Update my iPhone 5 to iOS 7.0.4? or stay with iOS 6.1.4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KingJames123, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. KingJames123 macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2013
    Hey everyone i am not sure if i should update my iphone 5 to the latest ios? I have heard people saying it slows down your phone? What are the drawbacks of updating to the latest ios? Would i be able to use a third party charger?
  2. kh3khalid macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2012
    I guess it would slow an iPhone 4, but not an iPhone 5.

    My friend has iOS7 installed on his 5, and it's as fast as my 5s.
  3. KingJames123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2013
    thx for ur reply. can i use a third party charger?
  4. kh3khalid macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2012
    If it's certified yeah. I think you need to check the package or ask the seller before buying.
  5. LaynieGorilla macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2011
    Upgrade. I use third party chargers with mine. But they aren't five dollars chargers either.
  6. jonAppleSeed macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2013
    Good night, sweet prince
  7. Jambalaya macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2013
    I would say yes upgrade. Apple chargers are cheap enough why use a third party one given the value of the phone ?

    I've been on iOS7 since day 1 on my 4S and it's been great. You may wish to turn off some of the features, like animation and background app updates, but you can research the various threads here on the reasons for doing so or not.
  8. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    You should consider selling your iPhone 5 with 6.1.4 on it.

    There are some disturbed people out there who are obsessively fighting progress and sticking with iOS 6. These people, especially ones who upgraded to 7 by mistake, will likely pay good money for an un-upgraded iPhone 5, since there's no way to go back once you upgrade to iOS 7.

    Take advantage of their desperation and make a few bucks!

    (post written entirely with tongue-in-cheek ;) )


    Sure, but if you end up dead, don't be too surprised.



    Stick with genuine chargers. C'mon, they're not that expensive.
  9. thekb, Dec 18, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2013

    thekb macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2010

    I got a replacement iphone 5 with 6.1.4 on it and am debating about whether to:
    1. upgrade to ios 7 so I can use my previous backup
    2. keep 6.1 and manually rebuild everything or
    3. sell

    I tried searching ebay to see what brand new (or unused refurbished) iphone 5s with ios 6 are selling for, but I wasn't able to find what I was looking for. Anyone know what they are worth on ebay to an ios 7 luddite? :D

    PS - I'd forgotten how pretty the icons used to be.

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