If you don’t update your iPhone 5 by the 3rd of November major functionality will break

If you do not update your iPhone 5 or iPad 4 (cellular variant) to iOS 10.3.4 by 3rd November, major functionality will stop working.

Functionality that require the correct date and time such as web browsing and app store will allegedly break should users not update to iOS 10.3.4 by 3rd November. GPS functionality such as the weather and maps apps will also require an update. After 3rd November, it will also be impossible to update the software directly on the device, requiring the use of a PC or Mac to install the update instead.

If you’re holding out on an iOS version like iOS 9 or even the nostalgic iOS 6 and are unwilling to update, you could try saving your onboard SHSH blobs and restoring from 10.3.4 to your desired iOS version through futurerestore or 3utools, enabling the option to preserve the baseband when doing so. However, this hasn’t been tested and there is no guarantee that it works.

iPhone 4S and cellular iPad 2, 3, and Mini 1st generation devices will also have similar issues, although they won’t be as severe, as there has been no information published on what will happen if users of devices with the A5 chip do not update to iOS 9.3.6, but considering iOS 9.3.6 is so slow on these devices, if the effects of holding out on an older iOS version on these devices are the same as for the iPhone 5, this will be received poorly by iPhone 4S users (like me) running on older iOS versions such as iOS 8.4.1 and 6.1.3.

If you’re using an iPhone 5 or iPad 4, the best thing you can do right now is update to iOS 10.3.4 and wait until a workaround is found.

What iOS version are you using on your older iPhone, how well does it run, and how will this news affect you? Tell me down in the comments below!

-Chas 😎

Mobile game recommendation: Mario Kart Tour

I recently found out about the mobile game Mario Kart Tour, based on Mario Kart. It is available on iOS and Android.

System requirements:

Android:

  • Android 4.4 KitKat or later.
  • At least an ARMv7 CPU.

iOS:

  • iOS 10 or later.
  • iPhone 5S, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPod Touch 6th generation or later.

Why the game refuses to install on the iPhone 5, 5C, and iPad 4 on iOS 10 is unknown, but it’s possibly for performance reasons. I doubt the game would run all that well on Android devices that stopped at KitKat, but it is worth trying out just to see how well it really runs.

The game isn’t too different to classic Mario Kart. It forces your device into portrait mode for some reason and I doubt it supports a controller yet, but Nintendo may support landscape and controllers in the future.

As the game progresses, you earn new characters. I managed to get first on my first race, although it will probably get harder as the game progresses.

Once I’ve played for a little longer I’m going to write a full review of it on here. But for now, I am just recommending it and I think most people will enjoy it, especially if you liked classic Super Mario.

Enjoy!

-Chas 😎