iPhone 7(+) I'm still in iOS 10, should I upgrade?

YourGuardianAngel

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 21, 2019
9
2
I have an iPhone 7 Plus, 256GB Model.
I also have an ipad pro 10.5 2017 running 10.3.3

Since I got second screen replacement at August 2017, I never upgraded my iOS since.

Not only I'm used to older iOS formats, but I love the circle shaped antenna signals, and bottom dock app's name appearing.

1. If you guys were me, would you upgrade to iOS latest version?
2. which benefits can I get from both iphone and ipad with ios12 on it?
 

1rottenapple

macrumors 68020
Apr 21, 2004
2,381
616
I have an iPhone 7 Plus, 256GB Model.
I also have an ipad pro 10.5 2017 running 10.3.3

Since I got second screen replacement at August 2017, I never upgraded my iOS since.

Not only I'm used to older iOS formats, but I love the circle shaped antenna signals, and bottom dock app's name appearing.

1. If you guys were me, would you upgrade to iOS latest version?
2. which benefits can I get from both iphone and ipad with ios12 on it?
Wtf I just noticed there no name on the iOS 12 dock lol Hmmm that’s kinda weird to not have names actually.
[doublepost=1548089439][/doublepost]
No need to upgrade as long as you don’t use banking apps, pay for anything via your phone or store anything remotely personal on the device. If you want the latest security updates and do plan on doing the above, might be worth updating.
Lol with all those restrictions what do you use the phone for.

OP I think security is important to keep up with so with those restrictions it’s hard to tell what you use this device for?
 

eyoungren

macrumors Core
Aug 31, 2011
21,251
13,094
ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
I have an iPhone 7 Plus, 256GB Model.
I also have an ipad pro 10.5 2017 running 10.3.3

Since I got second screen replacement at August 2017, I never upgraded my iOS since.

Not only I'm used to older iOS formats, but I love the circle shaped antenna signals, and bottom dock app's name appearing.

1. If you guys were me, would you upgrade to iOS latest version?
2. which benefits can I get from both iphone and ipad with ios12 on it?
No need to upgrade as long as you don’t use banking apps, pay for anything via your phone or store anything remotely personal on the device. If you want the latest security updates and do plan on doing the above, might be worth updating.
Hmmmm. Yeah. Jailbroken on 9.0.2.

I use my banking app and Apple Pay as well as keeping some private data on my phone.

Not planning on updating. Would lose the last fully untethered jailbreak.
 

Plutonius

macrumors 604
Feb 22, 2003
7,917
6,095
New Hampshire, USA
I have an iPhone 7 Plus, 256GB Model.
I also have an ipad pro 10.5 2017 running 10.3.3

Since I got second screen replacement at August 2017, I never upgraded my iOS since.

Not only I'm used to older iOS formats, but I love the circle shaped antenna signals, and bottom dock app's name appearing.

1. If you guys were me, would you upgrade to iOS latest version?
2. which benefits can I get from both iphone and ipad with ios12 on it?
If it does what you want and you are comfortable with it, why upgrade ?
 

Knowlege Bomb

macrumors 604
Feb 14, 2008
6,566
2,311
Madison, WI
If it does what you want and you are comfortable with it, why upgrade ?
That’s what OP is asking us.

Check out a feature list for each subsequent iOS release after the one you’re on and ask yourself if any of them are worth it to you. As has been mentioned, there’s a lot of security/bug fix updates that would probably benefit you but in reality you’re probably safe either way.
 
  • Like
Reactions: macintoshmac

MattMJB0188

macrumors 68000
Dec 28, 2009
1,925
426
I always run the most current publicly available OS version on my devices. I don't see any reason not to stay current.
Because before iOS 12, upgrading usually crippled devices. Look at what happened to the poor iPhone 4s on iOS 9. iOS 11 also made the iPhone 6 very slow. It wasn't until last year when iOS 12 came out people finally starting to upgrade.

OP - its probably best to keep your iPhone 7 on its original firmware. Nothing will ever work as good as that, including iOS 12.
 
  • Like
Reactions: anonymous guy

joeblow7777

macrumors 603
Sep 7, 2010
5,995
6,780
Because before iOS 12, upgrading usually crippled devices. Look at what happened to the poor iPhone 4s on iOS 9. iOS 11 also made the iPhone 6 very slow. It wasn't until last year when iOS 12 came out people finally starting to upgrade.

OP - its probably best to keep your iPhone 7 on its original firmware. Nothing will ever work as good as that, including iOS 12.
That’s never been my experience, but I can only speak for myself. I actually did have an iPhone 6 running iOS 11. I think it took a bit of a hit in battery life, but performance was okay in my opinion.
 

MattMJB0188

macrumors 68000
Dec 28, 2009
1,925
426
That’s never been my experience, but I can only speak for myself. I actually did have an iPhone 6 running iOS 11. I think it took a bit of a hit in battery life, but performance was okay in my opinion.
Performance was nowhere as good as it was on the last version of iOS 8.
 

Minorite

macrumors 6502
May 8, 2018
383
87
Poland
Depends... Personally I don't see any sense in 10.3.3 in 2019 except for jailbreak, but if you don't have any sensitive info on your phone (or you don't care if someone will see your Princess Celestia pictures :D ) and you don't have any usability/performace issues then why not?
 
  • Like
Reactions: max2

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
30,614
30,891
Performance was nowhere as good as it was on the last version of iOS 8.
Incorrect. You’re comparing iOS 8 to the latest versions of iOS, which the latest versions have greatly helped the performance of older iPhones, included more security measures than iOS 8 ever could have, and stability is much more fluid than iOS 8 as well. In terms of performance, iOS 8 doesn’t even compare to iOS 12 for example.
 

YourGuardianAngel

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 21, 2019
9
2
Depends... Personally I don't see any sense in 10.3.3 in 2019 except for jailbreak, but if you don't have any sensitive info on your phone (or you don't care if someone will see your Princess Celestia pictures :D ) and you don't have any usability/performace issues then why not?

does jailbreak give some significant advantages still? Back in the days when jailbreaking was popular, it provided something similar to control center, which is now providen by default.
 

Minorite

macrumors 6502
May 8, 2018
383
87
Poland
does jailbreak give some significant advantages still? Back in the days when jailbreaking was popular, it provided something similar to control center, which is now providen by default.
Depends on the use case :) I'm not a specialist in this field, so better ask someone who has a good experince with it (eyoungren, for example) or on Reddit (/r/jailbreak).
 
  • Like
Reactions: max2

MattMJB0188

macrumors 68000
Dec 28, 2009
1,925
426
Incorrect. You’re comparing iOS 8 to the latest versions of iOS, which the latest versions have greatly helped the performance of older iPhones, included more security measures than iOS 8 ever could have, and stability is much more fluid than iOS 8 as well. In terms of performance, iOS 8 doesn’t even compare to iOS 12 for example.
Not correct. I was saying that no device will work as smoothly as it does on its native iOS. iPhone 6 on iOS 8.4 is way better than iPhone 6 on iOS 12. I use it daily. No it’s not more secure but it’s more fluid and faster. Not by much but still enough. That’s why I don’t upgrade and won’t.
 
  • Like
Reactions: max2

thadoggfather

macrumors G4
Oct 1, 2007
10,881
7,792
Oh god no

iOS 10 and 7plus is fantastic performance and battery life. Whether you jailbreak or not stay. Plus you got that now classic CC which I always preferred

The day I upgraded my
7plus was the day I fell out of love with it

Still a nice device but iOS 10 was perfection
 
  • Like
Reactions: max2

YourGuardianAngel

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 21, 2019
9
2
Oh god no

iOS 10 and 7plus is fantastic performance and battery life. Whether you jailbreak or not stay. Plus you got that now classic CC which I always preferred

The day I upgraded my
7plus was the day I fell out of love with it

Still a nice device but iOS 10 was perfection
Yes I agree with you too.

Each iphone is best suited for the latest, but same number ios version at release. Ex) iPhone 5s in 7.1.2 or iPhone 7 at 10.3.3

Also, I enjoy the uniqueness(?) of having old version of ios, potentially affecting higher value in the used market.
 
  • Like
Reactions: max2

QCassidy352

macrumors G4
Mar 20, 2003
10,596
2,714
Bay Area
If it does what you want and you are comfortable with it, why upgrade ?
for security updates, IMO.

iOS 12 is great. Very fast, very stable. There aren't really that many must have features each year now, but there are always small improvements, and iOS 12 is so fast that I can't see any compelling reason NOT to update (possible exception: multitasking on iPad was way better on iOS 10. I really can't stand what they've done to it since).
 

The-Real-Deal82

macrumors 604
Jan 17, 2013
7,851
11,880
Wales, United Kingdom
Yes I agree with you too.

Each iphone is best suited for the latest, but same number ios version at release. Ex) iPhone 5s in 7.1.2 or iPhone 7 at 10.3.3

Also, I enjoy the uniqueness(?) of having old version of ios, potentially affecting higher value in the used market.
If you don’t agree with any of the advice here about updating then it looks like you have your answer. I think you always had your answer to be honest.