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Iphone 4 and IOS 7.1.1- Lag?


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Hi,

My brother has a Iphone 4 and he said that ever since updating to 7.1.1 his phone slightly lags (e.g. when swiping, opening apps). Is this true? Has anyone else who owns the iPhone 4 experienced this?

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He probably is seeing a little bit of lag on the animations on an iPhone 4, this is probably due to the weaker GPU used than the iPhone 5-on up have.

Have him run through these tips:

How to speed up iOS 7: quick fixes to make older iPhones run faster - How to - Macworld UK

In particular the bit about the graphics. Those in combination will likely make a noticeable difference.
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Thanks for the tips!

But dam, just 3 years and a phone becomes laggy because of a new IOS. Imagine 5 or 6 years, probably cannot use it to surf most of the sites.

Do you know if it's still possible to surf the web with the iTouch 1st generation?
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I still have my iPod Touch 1st Gen. It surfs the Web But it's slow! Mobile browsers have come a LONG way since the first IOS and first Touch!
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You should try a first generation iPhone, have got one knocking about. Pretty much all the use you can get from it now is sending texts and making/ receiving calls.
It's only been 7 years since the first iPhone and that was incredible at the time even without the app store back then.
As dtravis says, things have moved forward at an exceptional rate.

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I have my first generation iPod Touch connected to a little FM transmitter and I run the TuneIn app to broadcast streaming audio through my house. Still works like a charm.
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It's not like Apple radically revamps iOS every year or anything. We're likely now in a plateau phase for a bit, I should think.
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From one perspective- The rate at which phones will become obsolete is slowed down from it's exponential rate. It initially grew at an exponential rate due to it's infancy in the market.

However, from a business perspective- It is a very competitive mobile phone market, every company wants to innovate ahead of the trend. Therefore, from this ideology, phones will quickly become obsolete.

It's a question of which perspective will become a reality.
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You should try a first generation iPhone, have got one knocking about. Pretty much all the use you can get from it now is sending texts and making/ receiving calls.
It's only been 7 years since the first iPhone and that was incredible at the time even without the app store back then.
As dtravis says, things have moved forward at an exceptional rate.

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Are you being reasonably serious about that statement? You cannot do anything besides texting? Cannot search many websites at all with the iPhone 1st Gen?
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Thanks for the tips!

But dam, just 3 years and a phone becomes laggy because of a new IOS. Imagine 5 or 6 years, probably cannot use it to surf most of the sites.

Do you know if it's still possible to surf the web with the iTouch 1st generation?
The first generation iOS devices are stuck with iOS 5 as the highest version and they work fine. iOS 7 is the last version that iPhone 4 will be able to run and it will stuck on that forever..

Newer versions of iOS will likely require iPhone 4S or 5 as the minimum..

So regardless of how far ahead iOS goes, certain generation of devices will be stuck with the versions that makes sense on them and they will continue to function without any problems..

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But dam, just 3 years and a phone becomes laggy because of a new IOS. Imagine 5 or 6 years, probably cannot use it to surf most of the sites.
Considering that most mobile contracts top out at 3 years, this isn't really much of a issue.

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Most US carriers are now moving away from contracts. But of course if they provide a subsidy for the device, they're going to want you to hang around for awhile.
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