It's not all doom and gloom for the iPhone 5 - it will be getting the iOS 7 update. And for those that want to know when, the iOS 7 release date is September 18.
The iPhone 5 was the first longer iPhone, and it has been a big success for Apple despite some early difficulties with the software (especially maps).
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The arrival of the 5C was always likely to push the iPhone 5 out of the Apple family and so it have proved.
The decision to entirely replace the iPhone 5 was announced by Tim Cook before the introduction of its successors on September 10.