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Apple: Older iPhone, iPad users must update their iOS or lose internet connection

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If older iPad and iPhone users don’t update their devices to the latest iOS software by Sunday, they won’t be able to connect online.
Apple: Old iPhone and iPad users should update their iOS or lose internet
iPhone 5 and some other devices will be affected

Owners of older iPhones and iPads may not have a choice this weekend as Apple issued a warning. 

What is this iOS update for?

According to the tech giant, Apple products from 2012 and earlier will need the update before midnight on November 3. This update will be crucial for maintaining accurate GPS location and continuing the usage of the App Store, iCloud, email, and web browsing.

This is all due to the GPS time rollover issue, something that happens about every 19 years when GPS devices need to reset to accurately measure time and dates, as explained by the Office of Electricity at the Department of Energy.

Apple said during the last reset on April 6, GPS-enabled products from other manufacturers were affected.

So if users have an iPhone 5, 4, or a cellular-enabled iPad mini, iPad 2 or a third-generation iPad, this is for them. The updated software version number should be 10.3.4 or 9.3.6, depending on their device. 

iPhone 5 and iPad (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular should be updated to iOS 10.3.4
iPhone 4s, iPad mini (1st generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular (CDMA models only), iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular should be updated to iOS 9.3.6

If users were not sure about the version their iPhone or iPad has, they can follow these directions. First, open the Settings app, then tap the ‘General’. After that, tap ‘About’ then look for the number next to the software version.

Provided that the update is not completed by Sunday, Apple said users have to back up and restore using a computer since over-the-air software updates and iCloud Backup won't work anymore.

What do you guys think about this announcement?

Source: CNN 
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