iPhone 4S

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  1. Liquinn, Jan 23, 2016
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    Will Apple support the 4S and the iPad 2 with iOs 10?
     
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    What does that mean?????
     
  3. nj1266 macrumors 6502a

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    No. iOS 9 is probably the last iOS for these dinosaurs.
     
  4. colorfuel macrumors member

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    While iOS 9 runs on the iPhone 4S, the experience made me switch to an iPhone 5. My iPhone 4S will go back to iOS 6 as soon as a jailbreak for iOS 9.2.1 or iOS 9.3 is available.
     
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    I guess this: y iPhone 4S will go back to iOS 6 as soon as a jailbreak for iOS 9.2.1 or iOS 9.3 is available. :)
     
  6. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    No one here can know for sure, but it would be surprising to me if devices with only 512 MB of RAM could run iOS 10. It's amazing that they can even run 9. One thing that I commend Apple on is their support of older devices.
     
  7. bufffilm, Jan 23, 2016
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    I laughed because what in the world made you upgrade a 4s, a device with only 512mb RAM, to ios9 and then expect it to run well. had you left it on ios6 or ios7, you would have been fine.

    [it seems, just replying 'LOL' is frowned upon by the mods even though my intent was not malicious.]
     
  8. bbrks, Jan 23, 2016
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    Hmmm, forgive me, but despite the fact that what you said does make sense, you have to understand that most of us like to have the latest IOS. So, to laugh about it...well, not exactly friendly, wouldn't you say.:)
    Anyhow, to the OP, it seams that 9.2.1 works fine with 4S...why don't you try it, you don't have anything to lose, right :)

    You can read about it here:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads...9-2-1-rivals-ios-8-4-1-on-a5-devices.1951708/
     
  9. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    I have the 5S and the 6S Plus... to think when apple release the 7 the 4S will be worth even less. :(
     
  10. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    Well, that is the fact, nothing we can do about it, but it can still have a purpose...I still have my old iphone4 on 7.1.2 as backup, not worth much but still perfectly usable phone, so why not.
     
  11. bufffilm, Jan 23, 2016
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    the real root of the problem is that Apple provides no way of downgrading even if the user accepts any proviso that it would then fall outside of "official support". it's criminal how Apple forces you to update even if you may not want to.

    For example, if you have some software problem with your iphone or ipad, one of the things Apple support will do in their troubeshooting is wipe the device and put the current "supported" iOS on it. So soneone who was happily using a 4s on iOS6 will be forced to iOS9 if the usual steps to fix something don't work.

    when I got my hands on my sister's ipad3 a few weeks ago and saw she was running iOS 8.41, I laughed about it, and asked her why...she said she upgraded because one app (i think it was a publication or something related to publications) required iOS 8.

    as a result of putting ios8 on her ipad3, running an app update took nearly 8 minutes when the same update on my ipad2 on ios7 took under 2min.
     
  12. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    Well, this is not going to change ever, so ....
     
  13. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    What's not?
     
  14. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    This:

    the real root of the problem is that Apple provides no way of downgrading even if the user accepts any proviso that it would then fall outside of "official support". is criminal how Apple forces you to update even if you may not want to.

    For example, if you have some software problem with your iphone or ipad, one of the things Apple support will do in their troubeshooting is wipe the device and put the current "supported" iOS on it. So soneone who was happily using a 4s on iOS6 will be forced to iOS9 if the usual steps to fix something don't work.
     
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    I will say my 4S is about as fast on iOS 5.1.1 as my 5S is on 7.1.2 and my 6S on 9.0.2. But my 3Gs is the fastest on iOS 3.1.3.
     
  18. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    Not necessarily. My iPhone 6 runs as well if not better on iOS 9 than it did on its original iOS 8. I always keep my devices up to date with the lastest OS, and even after 2-3 years they're usually performing fine.
     

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