iPhone Advantage/Disadvantage to install iOS before switch to iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by x986, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. x986 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2008
    I've been hanging on to iOS 5x.x, but now I'm beginning to wonder if installing iOS 6 on my 4s a day or so before activating my iPhone 5 (whenever it comes) might make for an easier transition.

    Any experiences (or thoughts)?
  2. joesegh macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2009
    New Jersey, USA
    I was at the Apple store last night to get my 4S replaced (on/off switch broke) and the replacement unit they gave me had iOS 5 installed. When I was presented with the option to restore from iCloud backups, my old 4S backup (iOS 6) did not appear. The genius upgraded the software on the new phone to iOS 6 and then I was able to restore from iCloud.

    Not sure if that's supposed to be that way but my experience implies that you should upgrade prior.

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