Why should I upgrade my iPhone 4 to IOS5?

rtrembley

Apple is promoting a new version of the iPhone operating system, IOS5 which is due in a month. When IOS4 came out, it could be installed on older iPhones, slowing them down, and making them more difficult to use. Why would I want to upgrade my iPhone 4 to IOS5? Will it slow my phone down? Will I be able to retrograde back to the current version (IOS 4.2)?

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jimlynch
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Hi rtrembley,

I upgraded mine and so far it's been quite good. I have not run into noticeable bugs or slowdown.

But here's a link to a complete feature list for iOS 5. Take a look and think it over before making a decision to upgrade. It may not have anything in particular that you'd need or appreciate. If that's the case then it might be a good idea to pass on this upgrade. You can always change your mind later if you want and it'll give others time to test it out and see how it works. Plus Apple will no doubt come out with an update at some point that might squish any bugs in it.

Here's the features list:

http://www.apple.com/ios/features.html

dbrown
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The iPhone 5 is due soon, and will presumably ship with IOS5. It's rumored to have a faster cpu than the iPhone 4, so I wouldn't upgrade my iPhone 4 until IOS5 has been out for a month or so, just to make sure Apple gets it running ok on the iPhone 4 without slowing it down too much.

 

What new features does IOS5 bring?

1) Android-style notification messages (they don't interrupt what you're doing on the iPhone)

2) ties into iCloud service for streaming your music collection to your phone

3) Twitter integration helps Twitter to work with new apps

4) fixes to the Camera, and photo editing is built-in feature

5) wireless updates, so you don't have to sync to your computer

6) finally, a to-do list

 

So I'm excited about IOS5, but still patient enough to want to see if it works ok on other people's iPhone 4s before I load IOS5 on my own iPhone.

Eva-lena Vechturieza

Why does my iPhone handset say sometimes iOS 5 is required but not tell you how,what to do ???? Plz help kind regards EVA-LENA :/

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