Should I DL iOS 5?

Marketgarden

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Hey guys,
I just got a iphone 4 and I was looking at DLing ios 5 to get the new features and Siri. I was just concerned because I am very happy with the current battery life of my phone. Would upgrading the OS drain my battery a lot faster? and is it worth upgrading overall? thanks alot!
 

BoxerGT2.5

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Hey guys,
I just got a iphone 4 and I was looking at DLing ios 5 to get the new features and Siri. I was just concerned because I am very happy with the current battery life of my phone. Would upgrading the OS drain my battery a lot faster? and is it worth upgrading overall? thanks alot!

You won't get siri with iOS 5, it's only on the 4s. To answer your question, no I wouldn't DL 5 yet. It is by far the buggiest itineration of iOS I think I've ever used.
 

lelisa13p

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Mar 6, 2009
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My iPhone 4 and 1st Gen iPad say NO! :eek:

If you don't need the Notification Center or iCloud functions, there's not much else that's worth the beating that everything else has been taking, especially battery performance. I wish I'd waited & I've never said that before about any upgrade in 3 years.

I'm giddy with delight that my iPhone 3Gs is being used out of town and upgrading was not possible because it's not here. :rolleyes:

EDIT: I should qualify this by saying that I do not use iCloud for anything other than Find My iPhone/iPad/iPod, previously handled by MobileMe. If iCloud functions were important to me, then I might feel differently about my level of aggravation re: battery drain. I suppose the wise thing is to wait for the next update & hope this issue will be improved.
 
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NJFP

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Feb 18, 2009
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Another YES vote. iPad 1, and iPhone 4, both with iOS5 and I love it. Yes, the battery life is worse on my phone, but it's a small trade off for iOS5.
 

JetBlack7

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Nothing is perfect, not even IOS. But since I upgraded to IOS 5 it's like i'm using a brand new phone, it's awesome.
 

bmcgrath

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Download away. iOS5 is pretty solid. Far less bugs than iOS4 when it came out and the previous versions for that matter. There's also a lot of nice small subtle changes which are pleasant to use.
 
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