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    Question How well is iPhone 4S running iOS 8 beta?

    Hi; I'm an Apple guy looking to buy his first iPhone, but due to the smallness of my wallet, the only model i can afford is the iPhone 4S.

    Now, I know this is an older device and I shouldn't expect much, but i have read that it's ran iOS 7 surprisingly well. But what I'm worried about is how it will handle iOS 8 and future app updates.

    So, i would like to ask all you out there who have tested iOS 8 beta on the 4S to tell us how it has performed so far in your experience. Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: How well is iPhone 4S running iOS 8 beta?

    I don't have a 4S and I don't know if you were planning on buying it outright or on a contract, but one thing to consider is that the price of the 5 (if you can find one used) and 5C are likely to drop as soon as the 6 comes out-most likely in September. So if you can wait until then, you might be able to afford the 5/5C which at that point would be two generations old as opposed to the 4S which will be 3 generations old when the 6 arrives.
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    Default Re: How well is iPhone 4S running iOS 8 beta?

    I agree with Karen, and I can attest that iOS 8 runs well on the iPhone 5...
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    Default Re: How well is iPhone 4S running iOS 8 beta?

    I agree, if you can wait until the iPhone 6 is released you'll probably be able to get an iPhone 5 pretty cheap. Even prices on the 5s will be reduced. Good luck!
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    Default Re: How well is iPhone 4S running iOS 8 beta?

    Thanks for the advice guys, I'll keep it in mind! I do like the iPhone 5 and was looking into used ones.

    But regardless, I'm still curious about the 4S's performance with iOS 8.
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    Default Re: How well is iPhone 4S running iOS 8 beta?

    I don't know how the 4s is running iOS8 beta. I had a 4s that ran iOS 7 without any problems. Hopefully, someone will be along who can answer your question.
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    Default Re: How well is iPhone 4S running iOS 8 beta?

    Unstable, at best. Slow and well i can only compare it to 4.0 on the 3G
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    Default Re: How well is iPhone 4S running iOS 8 beta?




    Quote Originally Posted by bsr95 View Post
    Hi; I'm an Apple guy looking to buy his first iPhone, but due to the smallness of my wallet, the only model i can afford is the iPhone 4S.

    Now, I know this is an older device and I shouldn't expect much, but i have read that it's ran iOS 7 surprisingly well. But what I'm worried about is how it will handle iOS 8 and future app updates.

    So, i would like to ask all you out there who have tested iOS 8 beta on the 4S to tell us how it has performed so far in your experience. Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: How well is iPhone 4S running iOS 8 beta?

    As seen on videos, it works nice. I am on ios 7.1.3. So works with no any problem.
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    Default Re: How well is iPhone 4S running iOS 8 beta?

    I have a secondary, iPhone 4s, and am running iOS 8 Beta 3, I believe. It's working fine, but I can't tell you about battery life. I've just barely played around with it.
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    Default Re: How well is iPhone 4S running iOS 8 beta?

    Beta 5 seems to be running OK on the 4S now. It's definitely more than usable.
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    Default Re: How well is iPhone 4S running iOS 8 beta?

    same question or more than safe if you will not upgrade 8 to iphone4s, i thinks its an iphone5 thing
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    Default Re: How well is iPhone 4S running iOS 8 beta?

    Mmmm, it seems a bit slow =(. Smooth, but slow.
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