ios 8 iphone 4sSo iOS 8 is here and we guess one of the good things to using iOS devices is that for the most part, Apple tends to support older devices with major OS revisions for years after, which is good news for those who might be holding back on updating just yet. However it seems that if you are still a proud owner of the iPhone 4S, you might want to hold off on updating to iOS 8 for now.

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Why is this, you ask? While your device will technically be able to run iOS 8, the folks at ArsTechnica have done some testing and they found out that the end result might not necessarily be a good one. As you can see in the chart above, it shows that with iOS 8 installed, launching time of apps has slowed down somewhat.

Of course this is to be expected given that the iPhone 4S is three generations behind the iPhone 6. This is a phone that sport an older A5 processor clocked at 2.4GHz and is the last iPhone with a 3.5-inch display. In fact as you can see, launching Safari on iOS 8 takes almost twice as long!

However we guess there are some of you guys who will go ahead and update anyway because of the new features, but like we said this is something you should take into consideration. Alternatively if money is an issue, you could always turn to the iPhone 5c which a slightly more affordable option.

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3.5"
  • 960x640
  • IPS LCD
  • 330 PPI
8 MP
  • f/ Aperture
1432 mAh
    0.5GB RAM
    • A5
    • None
    Price
    ~$105 - Amazon
    Weight
    140 g
    Launched in
    2011-10-01
    Storage (GB)
    • 8
    • 16
    • 32
    • 64
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