Good news for “older” iPhones! OS 9.2.1

Hello there everyone,

AppleInsider today reported that the iOS 9.2.1 update can potentially make iOS 9 a smoother experience for people with older iPhones, according to a new series of YouTube videos featuring side-by-side comparisons with devices running iOS 8.4.1.

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Although installing 9.2.1 still causes an iPhone 4S or 5 to boot slower, once in action the software can load apps as fast or faster than 8.4.1 in many circumstances, according to the article. Boot times are said to be speedier than 8.4.1 when running the software on an iPhone 5s, which was also the first iPhone with a 64-bit processor.

A consistent problem with iOS has been the tendency for devices as little as a year or two old to suddenly see slowdowns after upgrading to a new version. This is despite the fact that Apple will deliberately disable some processor-intensive features on older hardware.

A lawsuit filed last month accuses Apple of misleading customers with the claim that iOS 9 is compatible with devices ranging back to the iPhone 4S. In reality Apple is practicing planned obsolescence, the case charges, since people who update a 4S will take a performance hit but find themselves unable to downgrade to 8.4.1 or earlier — nudging them towards buying newer hardware.

We all know that these devices update and upgrade faster than our contracts allow, so unless you’re one of the few that just simply wants and can afford the newest piece of hardware every 6 months, you’ll want to extend the life of your “old” device for a long as possible to maximize your investment.  That’s where Mission Repair can help, so if you have a problem with your phone, we will be happy to take care of it for you.  If you want to upgrade your software, at least Apple is still helping some of the older units at the moment, enjoy!

See ya, Ryan

The November Newsletter is off!

It’s everyone’s favorite shopping holiday, and the sales and specials are already starting. While Black Friday is fun, we really enjoy Cyber Monday (the Monday after the Thanksgiving weekend) because it’s especially crazy around the Mission Repair call center. It’s our biggest sale of the year!

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If you’re close to a Mission Repair location, we will be opening at 6:00am on Black Friday; we have some exciting specials happening for all of our walk-in customers that day. Last year we had a line of people stacking up at 6:00am, so we know how important the day after Thanksgiving is for you! We will be here in full force, stay tuned for details!

For those of you that aren’t in our vicinity and are somewhere else in the USA, our Cyber Monday deals will be especially enticing to you. There’s a lot more coming, I’m really glad you’re on our newsletter list. Hint: We are giving away a computer this month!

Until then, check out this month’s super special on iPhone 5 screen repairs. We have broken the $99 barrier and there’s no coupon needed for this service. Just click below to get started, and keep your eyes out for our next newsletter that will be hitting your inbox shortly.

Thanks, have a great November. I’ll be back soon today with more great info!!

Ryan