iphone 4 & ios 6

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by modular, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. modular macrumors regular

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    Hey there,
    I'm still chugging along with my iphone 4 & ios 4. My contract with att is expired so im free to upgrade, but I don't see any need to.

    my issue is there are a lot of new apps that require ios 5, and soon ios 6. Will my iphone 4 (not 4s) feel slower if i upgrade to 6?
     
  2. Sital macrumors 68000

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  3. modular thread starter macrumors regular

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    cool, sounds good :) I'll give it a try, but now i'm a little worried about the maps. I might wait until google maps shows up in the app store
     
  4. davelanger macrumors 6502a

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    Wait for the 5S and my 4S feels much faster on ios6 so I am sure the 4 will too. BUT if you like google maps, you may not want to upgrade
     
  5. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a

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    When I had my iP4 for the 2 days it was on iOS 6 it felt fast as ever.
     
  6. WeegieMac Guest

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    I have no idea why anyone with an iPhone 4 would choose to update to iOS 6 when they could jailbreak and get more features on iOS 5. I know some people don't like to jailbreak, I'm one of them, but if I were still on an iPhone 4 I'd seriously consider leaving it alone due to the lack of genuine, useful new features.
     
  7. newagemac macrumors 68020

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    The iPhone 4 may not get all of the headline features of iOS6, but there are a TON of little UI improvements littered throughout iOS 6. Most of them aren't really talked about and you only discover them as you use it. There is an over 60 page sticky on this forum detailing many of them and I still find some things here and there that I haven't seen posted yet.

    There were quite a few UI gripes I had with iOS 5 that were improved upon in iOS 6 so it is well worth upgrading in my opinion.
     
  8. WeegieMac Guest

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    Are UI changes worth an update alone though, especially when it lacks the headline features or anything actually useful? Genuine question, not being funny.

    As a 4S owner, updating was a no brainer for me, but when I sit with my wife's iPhone 4 (which she wanted updated to iOS 6) side by side with my 4S I can't help but ask why she bothered.
     
  9. newagemac macrumors 68020

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    It's not like updating is difficult. You don't even have to connect to your computer anymore since it's OTA. UI improvements are very useful as they directly affect how you interact with the phone. Heck, the fact that you don't have to put in a password every time you update an app was worth it alone for me. I also like that iMessage is fully integrated with your phone number if you have Mountain Lion and iOS6. The Mail app has quite a few improvements and I use it ALL the time. Safari in iOS 6 is noticeably faster and the benchmarks back it up.

    Those are just a few of my personal favorites but there are way more things I'm finding I like. Much has changed and improved but because they aren't the headline features they don't get talked about.
     
  10. Junkiphone1 macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible for iPhone 4 with ios6 to be remotely spied on through frequency pairing(or a simple phone call made to target phone) just wondering...
     
  11. Sital macrumors 68000

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    I was jailbroken up until a couple of weeks ago. The tweaks are nice, but some can introduce a little bit of lag (e.g. the quick compose/reply feature of Messages+). The only thing I find myself looking for is the lockscreen notification center of IntelliscreenX, but I don't mind giving it up for a, dare I say it, "snappier" phone.
     
  12. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    The big question is how does iOS 6 affect the battery life on an iPhone 4?
     
  13. Candlelight macrumors 6502a

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    For the first three days my battery life was 20-30% worse off than normal (IE I could normally get through a day from fully charged to maybe 60%, but with iOS 6 I was hitting low 30s, the lowest on Saturday being 29%).

    However since then it seems to have stabilised and I'm getting the normal usage I got prior to upgrading.

    Since I don't use Maps or YouTube very often it really doesn't seem that different from 5.1.1.

    The only bugbear I have is the VIP Mailbox, which clutters up my accounts page and is - given the work I do - 100% irrelevant.
     
  14. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    Before you upgrade, use iFaith to backup your SHSH blobs so you can always downgrade to iOS 4, should you not be happy with iOS 6.
     
  15. modular thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea i updated i 6, and jailbroke it. there's not much software working for it yet, but it'll come around. i'm particularly fond of the jailbreak tethering when im in a crunch and need to send files or something (unlimited data).

    so far, i really like ios6. big difference coming from ios4. maps isnt too bad either.
     
  16. aphexacid macrumors 6502a

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    I have my old iphone 4 that my fiance was using up til now. I just put ios 6 on it. Set it up fresh afterwards. Feels the same as before. Its not sluggish feeling.

    I'd say do the upgrade, but know you may need to set up as new, as restoring from a backup could make it feel crappy or cause problems.
     

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