Buy a new iPhone 5 with iOS 6?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by raj1988, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. raj1988 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone! New user here :) I've been following macrumours for a while and I've gotten a lot of great info about apple products from the users here. I'm getting a really good deal on an iphone 5 64gb. As a base model iphone 4 owner, I realized that I need a lot more extra space in my phone so I'm quite tempted by this. My only issue is that it ships with ios 6, that too not 6.1.4 - it would probably 6.0, which came with the phone when it was launched.

    Is it possible for me to upgrade it to ios7 instead of ios 8? How's the performance of the iphone 5 64gb in ios8? I know someone who has the exact phone and he's been complaining how it's become much slower. I would love to get some more opinions and suggestions on what I should do?

    Thanks
     
  2. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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  3. raj1988 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh Ok thanks for the responses. Unfortunately, the one I was going to buy for a good deal is now gone! There was just one of them in stock and somebody clearly beat me to it :(( Back to bad deals again. Iphones here in India are ridiculously priced. The 32gb 5s is just Rs 3000(~50Usd) cheaper than the 64gb 6!! And both are out of my budget.

    Should I get a 32gb 5c instead? It's also about a 100usd or so cheaper than the 64gb 5 was so I save some money too. I heard that it has a better battery life than the 5. And I do like the yellow one quite a bit :D
     
  4. af21187 Suspended

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    It has slightly better battery life. The 5C is a good purchase if you can afford it. I would not buy anything lower than that.
     
  5. steeleince2015 macrumors newbie

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    Buy at 6, upgrade to 7. It's a nice medium on i5
     
  6. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Too bad you can't upgrade the i5 to iOS7 (only to iOS8) - only the i4.
     
  7. goldencali macrumors newbie

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