To update an old 4S to 8.3 or leave on 7.1.2?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by dj1891, May 6, 2015.

  1. dj1891 macrumors regular

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    #1
    I am planning on giving my old 4S to my mother, at the moment its on 7.1.2, seems to work OK with no major lagging etc. Should I update it to 8.3 or leave as is?
     
  2. iRoRo macrumors regular

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    +1
    Most stable on iOS 8 yet with decent battery lifecycle.
     
  3. pacorob macrumors 65816

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    I didn't update my iPhone 4s to iOS8.1 earlier and i don't think 8.3 will be any quicker. I would advise to keep it running iOS 7.1.2 as i'm also having on my old iPhone 4s. Especially other apps then the build in Apple apps are much slower at least what i've seen in videos and realtime at a colleague which also has a iPhone 4s running 8.1 (at the time). I can ask if he thinks if 8.3 is any better.
     
  4. fardeenah macrumors regular

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  5. saudor macrumors 6502

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    leave it on 7.1.2 for sure unless she wants to use the new features like handoff, etc
     
  6. Jsameds macrumors 68030

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    Find someone with the same phone on 8.3 and do some tests.
     
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  8. Ultra AleM macrumors 6502a

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    If you do not care about the new features, do not update. The 4S is a disadvantaged phone (only 512MB of RAM).
     
  9. ipooed macrumors 6502

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    If it ain't broke..... Stay on 7.1.2
     
  10. James035 macrumors member

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  11. MarcusCarpenter macrumors 6502a

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    #13
    It will be, if you upgrade ;) ha
     

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