Starting at 0:00 on November 3, iPhone 5 without upgrading to iOS 10.3.4 will not be able to connect to the Internet, GPS function will also be invalid, then your phone will become a “brick”!


In the process of using the mobile phone, Caton is the most troublesome problem. The more anxious, the more the system gets stuck, even when the card is turned off, it is really crazy.

Therefore, many people choose Apple’s mobile phone, perhaps it is that the Apple mobile phone will not have the advantage of the operating system Caton problem no matter how many years of use. It has to be acknowledged that in terms of fluency, the iOS system does indeed do more than the Android system. it is good.


Although you may have switched your phone to the iPhone 11 that Apple just listed, there are still a lot of people using some of Apple’s earlier phones.

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However, if you are using these early iPhones, you now have to update your phone’s system right away. Otherwise , your phone will not work from 0:00 on November 3.


Apple has officially issued a warning that some of the early iPhones and devices that are still in use must be updated to iOS 10.3.4 immediately before midnight on November 3, otherwise these phones and devices will not work properly. . According to Apple’s instructions, these devices that must be updated immediately include the iPhone 5, iPhone 4, and 4th generation iPad devices.
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So what is going on here? Why do these phones have to update the system to iOS 10.3.4 by midnight on November 3? How many users are affected?


Seeing that many of the small partners here may be embarrassed, why not update the system in time to cause the iPhone to brick?
In fact, this is caused by the GPS time flip problem. Because GPS uses a 10-bit field to encode the weekly count in each time message, the GPS can only process 1024 weeks (19.7 years).

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Therefore, at the end of each cycle, the GPS device resets and recounts the number of weeks. If the GPS device does not reprogram the weekly count reset, it may encounter a GPS time flip problem.


At present, Apple’s old equipment will be affected by the GPS time flip problem after 12:00 am on November 3, 2019, and users can solve it by upgrading to the new system before November 3.



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The iPhone 5 was officially launched on September 21, 2012. It has been seven years since then, but as of April this year, among the hundreds of millions of iPhone users worldwide, the iPhone 5 still has a market share of 1%. iPhone 5s The share is even 5.1%, which means that millions of users around the world still use Apple phones before the iPhone 5.
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The old models affected this time include the iPhone 5 and several iPads. The detailed models are as follows:


So, if you have these devices, hurry to upgrade the latest version of the system, if you get bricks, you won’t be able to pay for it.