Should I buy an Iphone 5 running IOS 6 ?

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  1. Math889 macrumors 65816

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    I want to buy an iphone 5 , its a nice phone and I love the design . Especially the black color . I dont care about IOS updates for it. I will problably wont update to IOS 9 . I will stay in IOS 6.1.3
     
  2. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    Those were the days - when the Calendar App actually had both character and function - instead of the current dimensionless version.
     
  3. azentropy macrumors 68000

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    If you can find one and don't really care about the security risks and that most newer apps don't work on it any more then sure. On the plus side what does work will run MUCH MUCH smoother than 7, 8 or 9.
     
  4. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816

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    The phone is great. Looks great in its stealth black and all. However you're gonna be at great risks with not being on newer updates. Also you won't be able to download newer apps that require iOS 7 or newer.

    Other then That the phone is wonderful. Can I ask why not an iPhone SE in space grey?
     
  5. got556 macrumors 6502

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    I have been looking for a slate iP5 on iOS 6 for a while. Would love to get one w/out paying out the wazoo for it. I'm a collector (not on a serious scale, just want every iPhone to display and play around with). I loved the slate color of the iP5 and the way it would wear with use was a bit artistic in itself.
     
  6. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    I'd get one for the nostalgia. At this point there are too many additional features and security updates that would have me using this as my daily driver. That said, I am unsure security is much of a concern unless you lose the phone anyway.
     
  7. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    It's going to be very hard to find one, at least an affordable one. But I say if you can find one go for it! I've been looking for one for ages and couldn't find it.
     
  8. Superspeed500 macrumors regular

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    The biggest concern you should have in my opinion is the potentialy security holes in the OS.
     
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    Speaking about those security holes - Apple lets them in all the time

    "Apple has now been affected by the worst security snafu in iOS history when it found that hundreds of apps, mostly in the Chinese App Store, have malicious code in them, called “XcodeGhost.”"
     
  10. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    For what it's worth, if you ever tire of iOS 6, the iPhone 5 runs iOS 9 wonderfully.
     
  11. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    Haha, that's why I want one too. I do have an iPod Touch 4th Gen on iOS 6.1.3 that I occasionally pull out and play with just for nostalgia's sake :D
     
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    I never had an iPhone prior to the 6s...what do you reckon is a good price for a clean condition ip5 16gb with a fair battery?
     
  13. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    If you look on eBay, they run from 800-1000. Too pricey for my liking, but if you have the money and really want it, I guess it's okay.
     
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    bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    Used of course...no way would I buy a new one for that price.

    Surprised that they still hold respectable value for a 4 yr old phone...
     
  16. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    posted the wrong link - try this again

    really strange because the link jumps to a different page than the one showing new @ $270
     
  17. bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    I would never buy a new 5 at this point...too much money for a 4 year tech device.

    But what's a reasonable price for a used one?
     
  18. akash.nu macrumors 68000

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    Why do you want to stay on an older version of the OS again?!
     
  19. bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    6.1.3 was JB-able for the OP
     
  20. akash.nu macrumors 68000

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    Even the last iOS version had a jail break.
     
  21. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Seems like there's a simple answer: you should buy it, if you want to buy it.
     
  22. bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    I'm not sure what you mean to say here

    / shrug/
     
  23. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    FaceTime won't work on iOS 6. That's the reason I updated mine to iOS 7.
     
  24. akash.nu macrumors 68000

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    Weren't you saying that iOS 6 can be jail broken?!
     

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