iPhone 4 owners - will you upgrade to iOS6 if you're getting iPhone 5?

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  1. AppFanGirl macrumors newbie

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    If you are in the process of getting an iPhone 5, will you go through the process to upgrade your existing iPhone to iOS6? Is there any benefit to doing the upgrade if you plan to ditch your phone in a few days?
     
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    I've updated to iOS6 on my 4S and I will be upgrading to the 5 next month.
     
  4. johnparjr macrumors 6502a

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    Yep so I can play with the new iOS for a few days before my phone arrives
     
  5. shmonkus macrumors member

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    Yep, I'm selling my 4 on Saturday as been given a healthy amount for it, and as the person I am selling it to is a technophobe, figured it would be a good idea for it to be as up to date as possible!
     
  6. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Unless he wants to jailbreak it, then you screwed him.
     
  7. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely. I want to mess around with iOS 6 before my new iPhone 5 gets in this Friday.
     
  8. shmonkus, Sep 19, 2012
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    shmonkus macrumors member

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    How so? I'm genuinely intrigued how upgrading to OS6 will screw him on the phone. Unless you are referring to the maps application and Youtube, I see your point though.

    He doesn't intend to jailbreak it, I've unlocked it so he can use it on any carrier of his choice so he just needs to put his SIM into the device
     
  9. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    Leaving my iPhone 4 at 5.1.1 with 1.59 baseband until iOS6 gets Jailbroken.
     
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    Yes, then the phone is going to Gazelle on Friday once I get my new phone :)
     
  12. STITCHES macrumors member

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    No, I will not because some of the things I want to try like Flyover, Panorama, and navigation wont work on my 4. My 5 will be here Friday so I'll try it out then. I will also lose my jailbreak. I'm turning in my AT&T iPhone 4 into Sprint for a nice credit that will offset my bill for a couple of months.
     
  13. TC400 macrumors 6502a

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    YEs the 4 and iPad 2 will be betting updated.
     
  14. hobx macrumors regular

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    I would recommend it. The GM brought my 4 back up to IOS4 speed levels. (no scientific assement there, its just a lot snappier than IOS5).
     
  15. tek210 macrumors regular

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    Mine is JB and will be keeping it as a backup, but I think I will still be updating so I can check out some of the new features. Will be a long wait for the JB package to be available on the 5. Going to be strange using it in the standard format.
     
  16. MrAgileBeast macrumors regular

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    I've been rocking the betas on my iPhone

    But my phone is drugedly slow at times

    Aww well it's old and getting the 5 on Friday !
     
  17. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I may be wrong, but don't you have to have the same IOS version to do a restore? So if you want to restore your new phone from the old one, you would have to be running IOS6?
     
  18. Inf4life macrumors regular

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    Will be updating my iPhone 4 and iPad 2 in the next 2ish hours. Have the 5 coming on Friday as well. I like to be semi familiar with the new OS before I get a new device.
     
  19. JesalTV Guest

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    This!
     
  20. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    This would be my concern as well...
     
  21. richpuer macrumors 6502

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    if he is such a technophobe, why is he buying an outdated old phone? just curious. those are the type of people camping first in line
     
  22. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    better safe than sorry....so i will be updating for that reason alone.
     
  23. shmonkus macrumors member

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    Because he's about to go travelling for 2 years, and it makes sense to have an old phone rather than risking a brand new phone when travelling the far east.
     
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