@vfrmedia the annual culling of the SKUs
If this can be done then an terminal connection to a serial console of a Linux box (or via SSH if its possible) and an 80 column card in the Apple should work 😁
@vfrmedia Don't get me wrong, I'd really like to see these phones updated—people who have any device still in working order still need security updates, but—
Comparatively new to what? They're going to be five years old when iOS 11 releases; does anyone update phones that long?
@zigg in UK (maybe whole of Europe) a lot of older devices get handed down to older relatives (up to senior age groups) as they can be used with various apps for communication by people who cannot hear/see well.
These often get connected to wifi networks within nursing homes - with security implications for the whole organisation (even a device which isn't accepted to the network but emitting radio signals can cause issues by denial of service)
@vfrmedia Yeah. Like all the other security shortcomings in even new smartphones that are available to lower-income people (in the US, prepaid carriers generally charge full or nearly-full price for a phone), it creates a class issue.
Correction to my original reply, by the way, as I failed in my wikipedia-ing: the 5c will actually be four years old when iOS 11 releases. The 5 is the one that'll be five years old.
@zigg there are many other knock on effects - a "seniors GSM" which isn't a smartphone isn't a big issue at my work (IT manager for senior care homes) but when smarter devices get connected to wifi we have to put in time/resources on security, supporting the residents devices that will push up all residents costs (even those who do not use the devices). On a lighter note it is often like having 5 extra "grandparents" asking you to help them with their new tech 😁