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I have an unlocked iPhone 4, 32 GB. Still has iOS 6, though I was curious how it's handling iOS 7.1...

Will probably sell it when the new hotness comes out, would I get more $$ if I left iOS 6 on it?

To note, my primary phone is an iPhone 5 with iOS 7 (which I like), so the question is not a matter of like or preference, but rather one of performance.
 

Altemose

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I have an unlocked iPhone 4, 32 GB. Still has iOS 6, though I was curious how it's handling iOS 7.1...

Will probably sell it when the new hotness comes out, would I get more $$ if I left iOS 6 on it?

To note, my primary phone is an iPhone 5 with iOS 7 (which I like), so the question is not a matter of like or preference, but rather one of performance.

You can sell it with 6 on it. That way it leaves the buyer with the decision based on what he or she likes. Personally, 6 runs better, but 7 is a new(er) operating system running on four year old hardware which has come a long way since then. We now have dual core or quad core cell phones going around. The iPhone 4 was the only single core iPhone to run 7.
 
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FatPuppy

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I have an unlocked iPhone 4, 32 GB. Still has iOS 6, though I was curious how it's handling iOS 7.1...

Will probably sell it when the new hotness comes out, would I get more $$ if I left iOS 6 on it?

To note, my primary phone is an iPhone 5 with iOS 7 (which I like), so the question is not a matter of like or preference, but rather one of performance.

Save the ios 6 shsh with ifaith and restore to ios 7 to see yourself and of you don't like it downgrade back.
 
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adamstraor

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Apr 13, 2014
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You can sell it with 6 on it. That way it leaves the buyer with the decision based on what he or she likes. Personally, 6 runs better, but 7 is a new(er) operating system running on four year old hardware which has come a long way since then. We now have dual core or quad core cell phones going around. The iPhone 4 was the only single core iPhone to run 7.

as I'm experiencing my iPhone 4 with ios7.1, the personal hotspot is not working. I cannot connect my laptop to internet via my iphone4 after an updating to ios7.1
 
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braddick

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Keep the stock, un-jailbroken iOS6 as that is more desirable than 7.1 for the iP4. I know I'd be a buyer of it when you're ready to sell.
 
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dannymercer

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Apr 18, 2014
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It's better than previous iterations, according to my friends who still have it.

But, performance wise, still isn't a patch on the original iOS 6. Given the choice, swallow your pride and stick with 6.
 
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