how is the iPhone 4 doing with ios 7.1?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by stract, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. stract macrumors member

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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.
     
  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Its doing pretty well but you need to remember its almost 4 years old.
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

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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.
     
  4. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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

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    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
     
  6. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a

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  7. braddick macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  8. dannymercer macrumors newbie

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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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