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

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  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    Do you upgrade your old phones when new iOS comes out?
     
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  3. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    I plan to sell 5S, so really undecided.. But probably will to get a feel before my 6+ arrives.
     
  4. dazlicous macrumors 6502a

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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
     
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  7. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    When I had the 5 I kept it on iOS 6.4.4. Nostalgic reasons I guess.
     
  8. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Of course I do. Why wouldn't i? :confused:
     
  9. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    Cuz that's what the new iphone is for.. It already has iOS 8
     
  10. mtneer macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  11. oddnendz macrumors 6502

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    Upgrading .... new one won't arrive until Oct 1-6, so I'm going upgrade to iOS 8 along with my iPad.
     
  12. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    Huh. What?
     
  13. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  14. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Ummmm, ok.

    You know that the OS on older iPhones is upgradeable, right?
     
  15. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    I do not plan to upgrade my iPhone 5 to iOS 8.
     
  16. Tubamajuba macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  17. sunking101 macrumors 603

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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.
     
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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.
     
  19. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    In comes iOS 7

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    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
     
  20. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  21. Dreamliner330 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  22. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    :)

    Yeah, I know what you mean. Ever since DOS 4.11, it's been downhill from there...
     
  23. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    U do know iOS 7 supports iohone 4 but it's the weakest platform. So iOS 8 will support 4s and up
     
  24. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    I'll update as soon as I can j/b it and my preferred apps are updated. ;)
     
  25. accountforit macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     

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