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iPhone users many not have to wrestle with iOS upgrade option

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To upgrade or not to upgrade.

That’s the question for Apple iPhone users.

The latest operating system, iOS 9, was released last week. Many people, however, said they’re wary of upgrading because in the past, the systems wouldn’t exactly jive with their older model phones.

Apple said that inconvenience, like the old operating systems, could be a thing of the past.

“I don't update it because I know it'll just ruin my phone,” said Charlie Williams of Windsor.

Williams, like many other users, said new versions of iOS had previously slowed down their old phones.

“If there's bad updates or bad information on the update,” said Sabrina Lyall of Salem. “Like, when you get an update it messes up your phone.”

Some users speculated that Apple was simply looking to make those outdated models obsolete so they would be pushed to purchase the latest iPhone.

“In this particular go-around, they're basically not sticking it to people in terms of having a new system,” said Prof. David Cadden, Quinnipiac University. “That everything that preceded the 6s is going to be viewed as dated, runs too slow, forcing you to upgrade.”

Scaling down the size of the iOS installer means users don’t need to delete photos or apps to make room for the download.

“Storage is like the key thing,” said Justin Matthews of Naugatuck.

Cadden said that iOS 9 is less than a third of the size of iOS 8.

“It may be a little bit longer in some of the older phones in iCloud photo, but beyond that it seems to be a really superior system,” he said.

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