Those keeping your 4S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by puma1552, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    Are you going to update to iOS6?

    When I had my 3G and I upgraded to iOS4, it pretty much ruined the phone. I'm now pretty hesitant to upgrade the software as they become more demanding, when my 4S runs iOS5 just the way it was designed to.
     
  2. 725032 Guest

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    I will be upgrading my 4S to ios6

    Still havent decided if i'll get the new iphone. Will see what wednesday brings
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    My 4s will definitely go to iOS 6
    Haven't decided on the new phone yet though
     
  4. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    Nah I'll wait for a jailbreak for it first.

    My jail broken 4S can already do all the stuff iOS6 offers and the extra stuff apple will be offering I don't need
     
  5. mytakeontech macrumors 6502a

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    Will only upgrade to iOS when iOS 6 JB is out.
     
  6. m00min macrumors 6502

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    I'll wait for a jailbreak and also to see how it runs for others before I update.
     
  7. ewils19 macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely. Your 3G was 2 generations behind the 4 and the 4s will only be 1 generation behind the 5 so I doubt it will ruin the phone.
     
  8. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    Absolutely--IOS5 really did not run well on my 3GS but IOS5 was several OS updates after I bought the 3GS--I'm confident my 4S will run fine on IOS 6.
     
  9. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 601

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    That's a valid point, but I don't think I can expect iOS6 to run as well as iOS5? It may not be as bad as iOS4 on the 3G, but it's probably going to be more demanding on my 4S than iOS5?
     
  10. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    iOS 6 does NOT make the 4S slow; if anything, performance is better. I've used all four betas and performance was great, even on the 1st one. Don't be hesitant because it's still a great upgrade for the 4S.
     
  11. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    Possibly, but I'll wait for a jailbreak most likely. (iphone 4 here)
     
  12. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    The 4S should run iOS 6 fine, as it's only the next generation OS after its natively installed one. 7&8 might cause slowdowns though.
     
  13. blufire95 macrumors member

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    I am really excited for all the new features :)
    iOS 6 will be on its release day on my iPhone ;)
    I think there's no reason to stay @iOS 5.1.1
     
  14. xnickitynickx macrumors regular

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    I'll definitely upgrade. It was written with most features for it in mind.
    I'm looking forward to it.
     
  15. Gatecrasher1875 macrumors member

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    The 4S should be able to take the updates OS no problem. Its the older phones that may slow down a bit as that what happened with my 3GS when iOS 5 came out.
     
  16. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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  17. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    I'll get the update as soon as I get the notification for an ota update.
     
  18. WeegieMac Guest

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    iOS 6 runs as smooth, if not smoother, than iOS 5 on the iPhone 4S.

    This is from personal experience using all four betas.

    No slowdown, no glitchy animations, no stuttering frame rates.

    Remember, that dual core A5 has been in the iPhone 4S as the premium CPU far less time than the A4 was left in the 4, it's not been pushed anywhere near it's limit yet, mainly due to the iPhone 4 being catered for in terms of app compatibility.

    The mistake of iOS 4 on the 3G will never be repeated, mainly as we're now using Dual Core CPU's and the OS has matured. At the time of the 3G it was a very underpowered phone for what Apple wanted iOS to become.
     
  19. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

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    I will be updating my phone but not my iPad 2. It does not seem like there is enough of a benefit to upgrade the iPad to risk slowing it down.
     
  20. WeegieMac Guest

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    It won't slow down your iPad 2.

    The CPU is the same, and the quad core GPU is only there to power the quadruple amount of pixels on the display.

    iOS 6 will run identically on both iPad 2 and 3, and I own an iPad 3.
     
  21. Furifo macrumors 6502

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    I don't think anyone has to fear about a performance hit on the 4S running iOS6. The 4S seems to be handling iOS6 very smoothly based on what I've read.

    Remember, the A5 chip in the 4S is very powerful. Even the A4 chip in the iPhone 4 which is relatively weak compared to the A5 seems to be handling iOS6 just fine.
     
  22. WeegieMac Guest

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    Spot on.
     
  23. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You won't be able to do an ota update from ios 5 to 6.0
    You will have to use iTunes.
     
  24. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    #25

    In iOS5 I notice a lag when you swipe to spotlight search for the first time.

    Does it still happen on iOS 6?
     

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