Apple iPhone 5s might get iOS 12 according to WebKit test

Apple iPhone 5s might get iOS 12 according to WebKit test
The smart money expects that for the first time, the Apple iPhone 5s will not receive the next version of iOS this September. Last year, the cut-off model was the iPhone 5; any iPhone that was released after the iPhone 5 received iOS 11. With that in mind, one could come to the conclusion that the Apple iPhone 5s would be the cut-off model this year and iOS 12 will be made available to the iPhone 6 and later.

But thanks to the open source nature of WebKit, the browser engine used by Safari, we were able to find a page that mentions a test run in January that included an Apple iPhone 5s running iOS 12. This is not a guarantee that those with the iPhone 5s will get one more year of running the most up-to-date version of Apple's mobile operating system. But it should give some hope to those still sporting the phone.

We should know for sure when iOS 12 is unveiled during WWDC 2018. The annual developers conference begins June 4th and runs through June 8th, and will take place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. If you own an iPhone 5s, keep your fingers crossed.

source: Macgeneration (translated), 9to5Mac

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iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



1. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Any other 5 year old phone receiving any kind update? Nope.

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Why? Does Apple want to cripple The 5S like The iPhone 4S to give people a push to upgrade their hardware? Given the relatively fluid performance of The 5S on iOS 11; I think there's definitely some room 'for improvements' which will be tackled with iOS 12, I'm afraid! G'Day!

6. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

I think you missed my point. It's only Apple that updates and provides support to older devices, no other OEM does.

8. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

Especially the Galaxy Note series is a joke. Firstly, it gets launched with the 1+ year old version of Android installed, secondly, by the time it receives the FINAL update, the next Android is around the door, and last but not least, the final update is ALMOST ALWAYS version x.0. My Note 5 came with Lollipop when Marshmallow was already available, and the final update is 7.0 Nougat, NOT 7.12. They keep saying two major updates, but in reality, the Note series receives only one. I could accept if it were 8.1. Note5 will be my last Sammy phone.

9. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

What the hell are you talking about? My Nexus S came with 2.3 Ginger, and got only two updates up to 4.1 JB. By Apple's standard, it should have been Lollipop or even Marshmallow. And by the time Lollipop got released, year 2014, the Google apps were virtually unusable on it. iPhone4 made it up to 7.1.2, and it was very well usable. You are complaining about the included apps' performance, not the OS itself. These are two VERY different things. You don't have to struggle to show your ignorance, you already succeeded in that.

11. NinoH

Posts: 133; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

I agree after owning Nexus 4,5,5x which were good phone and supported for a while(in android terms) i switched to galaxy S7 edge then the S8 which i absolutely hated i terms of software and bloat. I gave my S8 to my wife and i bought my now iphone X... and i’m not going back, ever!

16. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

This why I appreciate Apple they have control over their software and hardware which makes it possible to support devices quite long. I had an impression before that with Samsung Exynos it would also get the same treatment but it isn't:(

2. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Apple is the best! This means iPhone 5s users also get to use the latest software including latest security patches for another full year.


Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

N I'm considering switching to n iPhone later damn lol

5. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Well done Apple! Yet Android devices only receive 1 update and that usually 5 years too late. Haha!

7. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Who uses an android more than 3 4 years tho But there are lots of old iPhone users

12. NinoH

Posts: 133; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

That is exactly my our point! You shouldn’t be forced into buying a new phone every year or two because of software!?! Do you change your PC every 2 years! Todays phones are capable enough to be used for at least 3-4 years. It’s not 2010 anymore IMO.

14. Popop971

Posts: 51; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I don't think that was his point ... I switch phone every two years, and it's not because of software issue. It's because it's cheap, and I can have the latest technologie for a cheaper price than an iPhone. If I buy an Apple smartphone, it would be a bigger investment, so i'll probably keep it for longer. Most people doesn't really know what version of android/iOS is on their phone. You have people who just follow a trend and like new stuff, and other people who just keep their smartphone until ... it dies. Only people who really follow smartphone news keeps an eye on the OS version of their device.

17. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Currently using Moto X 2014 as my daily driver. :)

10. obedchuni

Posts: 338; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

these days any android phone can support update esp they have got the faster processor, more ram why don't they support for least 3 years on flagship model, apple gives min 5years its ok they do cripple the phone but at least they enjoy the latest software and features, while we on android are always struck upon old os, and rom hunting is only the way we get to taste new software, sometimes it works and sometimes it cripples the phone....damn google will fix it with android one project.....

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31667; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple's product support is top notch. Samsung and Google are you listening?

15. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Nobody beats Apple in the update department

18. CandyBar

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 08, 2017

I didn't put 11 on my 5S - I definitelywon't be putting 12 on it - it works just fine with 10 and I don't have to give up any old non-updated apps I use.

19. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Really? But that’s good as one of my friend who as 5S regretted updating to iOS 11 as his phone has now become complete mess, his phone lags and after the update his phones battery life also degraded so much that his phones battery percentage drops by 1% if he locks and unlocks his phone.

21. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

That's what apple does to get you to buy a newer phone.

23. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

My iPhone 5s on iOS 11 is very decent. I admit that it's not as fast as it used to be and because of its 1 GB of ram it gets sluggish when there are too many apps or activity in the background but it's still fully usable. Although now my main driver is an iPhone 8 plus, I was really surprised when the other day I wrote a weekly report for my job on the 5s using Pages. It ran smoothly without stuttering or lag... I was just able to do my job on a 5 years old device and that's amazing.

24. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

That’s great & I’m not saying that every other 5S owner is having such problem it’s just my friend who is having such issues. Update policy is the only thing which I like about the Apple most.

25. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

It's not just your friend, i have one here with the same sort of problems. Theres reports all over the net of 5S users having problems as well, it's not uncommon. This one is just thrown in a drawer more or less unusable.

20. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

According to many reports,iOS 12 will be about performance improvements and not so much about new features. If that's the case then it would make sense the iPhone 5s to get iOS 12.

22. midan

Posts: 3131; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

And this is why Apple is Apple

26. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

This the different when you own your OS not others OS.

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