1. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    How long will the iPhone 5S last with its A7 64 Bit Processor?
    03-30-2014 02:28 PM
  2. panjwani's Avatar
    Till u get tired of it coz the 5s wont 😉


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    03-30-2014 02:32 PM
  3. antiprotest's Avatar
    It will last all night long.
    03-30-2014 04:18 PM
  4. rayz336's Avatar
    At least 2 years of support
    03-30-2014 04:58 PM
  5. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    I think less than two years because my iphone is starting to heat up


    Sent from my gold 5s using Tapatalk
    03-30-2014 07:36 PM
  6. ajl's Avatar
    Long enough.
    03-30-2014 08:32 PM
  7. Tpence2177's Avatar
    I think it will last longer than apple is willing to support due to them wanting people to buy new phones.


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    03-30-2014 08:35 PM
  8. sherlock's Avatar
    I think it will last longer than apple is willing to support due to them wanting people to buy new phones.


    Sent from my iPhone 5s using Tapatalk
    Planned obsolescence...
    03-30-2014 08:38 PM
  9. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    At least three years if not more. Their still supporting the 4 which came out in June 2010.
    03-30-2014 09:47 PM
  10. tigerinexile's Avatar
    The original iPhone, which came out in ~2007, finally lost all support from Apple outside California in the summer of 2013, I think? So possibly service until 2019?

    For iOS updates, I think people expect support to last through at least three major updates? So iOS 10, in 2016?

    And as for AppleCare+, that's two years, which is the upgrade cycle that Apple wants us to be on.

    Realistically, if you like being up to date on tech stuff, the iPhone will last longer than you will want to hang on to it.
    Last edited by tigerinexile; 03-30-2014 at 11:48 PM.
    03-30-2014 10:01 PM
  11. pr1nce's Avatar
    It will likely receive updates for at least 3 years.
    03-30-2014 11:28 PM
  12. taz323's Avatar
    At least three years
    03-31-2014 12:16 AM
  13. Speedygi's Avatar
    I don't think the 64 bit configuration really affects the life of the processor very much...
    03-31-2014 12:45 AM
  14. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    iPhone 5s's are so last week ... all of the cool kids are getting 128 bit processors.
    03-31-2014 09:22 AM
  15. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    iPhone 5s's are so last week ... all of the cool kids are getting 128 bit processors.
    I'm sorry, but I prefer 256 Bit processors.
    03-31-2014 04:32 PM
  16. Premium1's Avatar
    I think it will be fine for 2 years or so if not longer. The A7 isn't even really pushed to its limits yet except for a few games which has more to do with ram than anything. It will easily be able to last as long as a contract. I feel like it could be a case of like the 3gs where it kept getting updates and chugging along even after it was no longer being sold. There is nothing really in the OS that challenges that processor and don't see them adding anything within the next version or two to change that.
    03-31-2014 07:52 PM
  17. acerace113's Avatar
    The phone would run out of ram before the A7 would reached max performance.


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    04-01-2014 07:46 AM
  18. iEd's Avatar
    Support wise I think the 5S may be in the 4-5 year range maybe 6. It's the first of a new line of 64 bit iPhones. So I think the 5S may have the longest legs of any previous iPhone.
    04-01-2014 08:45 AM
  19. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I agree with the support being about 5 years or so. Original iPhone lost support barely last year.

    As far as iOS updates, I'd say iOS10 would be the last OS it sees.
    04-01-2014 12:32 PM
  20. machzk's Avatar
    Support wise I think the 5S may be in the 4-5 year range maybe 6. It's the first of a new line of 64 bit iPhones. So I think the 5S may have the longest legs of any previous iPhone.
    I seriously doubt that. There will be advances in the next couple of years, and if advances in previous technology are indications, the iPhone 5s would last (at least for Apple) exactly what other models lasted. The iPhone 3Gs (2009) got its last update in 2012, the iPhone 4 (2010) will not be getting another update. Next year the iPhone 4s will get its last update. The following year, the 5, and subsequently the 5s. 64 bit or not, I dont see that playing any role in the update cycle at least.

    Changes that may come and as such affect the 5s, bigger screens, more RAM etc. Eventually the iPhone 5s would be incompatible with Apples product line, just as the 3Gs (very different screen resolution and connector) is, and the 4 and 4s are quickly becoming.

    That is software update wise. Apple supporting it, I think it will be also just as any other model, which is longer than it gets OS updates. Anyone on this site probably wont have the phone that long anyhow.
    IMHO.
    04-01-2014 01:00 PM
  21. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    Until we have x128 architecture!
    04-01-2014 01:03 PM
  22. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    It'll last forever...FORRR-EVVV-VORRRRR.

    04-01-2014 07:06 PM
  23. Joe Rowgan's Avatar
    Mine has held up for 8 months going on 9 so far.. We will see how long she lasts
    12-16-2014 09:00 PM
  24. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    My 5 is still going and going and...


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    12-16-2014 09:09 PM
  25. animesh2016's Avatar
    Mr. 'Sent from my gold 5s'
    It is almost 2017, and it still works as good as new.
    09-28-2016 11:28 AM
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