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    I'm having an low-end Android phone and I always was since my first smartphone. I like them though I'd love to try using an iPhone as my daily phone.

    My budget is quite limited (hence why I go Android) and my phone now is quite slow and outdated. Since the newest iPhone models are far beyond my wallet, I'm thinking of getting a refurbished iPhone 5/5c instead.

    I'm planning to use it for a year or two so my only concern is whether the iPhone 5/5c will be supported through software updates and app developers, so what do you guys think? Thanks!
    03-12-2016 04:59 AM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! An iPhone 5/5c will outperform a low end Android device any day of the week IMO. Just make sure that the refurbished device you buy includes a new battery.
    You'll probably have iOS support for the 5/5c for a few more years. After all, iOS 9 is still supporting the 4s.
    03-12-2016 06:56 AM
  3. Spencerdl's Avatar
    One thing I can say about Apple iPhones is that they do last a long time compared to other companies/platforms. I still see a lot of 4/5 iPhones all the time. As stated above try and get a new battery for your iPhone 5 and it should last awhile.
    03-12-2016 09:30 AM
  4. firedept10's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore. My wife is still rocking her iPhone 5. Only thing we ever had to do was replace the battery. Otherwise she will still be using it for at least another year or so, or until I give her my iPhone 6. She loves it and that is why she has kept it since being new. Good phone.
    03-12-2016 10:21 AM
  5. WaveTouch's Avatar
    I'm the person who posted the question. Thank you for the response. But what about apps? I heard older iPhones can't download some because their chipsets are not supported.
    03-13-2016 10:21 AM

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