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    Default iPhone 4S, buying new and wanted to know ios upgrading path

    Thinking of buying a new iPhone 4S. How does the ios upgrade work? Does the software update incrementally from ios 5 to 6 to 7 to 8 to 9, or jump directly to ios9? Asking because I wanted to update to just ios7. Thanks
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    Welcome to iMore! You'll upgrade directly to iOS 9.1. Apple is no longer signing any previous versions so, unless you're jailbroken, it's your only option.
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    I don't recomend you upgrade iOS to 8.x or 9.x. That version runs slow.
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    iOS 9.2 is actually very stable. If u decide to update, I recommend going thru the beta
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    Thinking of buying a new iPhone 4S. How does the ios upgrade work? Does the software update incrementally from ios 5 to 6 to 7 to 8 to 9, or jump directly to ios9? Asking because I wanted to update to just ios7. Thanks
    Can I ask why you're purchasing a "new" 4s? You can get a 5s for next to nothing in most areas of the world that carry iPhones. For probably a small price different you'll get much more use out of a newer device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilishBanker View Post
    Can I ask why you're purchasing a "new" 4s? You can get a 5s for next to nothing in most areas of the world that carry iPhones. For probably a small price different you'll get much more use out of a newer device.
    The prices for iPhone 5S new is about $350-$450. Prices for iPhone 4S new is about $150-$200. That's about $200+ difference which isn't a "small price difference" to me. If you know of places that sell 5s for next to nothing, I would love to hear about them. Thanks for the answers.

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