iPhone4 and iOS6

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nitromaxx, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. nitromaxx macrumors member

    May 15, 2009
    It seems to me that iPhone 4 owners got left out with iOS 6. I'm not seeing anything worth the upgrade. Tell me if I missed something amazing!
  2. Deguello macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
    Turn-by-turn directions in Maps?

    What did you want and not get?
  3. teamjaycub macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2011
  4. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    There are always going to be features from the current OS that don't work on previous models, nor is this unique to phones (though is more noticeable due to the more rapid upgrade cycle).
  5. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
    Not on the 4.
  6. MyRomeo macrumors 6502


    Jul 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
    a few unmentioned things the wife and I have found, vibrate patterns under each alert tone and load of new emoji icons. It also feels more responsive than iOS5 did but that may be due to the clean restore.
  7. Deguello macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
    I was asking what he thought was amazing that he wasn't getting.
  8. Saberon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    Do not disturb and the "Reply with Message" when getting a phone call were enough reason for me.
  9. daveishere macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2008
    not going to bother upgrading my 4 to ios6, runs like a dog under ios5.

    Will wait for my iPhone 5 on Friday to test the new OS out.
  10. sawah macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2010
    I don't have an iPhone 4 but a 3gs and I've had the GM on my phone for a few days now. I'm blow away by how much smoother my phone is. There were a few cool features here and there but my message application not taking ten seconds or more to open after not being rebooted for awhile is clearly worth it to me. I really thought ios6 was going to bog down the 3gs, but honestly it's made my phone way better.

    I may actually not throw it through a window before my upgrade comes up on Oct 13th. :D
  11. bova80 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    those things were in ios5

    I've had ios 6 on my iphone 4 for 5 days now and it runs a lot better then ios 5 did. and no it isn't just in my head.
  12. canuckle macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2011
    For that matter I have the latest iOS 5 and my IP4 is not slow at all.
  13. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
    You didn't really ask, but ok :p.
  14. Shaddow825 macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2006
    Shared photostreams and geofencing for find my friends. Good for those with kids
  15. quid squid macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2008
    los angeles
    things load a lot faster now. i like that you don't have to put your password in every time you update apps.

    iTunes match now streams (instead of downloading all songs to your phone where you would need to delete them manually later - this killed my storage)
  16. Deguello macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
    Don't let those question marks fool you.
  17. cbutters macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2012
    I second this. My iP4 runs great on iOS6 vs iOS5
  18. yegon macrumors 68020

    Oct 20, 2007
    If I wasn't getting a 5, I would have stuck with jailbroken ios5, the few tweaks that I used (Zephyr, Switchy, Activator, NCsettings) were worth far more to me than anything ios6 has to offer. Which is weird, because every previous iOS update has been a big improvement and I could never have gone back.
  19. BFizzzle macrumors 68020


    May 31, 2010
    Austin TX

    you mean
    dont let you you asking what he wants to get out of it AFTER you said "turn by turn...etc.?" fool us ;)

  20. bumblehat macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2012
    Could be faster with iOS6 than 5. I'll find out in about 30 seconds.
  21. illstrumental macrumors regular


    Sep 17, 2012
    Anybody notice that in Maps, when you route and choose transit, it launches your transit app??
  22. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    Based on my first experience with the new maps, I want my google maps back.
  23. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    That the way it works now. Lol
  24. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    I think I will hold off until the Google Maps app is out. Don't see any compelling reasons to upgrade and in fact I LOSE features. No thanks.
  25. Deguello macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
    Again, look at the question mark -- not period -- after that first group of words, there.

    Regardless, imagination or not, 6 seems to running more smoothly than 5 did.

    The Do Not Disturb feature, standing alone, makes the upgrade worth it to me. I have all kinds of alerts set up on my credit cards and they -- AMEX especially -- seem to process those in the middle of the night.

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