If You Have These Old iPhone Models, You Won't Be Able To Update To iOS 11

Apple is cutting ties with some of its older smartphones.

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Apart from the iMac Pro, Apple also announced its latest software update to the masses at this year's WWDC keynote

Apple CEO Tim Cook at the WWDC 2017 keynote.

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iOS 11 will bring new experiences and hundreds of new features to the iPhone and iPad this September.

Some of the features include an updated Apple Maps that supports 3D mapping, a smarter Siri, and the ability to use Apple Pay via iMessage

Siri will get the ability to translate speech in iOS 11.

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Additionally, iOS 11 has a very useful safety called Do Not Disturb While Driving. This feature helps drivers stay focused on the road by automatically silencing notifications. You can also send auto-replies to your contacts in your Favourites so that they know you are driving.

The iPad also gets some pretty nifty upgrades

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iOS 11 emphasises on productivity with the iPad. Some of the features that will be coming to the iPad with the iOS 11 update include support for a bigger app dock, a new slide over feature, drag-and-drop, and a new App Switcher.

Sadly, iOS 11 will not be made available for everyone. If you're still rocking an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5C, Apple has confirmed some bad news for you...

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iOS 11 will not work on the iPhone 5 (released in 2012) or the iPhone 5C (2013), as well as fourth-generation iPads (2012). You will still be able to use the devices with iOS 10 but you will no longer receive software or security updates.

The reason for the move has to do with the processors in the devices.

iOS 11 will only work on newer iPhones that have a 64-bit processor which allows the system to use larger amounts of memory. Older iPhones have a 32-bit processor.

On top of that, apps that only run in 32-bit will not show up in search results in the new version of the App Store, or be available from the Purchased tab if they have been downloaded previously

Moving forward, only apps made for a 64-bit processor will make it into the App Store.

Affected apps will be listed under Settings > General > About > Applications > App Compatibility.

Apple regularly drops support for its older devices in this way, encouraging customers to download its latest software and buy newer products

iPhone 4S.

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At last year's WWDC, the company discontinued the iPhone 4s, iPad 2 and 3, the original iPad Mini, and the fifth-generation iPod Touch.

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