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Don't worry, iPhone 5 users: Apple plans to continue issuing updates to your device

Not dead yet: the iPhone 5 (and the 5C) will still receive OS updates.
Not dead yet: the iPhone 5 (and the 5C) will still receive OS updates.
A new report claimed that Apple was dropping support for the iPhone 5 and 5C with the latest iOS 10.3.2 beta update. It is now apparent that the two devices will be covered via a second version of the update.

A Forbes article published earlier today stated that the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C would not be receiving the new iOS 10.3.2 beta update. Apple was expected to drop support for its 32-bit phones starting with iOS 11; today's news appeared to sound the death knell for both devices ahead of schedule .

Fortunately for the millions of people still using the two handsets, Mac Observer quickly explained that both iPhones, in fact, will continue to receive updates, at least for the time being. It is true that the first version of iOS 10.3.2 does not include support for either the iPhone 5 or 5C—only the iPhone 5s makes the cut. But the beta's subsequent version brings the update to both phones.

The website makes the point that Apple "hasn't ever cut device support with a minor point update." It further says that this won't change with iOS 10.3.2. Finally, Mac Observer mentions that the Apple developer site has a restore image related to the new beta that is meant specifically for the iPhone 5 and 5C, proving that an update for them is on the way.

iOS 10.3.2 isn't a major update by any means, so iPhone 5 and 5C would likely not have missed out on much. According to the release notes, the beta update fixes problems with third-party VPNs and SiriKit car commands, while also acknowledging or introducing a handful of new issues.

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John Garcia, 2017-04-12 (Update: 2017-04-13)
John Garcia
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Notebooks, tablets, smartphones, handheld consoles—if it's a computer you can carry with you, then it's in my wheelhouse. I started my journey in tech journalism as a writer for a mobile games website. But the allure of covering hardware soon won me over, so now I'm here at Notebookcheck, sharing my passion with similarly passionate individuals.