When iOS 8 was released last year, it was found that running it on older devices like the iPhone 4S proved to be a less than ideal experience. Now Apple did try to introduce some improvements which proved to be a bit better, but still not as fast as many would have liked, so the question is how will iOS 9 fare on the device?

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As it turns out, not so well. According to a recently published video on YouTube from Adrian Isen, he pits two iPhone 4S handsets together. One of them runs on the latest iOS 8.3 while the other runs on the early iOS 9 beta. Now we should note that given that this is only the first beta, there are bound to be issues as it is still relatively early into development, so the end result might be completely different.

That being said, so far the initial impressions that the video has left us is that the iPhone 4S running on iOS 9 is noticeably sluggish compared to iOS 8.3. We suppose this is to be expected since the platform was probably designed for Apple’s next-gen iPhone in mind, although on Apple’s website they do list the iPhone 4S as being one of the supported devices.

Like we said the phone running the iOS 9 is running the first version of the beta that was released to developers. We can only assume it has not been fully optimized so there is a chance that the final release this fall could be better, but for now it looks like iPhone 4S users should not expect too much from the update.

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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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