iPhone 5S is still alive. Yes, Apple has plans to provide the next iOS update on this 5 years older iPhone which some kind of unbelievable. Apple you are doing a great job. iPhone 5S is the first ever Apple’s first ever 64-bit iPhone. It is also Apple’s last iPhone launched with the compact design.

iOS 11 is now at the tail end of this year. We can expect the iOS 12 will roll out somewhere in June this year. There are some sources showing the exact date for the iOS 12 launch which is June 4. According to the online sources, Apple has plans to make this newer iOS 12 update on their 5-year-old iPhone 5S. Unfortunately, it will not be available for the iPhone 5 users because of the 32-bit chipset design. 

Excerpt from WebKit test showing that the Apple iPhone 5s was running iOS 12

Now, coming on the source from where, this news came to light. WebKit which is an open source browser engine shows the iPhone 5S in the test list. Interestingly, the information shows the iPhone 5S packed with the iOS 12 software. Here it is worth to note that, by any means, it doesn’t give a guarantee that the iPhone 5S will arrive an iOS 12 update. Because there may chances of this device for not performing well in iOS 12 update. But yes, it gives us an idea of having the idea in Apple’s engineers’ minds to provide an update and still, keep this older device alive in Apple eco-system.

iOS 12 is expected to come with the better reliability and improved battery life for all of the devices including the older once. Further, Apple will add some new feature, but according to me, Apple has more concentration on the improved battery health. iOS 11 has not done the pretty well job in the Apple iPhones. People complaining about the so much bugs.