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Old Jan 16, 2013, 09:49 AM   #1
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Exclamation Does iOS 6 kill iPhone 4/4S

Ive been looking at buying a iPhone 4 or 4s on eBay to use as an MP3 player and for games. i have an android phone and an iPad 2 but Ive missed the iPod touch 4g that was stolen from me. So i decided that i would get an iPhone for the better camera and im not sure if it performed better than the iPod touch 4th genration.

Nevertheless, alot of the phones on eBay come with iOS 6 already installed and iwanted to know how is performance and such on iOS 6. I have read some forums and articles which state that ios 6 completely killed their iPhone so im a little hesitant. Thanks

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Old Jan 16, 2013, 09:53 AM   #2
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Ive been looking at buying a iPhone 4 or 4s on eBay to use as an MP3 player and for games. i have an android phone and an iPad 2 but Ive missed the iPod touch 4g that was stolen from me. So i decided that i would get an iPhone for the better camera and im not sure if it performed better than the iPhone 4.

Nevertheless, alot of the phones on eBay come with iOS 6 already installed and iwanted to know how is performance and such on iOS 6. Thanks
iOS 6 runs perfectly well on my iPhone 4S. You don't have anything to worry about when it comes to this.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 09:57 AM   #3
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Been running iOS 6.1 on my 4S for awhile now, runs like a champ.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 10:14 AM   #4
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Depending on prices, why not get a 5th gen iPod Touch since you would only use it as an MP3 player, 32 gig is $300. Not saying you have to go this route, but I'm just curious.

Edit: nevermind, the 5th gen Touch, and iPhone 4, have 5 MP camera, while the 4S have 8MP
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 10:17 AM   #5
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bad esn iphones much cheaper than new ipod touch 5th

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Depending on prices, why not get a 5th gen iPod Touch since you would only use it as an MP3 player, 32 gig is $300. Not saying you have to go this route, but I'm just curious.

Edit: nevermind, the 5th gen Touch, and iPhone 4, have 5 MP camera, while the 4S have 8MP
iphone 4/4s ebay 16gb bad esn is like $150
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 10:20 AM   #6
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I have an iPhone 4 running iOS 6.0.1. It runs great. I have 261 applications, theres no slowdown and no lag. The only downside to iPhone 4 iOS 6 is that you can't use apple turn by turn navigation, 3d maps or Siri.

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Old Jan 16, 2013, 10:33 AM   #7
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I have an iPhone 4 running iOS 6.0.1. It runs great. I have 261 applications, theres no slowdown and no lag. The only downside to iPhone 4 iOS 6 is that you can't use apple turn by turn navigation, 3d maps or Siri.
This was my experience before passing my iPhone 4 on to another family member. It worked fine under iOS 6. Another family member with a 3GS also has no problems with iOS 6.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 11:54 AM   #8
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I have an iPhone 4 running iOS 6.0.1. It runs great. I have 261 applications, theres no slowdown and no lag. The only downside to iPhone 4 iOS 6 is that you can't use apple turn by turn navigation, 3d maps or Siri.
I agree ios 6 probably runs better than ios 5 did. You can jailbreak if you really want siri and 3d maps and so on.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 12:07 PM   #9
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You could but the iPod Touch 5th Generation. Exactly the same as the iPhone 5 with the exception of the design, 8MP camera, Calling & Texting. If your not interested, the iPhone 4S is the way to go. IOS 6 runs smoothly on it as it is only 1 year old and shipped with IOS 5.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 01:52 PM   #10
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Before I sold my 4 it ran great on 6.0.1, but I preferred to have it jailbroken so I reverted back to iOS 5.1.1.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 02:27 PM   #12
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It's not to shabby on the 3GS. Apple probably wouldn't allow the upgrade if it were going to ruin the experience.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 03:15 PM   #13
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Took the words right out of my mouth.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 04:50 PM   #14
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Runs fine, but the battery life on iOS 6 barely scrapes above 5 hours. With iOS 5, I was regularly meeting 7-10 hours.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 06:19 PM   #15
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It even saved my 3GS which ios 5 had brought to its knees
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 06:23 PM   #16
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Runs fine, but the battery life on iOS 6 barely scrapes above 5 hours. With iOS 5, I was regularly meeting 7-10 hours.
Same here, noticed this as well
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Runs fine, but the battery life on iOS 6 barely scrapes above 5 hours. With iOS 5, I was regularly meeting 7-10 hours.
At the same time there have been at least some reports the other way around, and other reports that not much changed in relation to battery life. Seems to be different for different people.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 09:26 PM   #18
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It ran fine on my iPhone 4 when I had it and it currently runs fine on my 3GS
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 09:31 PM   #19
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Performs the best out of any iOS version for me, but I've jailbroken every time, so that data might be off. Regardless, iOS 6 runs fine on the iPhone 4, not that the iPhone 4 "supports" very many of its features.

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It's not to shabby on the 3GS. Apple probably wouldn't allow the upgrade if it were going to ruin the experience.
A Microsoft exec claimed that Apple pushes out these updates to slow down old iPhones on purpose. I don't think he's ever used an iPhone because the updates always work fine.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 09:49 PM   #20
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Works fine on my mother's 4S...

Are you sure about buying an iPhone off eBay? Lots of them on there look like they're not legit...
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 09:17 AM   #21
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Works fine on my mother's 4S...

Are you sure about buying an iPhone off eBay? Lots of them on there look like they're not legit...
Yeah you can get them of eBay just check sellers reviews and if they just opened the account don't buy from them. eBay also has buyer protection to protect you from scams.

Got a iPhone 4 16gb on Verizon for $150 so not that bad if i do say so. Use for an iPod for now and might sell when the price of new ipod or iPhone 4s goes down.
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A Microsoft exec claimed that Apple pushes out these updates to slow down old iPhones on purpose. I don't think he's ever used an iPhone because the updates always work fine.
I would have believed this about 5, it really was a clunky update, but 6 has been amazing for me

I'm guessing 6 is the last big update for the 3GS so nice to end on a high.
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Ive been looking at buying a iPhone 4 or 4s on eBay to use as an MP3 player and for games. i have an android phone and an iPad 2 but Ive missed the iPod touch 4g that was stolen from me. So i decided that i would get an iPhone for the better camera and im not sure if it performed better than the iPod touch 4th genration.

Nevertheless, alot of the phones on eBay come with iOS 6 already installed and iwanted to know how is performance and such on iOS 6. I have read some forums and articles which state that ios 6 completely killed their iPhone so im a little hesitant. Thanks
My wife and I have 4s phones and iOS 6 has been working flawlessly for us. Phones seem fast, battery life good (typical), etc. I wouldn't worry about it.
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I would say my iPhone 4 is actually *faster* after updating to iOS 6. Battery usage is decent (nearly 7 hours usage, 3 days standby with Push & iCloud enabled). The only concern is 11-years outdated maps data. Speed and battery are fine.
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Works fine on my mother's 4S...

Are you sure about buying an iPhone off eBay? Lots of them on there look like they're not legit...
Mine was legit.
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