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Major new releases of iOS tend to bring with them plenty of complaints of poor performance on older devices, and iOS 8 was no different with regard to how it ran on the iPhone 4s and iPad 2. Neither hardware is getting any younger, and with limited hardware at their disposal both the iPad 2 and iPhone 4s have been found dwindling in the old speed stakes.
When Apple announced iOS 8 a few months ago, one of the first questions on everyone's lips was which older devices the new software would support. As it turned out, the iPhone 4s and iPad 2 along with the iPad mini are the oldest machines to be able to be updated to iOS 8. Owners of those devices rejoiced.
With every new iOS release, there are those devices that, due to age and thus antiquated hardware, are sadly left behind. In the case of iOS 8, only the iPhone 4 was culled, but by the reactions of many iPhone 4s users who've just jumped on the new software, perhaps its successor should also have been left behind. Many owners of the 2011 flagship release have reported issues since updating to iOS 8, and with general functionality suffering as a result, those of you currently clutching a 4s may well want to hold off for the time being.
Critics of Apple have suggested that the iPhone range has only seen incremental upgrades over the past few years, and given the lack of NFC, the late showing of LTE and the 4-inch display of the current flagship, they do have a point. But while the continued processor / graphics bumps and camera upgrades don't seem a world apart from release to release, the leap in overall performance is quite noticeable when you skip a generation or two. Case in point, the new release of the graphically-intensive Modern Combat 5, which, as you'll see below, is quite a different animal on an iPhone 4S versus the current but not high-end iPhone 5c.
If you've managed to get your hands on Apple's new duo of iPhones and are experiencing difficulties with the devices, then the Californian giants have you covered. As part of their efforts to continuously improve the levels of service that they offer and seamlessly integrate their products into our lives, Apple has updated their iPhone section of the Apple.com website to include tips and tricks on how to get the best out of different aspects of an iPhone.
After what has seemed like a good couple of years of waiting by the sidelines and hoping consumers would buy into its Windows Phone ecosystem, Microsoft appears to be taking a much more proactive role in helping draft in new users. Having recently launched an iPad trade-in promotion offering two hundred bucks for your old iPad, the Redmond outfit has decided to run something similar for those wielding an iPhone. By heading over to your local Microsoft Store, the company will give you $200 credit towards a new device if you decide to get rid of your old iPhone 4s or 5, and with quite a few new entries to the Windows Phone range during the past few months, it could be an attractive proposition to a potential upgrader.