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  1. #1
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    How does Apple update iOS?

    On the Apple website there are options to buy 5 different CPU+co-processor options: A11 + M11, A10X + M10, A10 + M10, etc. Besides that, there are other Apple CPUs in older devices not really "current", but millions are using those devices..

    When Apple updates iOS with a completely new iteration, do all the devices receive the same iOS 11, or iOS 11.x.x?

    How can the operating system distinguish among the many different CPUs?

    Any and all insight is appreciated.

  2. #2
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    All devices that can run a version of iOS receive the same version.

    All iPhones 5s and newer can run iOS 11.

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