If you buy a new iPhone 4 now, will IOS 6 come installed on it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dragoro, Nov 10, 2012.

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    Dragoro

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    Or would I have to update to it?
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    You will most likely have to update as I'm sure they had a pretty big stockpile of 4's. Of course it may come with 6.... I got a refurb a bit ago and it had 5.1.1.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    I got my 4S swapped for a brand new 4S after ios6 came out and it had 5.1.1 on it.

    And then I got my jailbreak back. :)
     
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    They come with it PreInstalled now, at least all of the one's i've sold. You can tell on the box, the new box has a picture of iOS6 as a screenshot on the phone (You can see passbook)
     
  5. macrumors member

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    Got an iPhone 4 last Wednesday with iOS 5 installed. 8gb black from apple.com.
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    I'm curious as to your reason for buying a 8GB iPhone 4 now. Why did you buy it instead of the 16GB 4S?
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Hello! The iPhone was for my mother actually. She doesn't believe in paying hundreds for a phone, so I got her to recontract an iPhone 5, sell it off, and purchase a iPhone 4. Basically that made her pay much less.
     
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    Dragoro

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    With all the complaints of iOS 6 ruining the battery time on iphone 4s, should I hold off to install it if it doesnt come installed already? Mine arrives in mail tomorrow and kinda scared about upgrading to ios 6 with all those websites saying it kills the battery.
     
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    ste1164

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    Mine came installed with iOS 6 when I got it from the apple store.
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    A friend of mine just bought one right from the carrier, it only came with 5.1.1.
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    A friend bought a 4S a couple of weeks ago and it had iOS 5 on it.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dragoro

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    Would you guys recommend installing ios 6 on it? Or does iOS 6 really kill the battery life?
     
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    Sedrick

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    My new 4S came with 5.1.1 (thankfully). I see no reason whatsoever to put iOS6 on it.
     

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