Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Mar 2014 17:31 UTC
Apple

iOS 7.1 is packed with interface refinements, bug fixes, improvements, and new features. Apple CarPlay introduces a better way to use iPhone while driving. And you can now control exactly how long Siri listens and more. Getting the update is easy. Go to Settings. Select General. And tap Software Update.

Getting the update is easy indeed. There's a certain other mobile operating system that could learn a few things from that one.

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RE: old devices
by themwagency on Mon 10th Mar 2014 18:10 UTC in reply to "old devices"
themwagency
Member since:
2013-03-06

It's not like they will brick your phone if you update. Most likely, the worst thing that would happen is you just don't get all the benefits of the update.

The update worked great for me... but then I have the 64GB iPhone 5S

Edited 2014-03-10 18:11 UTC

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RE[2]: old devices
by ezraz on Mon 10th Mar 2014 18:13 in reply to "RE: old devices"
ezraz Member since:
2012-06-20

i never worry about the bricking, it's apple, plus i got it all backed up all the time.

i worry about my favorite apps and features just disappearing in the name of progress.

the iOS app market has been so active the only thing it's missing is predictability and stability. so many of these apps can't keep a version out for more than a few weeks/months.

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RE[3]: old devices
by MOS6510 on Mon 10th Mar 2014 18:42 in reply to "RE[2]: old devices"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

You could turn automatic updates off and not update manually either. Then you keep the app at their version.

But I don't think you should worry. iOS will only install if your iPhone can run it and your iPhone 4 can. Apps will continue to work and should they not be able to run on your iPhone 4 / iOS 7.1 the phone will offer to download an earlier version that does work.

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RE[2]: old devices
by Elv13 on Tue 11th Mar 2014 03:52 in reply to "RE: old devices"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

iOS 4 did brick most iPhone 3G. The phone app took longer to load than the time it took to get to your voicemail. If a phone can be used to receive calls, it is pretty much bricked.

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RE[3]: old devices
by ohbrilliance on Wed 12th Mar 2014 10:48 in reply to "RE[2]: old devices"
ohbrilliance Member since:
2005-07-07

Oh c'mon, do you know what bricked actually means?

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