Are you upgrading to 8 or keeping old iOS versions on your old phones?


spazma7ik

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I plan to sell 5S, so really undecided.. But probably will to get a feel before my 6+ arrives.
 

dazlicous

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Pretty hard too when I sold my 5 two weeks ago

But I will keep my jailbroken iPad Air on ios 7 until a jailbreak is out for ios 8
 

Appl3FTW

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When I had the 5 I kept it on iOS 6.4.4. Nostalgic reasons I guess.
 

mtneer

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I'm planning on keeping my iPhone 5 for another year. Given how iPhones struggle with second iOS upgrade post shipment, I plan on not upgrading to ios 8 to maintain performance.
 

Appl3FTW

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I'm planning on keeping my iPhone 5 for another year. Given how iPhones struggle with second iOS upgrade post shipment, I plan on not upgrading to ios 8 to maintain performance.
Huh. What?
 

iBreatheApple

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iOS 4.1 is the most stable OS on iPhone to date and I refuse to upgrade to any sub-par operating system that came after it.

Kidding.
 

Tubamajuba

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I'm planning on keeping my iPhone 5 for another year. Given how iPhones struggle with second iOS upgrade post shipment, I plan on not upgrading to ios 8 to maintain performance.
It's running great on my iPhone 5. I get the occasional hiccup that wasn't present with iOS 7 but it's running just as well for the most part. I wouldn't be able to tell the difference if I didn't know it was updated.
 

sunking101

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After what iOS7 did to the battery life on my i5, and after seeing how slooooow it made my father's i4, I'll never put a whole new version of iOS on an iPhone again. Once bitten, twice shy.
 

sracer

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Do you upgrade your old phones when new iOS comes out?
I kept my iPhone 4 on iOS 5.x for as long as I could before having to upgrade to 7.x. I'll be upgrading it to 8 on day-1.... it is currently a laggy stuttering mess with 7 and I can't imagine it being any worse with 8.
 

Appl3FTW

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iOS 4.1 is the most stable OS on iPhone to date and I refuse to upgrade to any sub-par operating system that came after it.

Kidding.
In comes iOS 7

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Ummmm, ok.

You know that the OS on older iPhones is upgradeable, right?
Lmao ok... I just like having old iPhones match it's release iOS version... Ie iohone 4s with iOS 5, iphone 5 with iOS 6, iPhone 5s with iOS 7 etc
 

rui no onna

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I'm planning on keeping my iPhone 5 for another year. Given how iPhones struggle with second iOS upgrade post shipment, I plan on not upgrading to ios 8 to maintain performance.
The A8 CPU is only up to 25% faster and GPU up to 50% faster than A7. Comparatively speaking, this isn't that big of a jump from the A6 compared to previous generational jumps (iirc, A4 -> A6 and A5 -> A7 were up to 4x speed bump in terms of CPU and GPU). It stands to reason Apple wouldn't make iOS 8 significantly harder on resources compared to iOS 7.
 

Dreamliner330

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I kept my iPhone 4 on iOS 5.x for as long as I could before having to upgrade to 7.x. I'll be upgrading it to 8 on day-1.... it is currently a laggy stuttering mess with 7 and I can't imagine it being any worse with 8.
lol.

Almost everyone on this site says how perfect and fluid 7 is. I hate it. iOS 6.1.2 JB was silky smooth and fast on my iP5. 8 better fix it. I'm getting the iP6, but 7 has issues on the 5S, so we'll see I guess.

I've often said iOS 7 was the best marketing campaign Android has ever had.
 

Appl3FTW

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lol.

Almost everyone on this site says how perfect and fluid 7 is. I hate it. iOS 6.1.2 JB was silky smooth and fast on my iP5. 8 better fix it. I'm getting the iP6, but 7 has issues on the 5S, so we'll see I guess.

I've often said iOS 7 was the best marketing campaign Android has ever had.
U do know iOS 7 supports iohone 4 but it's the weakest platform. So iOS 8 will support 4s and up
 

accountforit

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After what iOS7 did to the battery life on my i5, and after seeing how slooooow it made my father's i4, I'll never put a whole new version of iOS on an iPhone again. Once bitten, twice shy.
That is part of how they get you to buy a new phone. They keep making the new operating systems take just enough resources to make your old, once fast, devices seem old and slow.