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New version of iOS 10.3 supports older iPhones

Apple iOS 10.3 update

Apple has released iOS 10.3.1, a minor update to iOS 10.3, which first hit devices last week.

While the software only features a few bug fixes and tweaks to stop issues with a Wi–Fi vulnerability problem, it’s significant for owners of older iPhones.

Find out how to install iOS 10.3 and what it means for your phone.

The first release of iOS 10.3 did not support for 32–bit handsets. This included the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c.

That’s now changed, with iOS 10.3.1 working with those smartphones.

Apple will start phasing out support for apps built for older 32–bit devices later this year, meaning developers are in a hurry to update their software.

With that in mind, it’s unlikely iOS 11 will work on either the iPhone 5 or iPhone 5c.

iOS 10.3 comes with a new Find My AirPods feature for those who’ve snapped up Apple’s wireless headphones.

It also brings with it improvements to Siri and changes how the iPhone’s file system works, making it more stable and less prone to crashing.

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