Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Mar 2014 10:21 UTC
Apple

iOS 7 is unlikely to run better on the iPhone 4 than it does in iOS 7.1. That's not to say that the experience is great - even stepping up to an iPhone 4S would get you noticeable gains in performance and overall smoothness - but it's better than it was, and it's as good as it's going to get.

If you're sticking with the iPhone 4 for another year, iOS 7.1 makes performance tolerable enough that using the phone isn't unbearable.

Good news for iPhone 4 owners - and good on Apple for taking care of this demographic.

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2 year contracts
by Adurbe on Tue 11th Mar 2014 11:06 UTC
Adurbe
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2005-07-06

They only stopped making/selling iPhone 4 in 2013. Many people (at least here in the UK) got them on 2 year contracts. Basically this means they have to support it for the length of the contract or rick losing that user as a customer forever. There is of course also a large Ebay market to think of. This might not bring Apple hardware revenue, but brings in appstore money like anyone else.

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RE: 2 year contracts
by Kochise on Tue 11th Mar 2014 15:15 in reply to "2 year contracts"
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2006-03-03

And by not spiting at their userbase's face, they avoid turning them toward Nexus line with their guaranteed 18 months operating system support plan and cheaper high grade hardware.

Kochise

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