update to IOS6 before receiving iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tmanto02, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. tmanto02 macrumors 65816

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    IOS6 drops on the 19th, should we update our old phones before receiving our iPhone 5s or wait? :apple::D
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I am for the simple fact there may be some new features that I immediately take advantage of and want it to "back up" on the new phone.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd wait and let the prospective buyer decide if they want iOS6 or not.
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I am giving mine away, so I know he wants IOS6, but if I was selling my old one I wouldn't update. You never know if they want to jailbreak their phone and how long it will take for one to come out for IOS6.....could hurt resell actually.
     
  5. tmanto02 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I was thinking of not updating to ios6 so when I get my iPhone 5 the difference is more significant. Anyone else doing this?
     
  6. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    I plan on setting up as new so it doesn't really matter to me.
     
  7. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    I'm going to upgrade to iOS6 because it's going to create the backup that I'm going to need for the iPhone 5 a few days later and it'll make that process much smoother and faster.

    BJ
     
  8. aquadisiac macrumors 6502

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  9. Powrie macrumors 6502

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    The 5 will come with iOS6
     
  10. newyorksole macrumors 68030

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    Exactly this. iPhone 5 + iOS 6 is gonna be a great experience. Rather get all the goodness on the new phone.
     
  11. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    Your missing it.

    The prospective buyer is the person he'd be selling his old phone to. And that buyer may want to keep ios5 for Jailbreaking or whatever. So if he's selling the phone it might be better to leave ios5 and let them decide if they want to update.
     
  12. illutionz macrumors 65816

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    Are you THE infamous BJ from Bimmerfest forum?
    I lurk in that forum and saw various posts from you... You are extremely entertaining :rolleyes::D
     
  13. zman2100 macrumors regular

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    I'm not updating my iPhone 4S for a couple of reasons. First, I like to experience all the new features for the first time on the new phone. But really, the main reason is that it's jailbroken right now and when I sell it I'll sell it as a jailbroken phone since that tends to beef up the value a bit since it will be unlockable with gevy sim.if I end up selling it to someone who wants it updated first then I'll certainly comply.
     
  14. Appleseeds macrumors regular

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    I didn't read anywhere that the OP said they were selling the old one.
     
  15. Trippinbillie06 macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to restore from a backup that was made from iOS 5.1 onto a phone with iOS 6? Or must they be the same version?
     
  16. Appleseeds macrumors regular

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    The iOS version needs to be the same.
     
  17. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    Well of course. Since I own the best, most cutting-edge car it stands to reason I'd fill it with the best, most-cutting edge telephony, no?

    BJ
     

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