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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jul 06, 2008
    Late-adopter: upgrade to 7.1 or wait for 8?
    I have an iPhone 5 running ios 6. I like it. (This was my first iPhone and my first smartphone - though I'm a lifelong Mac user.)

    When ios 7 came out, I had heard some complaints about battery life, etc., so I thought I'd wait for the dust to settle.

    But now WWDC is announcing ios 8 and I'm wondering:
    a) leave my phone on ios 6
    b) upgrade to ios 7 now and hold off on 8
    c) ignore 7 and wait for 8

    Any thoughts? I'm concerned that 8 might be buggy, or that my iPhone 5 won't be so quick running 8 (or 7).

  2. #2

    osxx's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 19, 2008
    houston texas
    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    I find that when devices and computers are kept up to date with the current OS or iOS they have little to no problems when updating to a newer OS.
    My iPhone 5 has had no issues running 7.1 and all the added benefits .

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    MYmacROX's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 17, 2009
    2008 15" MBP Yosemite, 2012 21.5" iMac Yosemite
    iPhone 5 here running iOS 7 since it was released. Always do the updates and everything is working great. I agree with member osxx keeping up to date will only help you with the transition to 8 in the Fall.
    64GB iPhone 6, 64GB iPad Air 2.

    Reminder: Please include your Mac's specs. This will make it much easier for the other members to assist you.

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    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    When ios 7 came out, I had heard some complaints about battery life, etc., so I thought I'd wait for the dust to settle.
    Don't believe everything you hear. Update your iPhone 5 now to iOS 7.1 and enjoy all the extra benefits. When iOS 8 is available, your update will be a lot smoother. I'm running 7.1 on my iPhone 5c and the battery life is fine.

  5. #5
    I'm trying to think of a single good reason to NOT update to 7.1 and I can't think of any. It just seems a bit nutty to avoid updates, for security reasons if nothing else ...

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