The iPod Classic, Mini, and Nano seem like a thing of the past, but what about the iPod Nano 7th generation released only eight years ago in 2012 and continued being produced and sold until mid 2017? Nowadays, iPods are like iPhones, minus the call, texting, and mobile data functionality. In my honest opinion, you’d be better off getting an older iPhone. The most recent iPod Touch 7th generation is, to put it mildly, lacking. It has a chip from 2016, only 2GB RAM, and has the design of an iPhone 5. It doesn’t even have Touch ID, meaning that you have to resort to the old-fashioned way of entering in your password or PIN to unlock your device.
However, the iPod Nano 7th generation is a blast from the past. It’s tiny, with a screen smaller than 2007’s iPhone 2G. It has no internet, no app store, doesn’t even run iOS, and heavily relies on iTunes for many things. However, there are things the iPod Nano 7th generation has that an iPod Touch 7th generation lacks.
In my last blog post, I wrote about the newly launched iPhone SE 2 which has an iPhone 8 design with iPhone 11 internal specs. The new iPhone, however, does not have a plus variant, and buying the iPhone 8 Plus as an alternative budget iPhone is also harder considering Apple have stopped selling the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus on their website to make way for the iPhone SE 2.
Yesterday Apple announced the iPhone SE 2. Whilst it is the successor to the iPhone SE, Apple refer to it as the iPhone SE, which could cause some confusion, but I’m honestly glad to see a successor to such a great phone.
Samsung have always updated their flagships with two major OS upgrades as well as three years of monthly security updates. Last year, Samsung added an extra year of quarterly updates for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and are likely to do the same with the S8 soon. However, if Samsung can do this, they can release three major OS upgrades instead of two. Here’s why.
The iPhone 4S ended on iOS 9, meaning it missed out on a whole load of great features of later iOS versions, including a revamped Apple Music, smarter Siri, group FaceTime, redesigned control centre, dark mode, and much more.
If you’re having issues with installing iOS updates on your device because of insufficient space, there are solutions to this. iOS updates is one of the reasons a 16GB iPhone isn’t good enough, and luckily Apple have not made any 16GB iPhones since the iPhone SE in early 2015. All iPhones from the iPhone 7 have at least 32GB storage now, which means it is easier to install updates. But sometimes you may still get an error when attempting to install updates saying you do not have enough storage, but luckily there are multiple solutions.
Solution #1: Free up space on your device
This may sound obvious but freeing up space is the first thing you should try when you get this error. Look through your apps. Are there any apps you haven’t used for ages and you probably won’t be for the foreseeable future? Get rid of them, as they may be stopping you from installing the updates. Look in Photos. Do you have any blurry shots or photos you took several times to get a perfect shot? Delete any photos and videos clogging up storage, or alternatively back them up to iCloud.
Solution #2: Use iTunes
You can also use iTunes to install an iOS update when your device doesn’t have enough storage. You will still need some storage to install it, as the updated OS will take up some space, but since the update file will be downloaded onto your PC and not the iOS device, you won’t need to free up as much.
Solution #3: Factory reset your device
If you’re installing a major OS upgrade like iOS 13 it’s possible your device just won’t let you install it. These updates are large and it’s not worth deleting all your photos and apps just to install it. The advice for a lot of Android phones when updating to a new OS generation, particulary Samsung phones, is to factory reset the device to give it a fresh start, and then restore your files afterwards. This advice can also be used with iOS if you’re having troubles installing the update. Remember to back up your data beforehand though!
If you’re getting the ‘Insufficient space for download” error on your iOS device, following this advice can help. If you’re on a 16GB iPhone, now may be the time to look at upgrading because 16GB iPhones are not as capable as they once were. I hope I’ve fixed your problem with installing iOS updates and you can now experience the latest benefits of your new iOS version.
The iPhone 6S was released in 2015 alongside iOS 9 and came preinstalled with it, and has since received updates all the way to iOS 13, becoming the oldest iPhone to support iOS 13 after Apple dropped support for the iPhone 6 and 6+ released in 2014 along with all other devices with less than 2GB RAM. However, is the 6S worth considering in 2020?