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    • purple45
    • By purple45 8th Aug 18, 10:58 AM
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    iphone/ios phone advice please?
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    • 8th Aug 18, 10:58 AM
    iphone/ios phone advice please? 8th Aug 18 at 10:58 AM
    I know nothing about phones and trying to work out what would be the right one to get. Currently I have my son's old iphone4 which I understand to be ios8. Some of the apps I want tell me I need at least ios10. Iphone 6 seems to be the price range I want but when I look at details this seems to be ios8 too. My limited understanding is that because it is 64 bit it could be updated to ios10? Is that how it works? Buy the phone and then do system/software updates? Is this something simple that even I could manage?
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    • TadleyBaggie
    • By TadleyBaggie 8th Aug 18, 11:24 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 11:24 AM
    The iPhone 6 supports the latest iOS (11) and will also support the upcoming iOS 12.
    • another casualty
    • By another casualty 8th Aug 18, 12:29 PM
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    another casualty
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    • 8th Aug 18, 12:29 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 12:29 PM
    I have the iPhone s e 11.4.1 . , and hopefully support the upcoming 12
    Could be a good idea to buy as much GB when purchasing your new iPhone also.
    • knightstyle
    • By knightstyle 9th Aug 18, 4:10 PM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 4:10 PM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 4:10 PM
    DD just bought a refurbished SE unlocked from Giffgaff, now out of stock but they have brand new for 199 that will be future proof for many years and IMO is a bargain.
    • purple45
    • By purple45 10th Aug 18, 9:25 AM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 9:25 AM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 9:25 AM
    Thanks everyone. I bought a new 64GB one from argos clearance on ebay, it is arriving today! Happy with the price and really excited to finally be getting something that will do everything I've been wanting to do!
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    • 20aday
    • By 20aday 10th Aug 18, 1:51 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 1:51 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 1:51 PM
    Great news OP-is that iPhone SE?

    If so I've got one (for work purposes) and am currently trying out iOS 12 on it; have to say there are a few bugs in the system (as expected for beta software) but it's much better than iOS 11!
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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 10th Aug 18, 1:55 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 1:55 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 1:55 PM
    iPhone 6 is the same internals as iPhone SE if i recall so both should be equally futureproof
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 10th Aug 18, 1:55 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 1:55 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 1:55 PM
    but it's much better than iOS 11!
    Originally posted by 20aday

    Interesting .


    In what way ?
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    • TadleyBaggie
    • By TadleyBaggie 10th Aug 18, 3:09 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 3:09 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 3:09 PM
    iPhone 6 is the same internals as iPhone SE
    Originally posted by coffeehound
    It's closer to a 6s, both have the A9 cpu. The 6 has an A8 cpu.
    • 20aday
    • By 20aday 10th Aug 18, 10:20 PM
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    Seems quicker in terms of launching apps, opening the camera when you swipe right to left on the lock screen. Overall stability more than anything.

    Mind I've not used a Android handset in years so in comparison it could be a pile of carp
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    • purple45
    • By purple45 11th Aug 18, 8:20 AM
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    Its the iphone 6 I bought. Got to wait until tomorrow when I have enough time to switch it on and work my way through the setting up process. Hard to be patient with such an exciting purchase but massive day out cycling today so can't have it all! haha! So far I've just looked at how shiny and lovely it looks and charged it. So stupidly excited! My first real phone purchase! I'm learning to run and just on my last week of couch to 5K, none of the running apps would work on the iphone 4 so this is my treat so that I can play with running apps amongst other things!
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    • peterbaker
    • By peterbaker 12th Aug 18, 12:22 PM
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    Yes I have a 132GB SE - an absolute bargain at around 230 a year ago.

    Very annoying though that Apple started slowing my iPhone4 deliberately and then pulling the plug on upgrades beyond iOS8. I still have the 4 as a basic spare. For a while Apple Store was set up in such a way as to allow older versions of Apps i.e. iOS8 compatible to be downloaded instead of the latest version of the App, but I suppose FinTech security had something to do with that stopping - perhaps the older versions of mobile banking Apps had started to become a risk in some way that only a better OS could fix.
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