A feature of the cell phones current and especially the iphone is that Manzana annually develops new devices Y operating systems with new functions and features whose implementation accelerates the obsolescence process of some devices.
In the presentthe cell phones produced by the company Cupertino can have a useful life of up to 6 years in the event that they are kept well cared for and their operating systems are update on a regular basis as scheduled (one large update per year).
Nevertheless, Manzana made the decision to release an additional update to a Iphone 5s that not only went on the market 10 years and that it is outside the support period of these devices, but at the moment it has been discontinued and is not in manufacture, nor in stores and is only available to users who purchased them.
Why an iPhone from 10 years ago was updated
Although it is not common for a company develop and release a software update to users, the truth is that in the case of Manzana the reason this update was made was mainly to ensure the security Y privacy of the people who still use these devices.
Although Iphone 5s They received their last operating system update in 2018 just 5 years After its official launch, the company of technology continued to develop security updates or “patches” among which is the update of iOS 12.5.7, which will also include compatibility for other types of devices such as some iPad.
This new version of the iOS 12which was the last operating system to support the Iphone 5swill act as additional privacy insurance as it will prevent cybercriminals and bad users execute cyber attacks aimed at violating the privacy of the systems of these cell phones.
According to Web page support officer Manzana, it will not detail specifically what were the problems found that motivated the release of this function. “Apple will not disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until after an investigation has been completed. research and are available fixes or corresponding versions”.
How long can an iPhone work?
According to the official page of Manzanathe current version of your operating system is compatible with several models of iphone including the one corresponding to the 8 and 8 Plus models, which were launched on the market in 2016 and as of today they have supported six version changes, so it can be expected that iOS 17 no longer compatible with these cell phones once it launches public.
Under this same logic of updates, the iPhone XXR, XS and XS Max will no longer be compatible with the operating system of iOS 18 in 2024, the iPhone 11 will stop updating in 2025 with the iOS 19 and the series of iPhone 12 will have its latest update with iOS 20 in the year 2026.
Therefore, each person can evaluate how many and which of the functions of the different updates of the operating system iOS wants to have available on the iphone what do you wish to purchase. In addition, the price is an important factor: the more modern the model, the price goes up and the more useful life it has; on the other hand, the older, its price is reduced but your system will fail in less time.
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