Be a bit clever will you people ? If ios 9 is too big for iphone 4s, then why release it for 4s ? Apple should know this since they only have 7 iphone (4s, 5, 5s, 5c, 6, 6s, 6s+) devices to test unlike any other manufacturers, who by the way have tons of devices they themselves wouldn't bother updating the software for mid-low devices (I'm looking at you samesung).
Apple clearly bring their marketing skills to a new lows.
And seriously, you people should stop fanboy-ing a certain manufacturer since they only care about your hard-earned cash! They have their eyes fixed on your wallet so STOP caring so much about something that doesn't really care about you! Get a life! Real life!
Ron_Brown13, 30 Dec 2015This is actually sad, how can people complain that there nearly 5 year old device is running s... moreIt's because the update is shoved in their faces with no way to downgrade it. Apple made people's phones worse without warning, and don't give the option to turn it back.
Lex79, 30 Dec 2015Right, so your saying that the limited and brief software support offered by oem's in the Andr... moreWell yes. Apple is being sued because they gave the update, in other words they shouldn't have given the update.
mob master, 30 Dec 2015Then why they r gone to Court??? LolThat kind of surprises me as well. Last thing I checked, most rich people won't really have the time or patience for that - they'll just buy a new phone and carry on with life.
Then again, not every iPhone user was born with a silver spoon. That may probably explain a few things.
lmao i can't stop laughing, still thinking android is shit? Like really, no ability to cancel os update on iphone? wow. Well to be honest, slowdowns mostly are in android too, but you can install update or skip. Custom Os almost never makes your phone slow, but yeah, older OS makes phone faster overall, but newier version adds a lot features and fixes so yeah.
charlie, 30 Dec 2015Old phone? You can still buy it new from the store. So even if the model is old...you can stil... moreThat's irrelevant, it doesn't change the fact that the updates will take a toll on the device.
Now I would love to see Apple being made to take some "perceptible" action in this regard and not grease the plaintiff with lots of out of court dough.
Old hardware can't keep up with new software, simple as that. iPhone 5 runs perfectly on iOS 9.2 3 years after release. The performance gap between iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 is just too big.
In my opinion Apple has only a handful of devices and it is 100% intentional if the update slows down an older device. They have enough resources to test and optimize the next update for each device, even exclude some features if they decide it will impact performance. This will also be an invitation to upgrade to a newer version, and a lot more subtle one. Doing what they do is a choice and it should have consequences. I hope this lawsuit succeeds and teaches them a lesson. On the other hand the situation with Android is not good, either. My 1st gen Moto G will probably never get Android 6.0 even though it is less than 3 years old and its hardware can run the new version. Gone are the promises of great future support with stock android. Microsoft is also slow to release Windows Phone 10 for older Lumia phones, even if the latest ones have worse specs.
Muthu, 30 Dec 2015Hey, no problem. I will live with IOS 8, instead of updating it to IOS 9 and screw it up furth... more...on the Priv, I'm still very much in doubt there, currently leaning towards NOT going for it. See the other thread and the dialogue with Юлия (Or "Julia" if you go for the western version)
mob master, 30 Dec 2015I think its better not to give updates rather then giving updates and make device unusable. An... moreRight, so your saying that the limited and brief software support offered by oem's in the Android world is a good thing??????
Also, you never heard of an android device becoming unstable after an update........really?????.........no seriously, really??????
Chen, 30 Dec 2015Put a sock in it, HonestRealist, We all know u're an iFan. But like you said, iPhone 4s owner... moreAndroid 5.1 runs with 30-60 fps în 512MB RAM,browser never crashes,30-60 fps în games and is totaly smooth,but ok i'm talking about cynanogen mod and PAC ROM
Ipad 3 32wifi. Is acting just like 20yo pc
5-10second responds on keyboard cannot use side menus most of time
Its slower than ever ! Fuck you apple allways doing same ! NOTHING NEW !
Honest Realist, 30 Dec 2015You expected to buy a phone and still be relevant 4 years later? I don't think "Apple" is the ... more4years before, I dint buy this phone on free of cost. I paid for this phone, and buying a new phone is my own interest, who are you or Apple to decide my wish. When you release an update, it should enhance the device, it should not degrade it. If you cant enhance a 4years old device, then don't do it. Why do you want to showcase that, Apple still supports 4 years old devices. And I dont expect Jesus to knock my door.
Honest Realist, 30 Dec 2015Really? Well then you must be using a fake, or still running iOS 9.1 beta 1 because that's the... morePut a sock in it, HonestRealist, We all know u're an iFan.
But like you said, iPhone 4s owners should be LUCKY this phone (that came out in 2011) was even considered for iOS 9.X.
Old phones (by today's terms, old is considered 2 years) are LUCKY to get any iteration of a new OS (Android included).
And w/ the outdated specs on them, of course they'll lag.
Brynn, 30 Dec 2015Apple even faked the signal strength bars, then they got caught out with it on iPhone 4 with s... moreSir, they didn't fake the signal bar issue at all.. Steve Jobs may have said your holding it wrong but that's still basically saying, hey there's an issue there. Plus that was 6 years ago.. I like how people seem to hate on apple because they seem to know what the consumer wants... And no I'm not a fan boy lol i m using a oneplus X to write this. I just have had the experience to see both sides.
Lex79, 30 Dec 2015If you buy a flagship maybe. Though I'd say your only ever guaranteed one, and are lucky to ge... moreI think its better not to give updates rather then giving updates and make device unusable. Android oems not updating its mobiles very often. But i never heard tht after update device become unusable for day to day work.
For normal user who do whatsApp- fb,browsing,plays games,i don't think he o she will be affected if they don't get any update in Android.
ethereal, 30 Dec 2015Never knew even iPhones do lag too. Since, till date, the term "lag" used to be associated onl... moreUnethical eh? If your still using a 4s then expect lag, users complain either way if it wasn't updated to the latest firmware or if it is a lags, both are reasons to upgrade... There's no working around if your using a 5 year old device then your going to need to upgrade soon..