kevvv, 06 Jun 2023Custom ROM-ed device (especially the one that already obsolete) will has a better security con... moreThanks for telling me. I don't know much about custom roms and I assumed they only add the features of new android versions without updating the security patch
Digdigfig, 06 Jun 2023You are right, but how many people actually do that? What about security?Custom ROM-ed device (especially the one that already obsolete) will has a better security considering the device will run with a newer/higher security patch level.
The problem is not the soc of the iPhone X, but the RAM. Let me explain.
iPhone X is from the same generation as 8 and 8 Plus. The base 8 has only 2GB RAM.
It's not logical to stop supporting iPhone 8 but continue 8 Plus and X, because they're from same generation. 2GB RAM is simply not enough even for iOS in 2023.
The times of 7 years support like 6s are long gone - from now on every iPhone will get max 5 years support. Next for dropping next year are XR and XS.
My only guess is that the A11 Bionic's 3-core GPU is too old for today's memory-demanding apps. The XR and SE (2020) are on the list despite only having the same 3GB RAM as the 8, 8 Plus, and X. It makes me curious how long the A12, A13, and A14 Bionic will be officially supported since they all have 4-core GPUs, and no less than 13 iPhones have it.
Digdigfig, 06 Jun 2023Apple supports its devices for the longest out of all phone companies...i simply can't un... morewith android you will be having freedom to install custom ROM to enhance your device functionality,
One can easily install Latest Android 13 on old mobile (Example Samsung S3)
This phone is too old, in my place it is very rare for this phone to have never been refurbished or a part replaced. The same as the iPhone 11 series.
what you get is no face id, no true tone, locked carrier, wifi only etc.
Anonymous, 06 Jun 2023I want an iOS update that is so smooth and lightweight that it reintroduces support for older ... moreApple supports its devices for the longest out of all phone companies...i simply can't understand how you can be complaining about them no longer supporting a phone that is almost 6 years old when androids only get 4 years of updates max
Claudesp33d, 06 Jun 2023Funny thing is that we can run android 13 on galaxy S2 and runs Butter smooth. I want an iOS update that is so smooth and lightweight that it reintroduces support for older models. But that won’t happen because Apple wants money
A little disappointing, and considering how light iOS 17 appears on new features (at least at first glance) I can see why some would be annoyed sure.
However I have just watched ZolloTech's new video on his initial iOS 17 hands on, and indeed there is more to it than Apple showed off yesterday, nothing earth shattering granted, but still. Maybe there would just be too much of a performance penalty to run it on the older hardware, or maybe too many of the new features would need to be limited or disabled to justify running it at all.
In the end, Apple could give an iPhone 10 years of updates and still get accused of planned obsolescence by the commenters on this site. The 8 series and X did get 6 years of support, that ain't bad.
Euro, 06 Jun 2023iPhone 11 series are next on the chopping board next year. You mean the XS and XR, right? Those came before the 11 series.
The 11 series won't be unsupported until 2025.
iPhone 11 series are next on the chopping board next year.
Funny thing is that we can run android 13 on galaxy S2 and runs Butter smooth.
Outrageous err I mean courageous (I use iPhone btw but some decisions just annoy me, but Android and their manufacturers do bad stuff as well in instances so don’t tell me to switch, I‘ll never go back to Android)
Bodygard, 06 Jun 2023I don't see that much big of a change in iOS 17 so that iPhone X wouldn't support ru... moreIn a few years they will only have 3 years of OS updates so you will often buy their "innovative" devices. ::)
Bodygard, 06 Jun 2023I don't see that much big of a change in iOS 17 so that iPhone X wouldn't support ru... moreWhilst you are looking at the glass half full, it looks like Apple have taken a page from Samsung in only providing software support for 5 years.
In 2024 this policy no doubt will be confirmed.