3GS and iOS5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dr. McKay, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Dr. McKay macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2010
    Belgium, Europe
    I currently have a Nokia E5 smartphone. Nothing fancy, but it does the job. However, I've been wanting an iPhone for a long time, but the price has been holding me back.
    The iPhone 4(S) is too expensive for me, but what about the 3Gs ? It's still available to buy so is it still worth it ?
    I wouldn't mind having an older model, but how does it do with iOS5 ?

    I've heard mixed feedback : some people say it runs just fine, others say it's dog slow. So who's right ?
  2. jj48 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2011
    Apple are selling it with iOS 5 as standard. I really doubt they would leave the 3GS as a purchase option if they weren't sure about it's performance with iOS 5. Incidentally I had iOS 5 on my 3GS for a while, and speed wasn't an issue at all.
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4S: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    The 3GS, runs just fine with iOS 5. I still have mine and only use it as a iPod and such. I've had no issues with it or iOS 5.

    It's not as fast as my 4S, but that is to be expected.
  4. sweetbrat macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Redford, MI
    I had it on my 3GS before I bought the 4S, and it ran fine. Sure, it wasn't as fast as the 4 or 4S run it, but still perfectly usable. My mom has my old 3GS and is enjoying iOS5 now :)

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