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    This will make you update your iPhone 5 ASAP


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    We know there are still many of you are still using iPhone 5. Some of you are still using the iOS 9 or iOS 10 on the iPhone 5. Now, here’s our note for you. Please update your iPhone 5 immediately as soon as possible (ASAP). At first, you might think this is total nonsense. But if you are not updating your iPhone 5 then we are really sorry for you all.

    If you want your iPhone 5 to be not usable, then probably you can ignore this message. But if you are planning to continue to use your iPhone 5 then you must update your iPhone iOS ASAP. A few days, ago, Apple has updated notice on its Apple Support website regarding the iPhone 5 software update. Apple is insisting all iPhone owners update their iOS to at least version 10.3.4 by November 3 12 A.M UTC.

    The main reason Apple is rushing every iPhone 5 owners to update to iOS 10.3.4 is because of the GPS rollover issue. Ok, now we know many of you are really confused right now when we say GPS rollover issue. Let us explain to you what is GPS rollover.

    What is GPS rollover?

    GPS rollover is an event where devices go crazy after 19.7 years to be exact. The last time GPS rollover issue happened to devices was on August 1999. The most recent GPS rollover happened on April 2019. The GPS systems record each of the weeks as a 10-digit binary number. Which this is equivalent to 1,024 weeks. During this time, most of the phone features such as GPS and Emails become unusable.

    Although the GPS rollover happened in April, Apple has immediately all its devices to the latest iOS update. Despite releasing the software update, Apple has told that it wouldn’t cause any issues to iOS devices until November 3 2019. But, now Apple is aggressively insisting iPhone 5 users update their iPhone to iOS 10.3.4.

    If you update this following iOS update, you can continue to use the App Store, iCloud, email and web browsing service. Unless if you are stubborn, then we are sorry because you going to miss all the useful features on your iPhone 5. Updating your iOS is a very simple thing. All you need to do is go to Settings -> General -> Software Update to update your iPhone 5.

    Well, what if you have an iPhone 4s or iPad 2? Then you confirm will be losing the GPS capabilities. According to Apple, only 9% of the users are still on the previous iOS 10 version. So if you have an iPhone 5 we really salute you for still using it until now. Don’t forget to update your iPhone 5.

    Raaj Lokanathan
    A software engineer as a profession. A tech blogger as a passion.

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