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Should You Update To iOS 9 On Your iPhone 4s?

Still have an iPhone 4s? iOS 9 is a bitter pill to swallow. Although you can technically download the new operating system if you so desire, you’ll miss out on some of the best features and speed improvements on iOS 9. Bumsville.

I Used The iPhone 4s For Several Days And Didn't Die

On Monday night, someone stole my iPhone 6. I had it in my pocket as I ran up the stairs to catch the soon-to-depart train, but when I sat down, it was gone.

iOS 9 Optimisations Could Deliver Better Performance For Older Devices

Apple’s iOS updates have a reputation for degrading the performance of slower devices. On one hand, it makes sense — more features require extra grunt. On the other, given the strict range of phones and tablets the company has, surely it can take a bit of time to tune its updates for specific hardware? Well, iOS 9 could signal a shift in Apple’s attitude towards optimising the platform for the likes of the iPhone 4S.

Don't Put iOS 8 On Your iPhone 4S

Apple has made it so that that iOS 8, which goes out to the public today, will work on iPhones reaching all the way back to the venerable 4S. This is good! But as Ars Technica found out the hard way, subjecting your elderly iPhone to new software may not be worth it. At least not yet.

43 Hot Smartphone Specs Compared.... (Including iPhone 5)

We’re seeing more and more high-end smartphones enter the market, and keeping up with all of them is nothing short of overwhelming. How will you decide which one will be your next handset? Here’s how popular beasts like the Galaxy S III stack up against upcoming options like the iPhone 5 and Lumia 920.

Sony Previews Xperia SL With A Screen That Might Beat The iPhone 4S

The Xperia S is a lovely handset, but it has the potential to be so much more. Thankfully, Sony has confirmed that the next generation isn’t far away in the Xperia SL — a 1.7Ghz smartphone with a killer 12-megapixel camera and a screen that may look better than the iPhone 4S’ Retina display.

Why A Two-Tone Unibody iPhone Makes Perfect Sense

There’s been much speculation that Apple’s next iPhone will come with a unibody, two-tone design, a significant departure for the company. But fewer people have bothered to ask why. Industrial designer Don Lehman does here for The Tech Block — and comes up with some convincing answers.

Watch A Galaxy S III And iPhone 4S Compete In A 'Get Dragged Behind A Car' Test

Samsung and Apple are going head to head in court right now, so doesn’t it make sense for the Galaxy S III and the iPhone 4S to go head to head behind a speeding car? OK, maybe it doesn’t follow, but it’s fun to watch.

iPhone 4S Is 4x More Powerful Than The Curiosity Rover

Last night, NASA landed on Mars — an amazing feat! But guess what? The Curiosity rover’s on-board computer is a relatively low-power system. In fact, the iPhone 4S is four times more powerful. Check out the specs below.

This Photojournalist Is Capturing The Olympics With Just An iPhone

The Guardian’s Dan Chung is photographing the entire Olympics using just an iPhone 4S and processing app Snapseed. Though it seems to have taken him a while to find his feet, the results are becoming sensationally good — and with his updates continuing until the end of the games, there’s far more to come.

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