Despite what some people think, Apple wants to extend the useful life of its older equipment so that users who want to can continue using it. We already saw this clearly with the release a few weeks ago of updates with bug fixes for iOS 10 and iOS 9. EThese updates focused on fixing issues with GPS that could cause it to not display an accurate location.
Update your iPhone 5 to iOS 10.3..4 if you want it to continue working
But in the case of the iPhone 5, the problem is even more serious, since Apple is warning users of this iPhone with pop-up messages on the screen to update before November 3ea iOS 10.3.4 or you can find an iPhone that does not work directly. In addition to this pop-up message from the company, they have also shared a support document that we leave you here .
The message says the following:
Update to iOS 10.3.4 before November 3, 2019 to continue using the App Store, iCloud, email, web, and other services. If you don’t update iPhone 5 before November 3, you’ll need to restore using a Mac or PC to update because OTA software updates and iCloud backups won’t work.
As of November 3, any iPhone that is not on iOS 10.3.4 will not be able to connect to the internet, so You will not be able to use email, iCloud or practically anything, leaving us with a very non-functional team.
If this date passes and you do not update, you will have to use a computer to be able to update, but restoring because the iCloud backups will not work correctly nor will we be able to perform a software update via OTA because it will not be able to connect to Apple servers.
For all other devices such as iPhone 4s, iPad 2, or iPad with retina display and fourth generation at midnight (UTC time) on November 3 if they have not updated will have severe problems geo locating and, therefore, we should not use any Maps service, since it will not be reliable. But at least Apple recognizes this bug and although it may not release any type of correction to force us to buy a new computer, it has released this update with the patch so that it continues to work. In addition, it may be advisable to perform a restore when installing this new version. Although, in this case there may be failures when restoring the iPhone.
Leave us in the comment box what you think of this decision by Apple to launch this patch and warn that the iPhone 5 could stop working.