Saturday, September 20, 2014

iOS 8 release date is today, but don’t put it on your iPhone 4S

By on 10:55 AM

Today is the day when you pretend to be doing some very important “tech stuff” at work while you’re actually just updating the operating system on your iPhone. Android users running the pure OS will have their moment when L launches, but today it’s all about getting the expanded iMessage features and custom-keyboard goodness of iOS 8.

ios8If you have an iPhone 4, you may be feeling kind of down, because today your phone becomes obsolete. It can’t handle running the new operating system, full stop. But if you have an iPhone 4s, you may be feeling pretty pleased yourself. Your handset looks like a 4, but has Siri, a better camera, and the ability to upgrade and stay with the operating system pack. Apple says that the 4s is good to go and has even updated the 4s landing page to say that its standard operating system is iOS 8.
But don’t listen. I repeat: Wall yourself off from this madness. Your mission is to ignore.

Just thinking about the situation abstractly, it’s pretty clear that iOS 8 on the 4s is not a good idea. First of all, iOS 8 is optimized for big smartphone screens. Really big. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen and the Plus has a 5.5-inch screen. Things are all right on the iPhone 5 and 5s’ 4-inch screen, but the iPhone 4s has a 3.5-inch screen. That’s two full inches smaller than the Plus. Come on now, how flexible can iOS 8 possibly be?

The other big issue is processing power. The new operating system is fluid, responsive, and packed with features. Unfortunately, none of that can run on people’s love of new Apple releases. Something has to crunch the 1s and 0s that make all of the animations and tools function. When the 4s came out in 2011, its dual-core A5 chip was definitely faster than the iPhone 4’s A4, but reviewers noted that added features like Siri were processor intensive, so the speed boost didn’t really translate to daily use.
Judul: iOS 8 release date is today, but don’t put it on your iPhone 4S
Review oleh: Tukang Coding |
Update pada: 10:55 AM | Rating: 4.5

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