To those who are willing to get iPhone 4s, DON'T. Just DON'T.
Unless you're a young kid or a collector, Don't make a purchase with this phone if your purpose is to daily this phone. I'll tell you why.
This phone was released in October 2011 and became widespread in late Oct and November 2011. If you read the specs, obviously you won't touch this phone considering you live in 2018 which is 6 years apart, unless you're clueless about mobile tech or, don't care because, collector.
In real world, this phone barely run apps smoothly, therefore apps support is becoming narrow each year. Again you look at the O/S specs, Yes, you are able to upgrade to the latest iOS 9.3.5, Which is the last iOS update for this phone. I strongly DON'T recommend updating it if you're from iOS 8 and older, except you're already running iOS 9.
iOS 9 is too resource intensive for this phone to run it properly. Especially with those transparent and transition-rich interface.
Running basic apps like settings, gallery (Photos), calculator, memo, etc can run without too much problems. Performance starting to get impacted when you're getting into browsing, surfing App Store, iTunes, Social media, Youtube, and some tasking built in apps. Let alone gaming. You barely can play modern games with it without constant crashing, lagging, etc. Casual games do run quite decent fortunately.
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Traian, 22 Dec 2017Hi, I would like to buy a 4S. Can I keep the 5iOS without upgrading it? Would there be a major... moreUpgrading software is optional. However there'll be updates and notifications popping up quite often asking you to upgrade to latest software version which can be really annoying. If you plan to use older iPhone models like 4s I recommend not updating the software as it'll slow your phone down incredibly ( apple slows old phones down on purpose ).
Hope it was helpful. Merry Christmas!
Hi, I would like to buy a 4S. Can I keep the 5iOS without upgrading it? Would there be a major problem?
Been using this thing for about 4 years now,incredible how well it has served me,i'm looking to buy a new phone sometimes in the future even thou it's as good as the day I bought it,incredible machine. The only reason i'm looking to replace it now is because it struggles to get wifi connections even when you're really close to the source. :(
Anonymous, 13 Dec 2017Try using the iphone 4 in 2017 - the 4s is way betterprobe it if the iphone 4s if compatible in year 2018? i like to bye the iphone 4s if worth it thanks
AnonD-716026, 30 Nov 2017Using this exact phone (as a daily driver) in 2017 is comparable to living in hell.Try using the iphone 4 in 2017 - the 4s is way better
Anonymous, 27 Sep 2017I am using iphone 4s (9.3.5).It become hot while using internet or charging.Can I fix this pro... moreIt's not a downgrade; it's just a downdate. On an iPhone 4S, going from iOS 9.3.5 to iOS 7.1.2 is actually an upgrade.
Using this exact phone (as a daily driver) in 2017 is comparable to living in hell.
I need a way to get upgrades loaded, so I could get my old I-phone 4s to work again. Could someone assist?
Along with iPhone SE, which I own now, this is the best device from Apple.
If u have this phone than u have the best iphone till date feel proud you own a beast.
Anonymous, 30 Oct 2017Anyone knows how to sign out the icloud? I forgot my passwords. I keep on sign out or delete a... moreGo to the app store and scroll to the bottom and press apple id then press sign out
Anyone knows how to sign out the icloud? I forgot my passwords. I keep on sign out or delete account but still the system requires me to key in passwords. And now my iphone 4s cannot download anything and it becomes useless already. Like put it there no use. Anyone can help my situation? Thanks
been using this phone for 5 years now, been replacing the screen twice, but still good for daily usage.
the best phone i've ever use for years
anonymous, 24 Sep 2017guys, just a question. what if your phone have a problem on icloud, how do you fix it?Go to net solutions :)