Apple Forces iPhone 5 Users to Install New iOS Version or Lose Internet Access
iPhone 5 units not updated to iOS 10.3.4 by November 3 will lose Internet access, according to a warning that Apple is now showing on devices impacted by this change.
Basically, users who do not install this specific iOS version on their iPhone 5 will no longer be able to browse the Internet with Safari, access email and iCloud, and connect to the App Store to install apps.
Once the November 3 milestone is reached, iPhone 5 models still running older software can only be updated using a connection to a computer and iTunes, as Internet access would be blocked and OTA updates would no longer be available.
“Update to iOS 10.3.4 before November 3, 2019 to continue using App Store, iCloud, email, web, and other services. If the update to iPhone 5 is not completed by November 3, 2019, you will be required to back up and restore using a Mac or PC in order to update because over-the-air software updates and iCloud Backup will not work,” a warning displayed on the iPhone 5… (read more)