Planned obsolescence. A practice by which some companies limit the useful life of a product in order to force consumers to buy a new one. Something that is achieved through the use of low-quality materials or the implementation of software updates that make the product less functional over time.
And what does planned obsolescence have to do with Apple? Nothing at all. And but tell it to the software update that Apple has released for none other than the iPhone 5S. An iPhone that is close to 10 years after its release on the market and that continues to receive the attention of the company.
Safety first, and second, and third
It’s rare to hear about a software update for a mobile phone that’s nearly 10 years old, but that’s exactly what Apple has done with the iPhone 5S. Even though the iPhone 5S received its last major operating system update in 2018 with the introduction of iOS 12, it continues to receive security updates. This is shown by the recently released version of 12.5.7 that is already available for this, and others, iPhone.
Along with the release of iOS 16.3, the iOS 12.5.7 security update closes a security hole that could have allowed attackers to run arbitrary code on devices. Something that we cannot ignore at a time when we store our entire lives inside our iPhones.
The iPhone 5S is not the only old device to receive this security update, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus also enjoy it. And they do it by being very far from other devices in the telephony market, because compared to other Android phone manufacturersApple stands out for providing security updates and support to its older devices going as far as the iPhone 5S: 10 years.
The security update for the iPhone 5S is a sign of Apple’s commitment to provide security and support to customers even after their devices are classified as obsolete by the company itself. Great news for users of old devices, who they know they can continue to use their devices safely and reliably. As we said at the beginning, obsolescence what?
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