IPhone 4s for 6 months?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Indian Devil, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. Indian Devil macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2014
    Hi everyone
    I would like to know weather iPhone 4s would still be good for six odd months while I wait for 6s?

    I am not a heavy user, whatsapp, tapatalk, surfing and a few e-shopping apps are what I run on my phone nothing else really.

    Would 4s still be good?

    I am from India and new 4s are available here and think they will come with iOS 6, will it be better to keep it at 6 or updating to newer version is better?

    5s is not an option as I don't want to put too much money into it now and would rather save money for November when the new version is launched in India. I previously was considering (last year) getting 5s but then thought better to wait for newer version which unfortunately came in bigger size which I didn't wanted so I skipped that but now I think if still 4" isn't launched this year then I will get a 6s so need a backup till then.

    Plan to order it by today evening so quick help would be great.

  2. soundweave macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2010
    It works great for me! Running those apps should be fine, it's not really that slow either! Might not be as fast as a 5 or 6 but it's really not that bad. Takes about 5 seconds to load facebook app, I'm on iOS7.

    I would avoid updating to iOS8 but iOS7 is still quick on my 4S. I don't know if you can still get iOS7 though.

    I think it would be a good choice for you to get it!
  3. kylera macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2010
    If your uses are basic, then I would go for it. Of course, the next question is: how much are you going to pay for it?
  4. Indian Devil thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2014
    I am going to pay 14.5k Indian Rupees about $230.
    OK thanks mate, that's good to know. I hope I can get one with iOS 6 or 7 and not iOS 8.
  5. bigdaddy223 macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2014
  6. sunking101 macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2013
    How come?
  7. mgipe macrumors demi-god


    Oct 6, 2009
    The 4S will suit your purposes just fine. You may even decide to keep it longer than six months.
  8. fairyin macrumors newbie


    Apr 23, 2015
    4s cannt run higher ios system

    dude,u know what i feel now?i regret to spend so much cash to buy 4s 2 years ago,cuz it cannt even run ios 6,now i can only use this phone to call and text.
    many useful apps cannt be installed on my poor ios 5.
    well,this is my own opinion,just for your reference.
  9. shoerofi macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2015
    Upgrade to the latest firmware, and you are ready to go.
  10. clukas macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2010
    In the long term 6-months is not very long. I would suggest save your money, wait and get yourself a newer iPhone which will last for longer (in terms of iOS lifecycle). I am due for an upgrade next month, however will keep my iPhone 5 and wait until the next-gen is out. Sometimes waiting is worth it.
  11. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Running 7.1.2 on my iPhone 4S, and have no plans to upgrade until it dies on me. Does everything as it should.
  12. Indian Devil thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2014
    Mixed opinions have got me confused, now thinking of sticking with my Android till the new version is released.

    Thanks you guys
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    He is thinking, in error, they are going to go straight to the iPhone 7! LOL!:p

    Just plain not going to happen.:cool:
  14. nordique macrumors 6502a

    Oct 12, 2014

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