The iOS update 10.3.1 was indeed quite surprising with all its features, but it seems that its successor is also raising the standards. It will bring some new and interesting features to users all around the world, which can only be good news. However, up until now we haven’t seen any device that would ignore the 32-bit support, and this is the case with the update. Briefly, it only supports the 64-bit iOS devices, even though the company has already released 2 beta versions.
What Devices Are Affected?
Forbes reports that the devices that are going to suffer after this decision are iPhone 5 and 5C, since both of them rely on a 32-bit infrastructure. Naturally, this is going to be a huge disappointment for people who are using these devices, since they will not be able to enjoy the update 10.3.2.
Good for Users and the Company
The iOS update 10.3.2 is different than the previous 10.0.3 one because it follows releases over all the devices that are compatible with the iOS 10: iPad Mini 2, iPod touch (sixth generation) etc. The 10.0.3 has been released in a limited manner, for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus compatible phones only. This decision is mutually beneficial both for users and for the company, due to the resource sharing feature.
MacRumors reported that on April 10 this year, Apple released the 2nd beta version for the 10.3.2 iOS version. The previous update, iOS 10.3, brought interesting features, such as Apple File System and the Find My AirPods, which was highly appreciated. The next one, 10.3.1, was intended more for security improvements.
Now it seems that Apple is offering a downgrade from 10.3.2. to 10.3.1, but not older than this. You cannot, however, downgrade to 10.3 or 10.2.1.