maybe iPhone 5 owners needn’t get too worried yet.