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iPhone 4 as a MP3 Player?

Hi, i've found iPhone 4 16 GB in working condition. The phone out of date so most apps doesn't support iOS 7.

 

It really has awesome headphone performance, it's even better my current device.

 

I've decided to use it as a MP3 Player.

 

Does it support YouTube Music? Is there's a good Music app that supports iOS 7?

 

Thanks.

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If you jailbreak it you could offload it but you shouldn’t have to. also pro tip. I own a 4s and can install iOS 9.3.6 so you should be able to update to that, compatible with more apps. But the only thing is it’s 32 bit cpu so most apps are not compatible. Minecraft runs on it tho (10 FPS but still) so it’s still a bit capable. Mine runs Spotify fine. Also if you purchase YouTube music on an other newer device you should be able to download an older version on that phone if you already own it. Hope I could help!

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2 minutes ago, Mel0nMan said:

If you jailbreak it you could offload it but you shouldn’t have to. also pro tip. I own a 4s and can install iOS 9.3.6 so you should be able to update to that, compatible with more apps. But the only thing is it’s x86 based cpu so most apps are not compatible. Minecraft runs on it tho (10 FPS but still) so it’s still a bit capable. Mine runs Spotify fine. Also if you purchase YouTube music on an other newer device you should be able to download an older version on that phone if you already own it. Hope I could help!

32bit, not x86 😉

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Just now, cacoe said:

32bit, not x86 😉

It’s technically ARM86 my bad… but yes 32 bit cpu and os 

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3 minutes ago, Mel0nMan said:

If you jailbreak it you could offload it but you shouldn’t have to. also pro tip. I own a 4s and can install iOS 9.3.6 so you should be able to update to that, compatible with more apps. But the only thing is it’s x86 based cpu so most apps are not compatible. Minecraft runs on it tho (10 FPS but still) so it’s still a bit capable. Mine runs Spotify fine. Also if you purchase YouTube music on an other newer device you should be able to download an older version on that phone if you already own it. Hope I could help!

No iPhone uses an X86 based CPU...

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Just now, BondiBlue said:

No iPhone uses an X86 based CPU...

ARM86, 32 bit. My bad; edited post

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2 minutes ago, Mel0nMan said:

ARM86, 32 bit. My bad; edited post

No probs 🙂 - although, I don't think ARM86 is a thing either (on iPhone), but that's closer 😄

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19 hours ago, Mel0nMan said:

ARMv7, 32 bit. My bad; edited post

Fixed. You can thank me anytime. 😝

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16GB of storage isn't great as a music player, to me anyway. Why not get an LG V20/V30/G6/G7? These have HiFi QuadDAC 32bit 192kHz audio with 3.5mm audio ports. Plus a mSD expansion slot for greater storage, I had a V20 and a G6, best audio I've heard on any phone. But if you're deep into the Apple ecosystem, iTune and such, then an iPhone it has to be....

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iOS has a feature where you can install older versions of apps on phones that don't support the newest version. However, in order to be able to do this, you have to have already downloaded the app on a device compatible with the latest version at the time of install. So you could in theory download an older version of something like Spotify, but it would require you to have already downloaded Spotify before using your account, or have access to a newer iPhone (that you can log in to your account on) to install it on now.

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Hi, i've found an iPhone 5 32 GB in good condition for cheap.

 

I want to get this device to use it as a MP3 Player. 

 

I'm using YouTube Music but it needs iOS 11.0. But iPhone 5 is only iOS 10. Do YouTube Music run on iOS 10?

 

Also, i could install songs on the device itself.

 

Does iPhone 5 makes good MP3 Player?

 

Thanks.

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AFAIR latest version for iphone 5 is ios 10.3. So no it does not make a good mp3 player in your case. To add to that, buying an iphone to be used as a mp3 player is not smart, you can get android phones with much better DACs than iphone 5 for around the same (like LG G4).

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9 minutes ago, Levent said:

AFAIR latest version for iphone 5 is ios 10.3. So no it does not make a good mp3 player in your case. To add to that, buying an iphone to be used as a mp3 player is not smart, you can get android phones with much better DACs than iphone 5 for around the same (like LG G4).

Buying a LG G4 is a bad idea as most of these suffer from bootloop issues (incl. LG V10, Nexus 5x, LG G5, G Flex 2).

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1 minute ago, WickedThunder86 said:

Buying a LG G4 is a bad idea as most of these suffer from bootloop issues (incl. LG V10, Nexus 5x, LG G5, G Flex 2).

I got a LG G4 that never bootlooped. Bootloop was exclusive to 2015 manufactured phones.

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Too much energy spent for a simple mp3 playing.

If you only want to use the default mp3 player, no problem, but for cloud music app, most won't support the old OS, so you can't update.

You can't install any apps if you don't have it already (the older version), unlike android apps where you still can find older version somewhere on the net.

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iPhones also have optical out via the headphone jack if that’s something you could make use of-there might be androids that also have this functionality but I don’t know if any

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5 minutes ago, 0591ryan said:

iPhones also have optical out via the headphone jack

No they don't.

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11 minutes ago, 0591ryan said:

iPhones also have optical out via the headphone jack if that’s something you could make use of-there might be androids that also have this functionality but I don’t know if any

No... they don't. Many MacBooks and MacBook Pros did for a while but that ended in like 2014

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13 minutes ago, 0591ryan said:

optical out via the headphone jack

those jacks are stupid (on macbook), mine broke and took out the whole audio.

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3 hours ago, Mel0nMan said:

No... they don't. Many MacBooks and MacBook Pros did for a while but that ended in like 2014

Seems the person who told me that was mistaken, I’ll talk to him about it later, I’m interested where he learned that

 

now I know

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7 hours ago, 0591ryan said:

iPhones also have optical out via the headphone jack

Nope, they never have. Some Macs have, but Apple never put that in an iPhone. Not sure why they would put it in a small device like a phone. 

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On 8/5/2021 at 10:05 PM, 0591ryan said:

...optical out...

Optical out is a digital signal...

You going to use an external DAC?

At that point the DAC in the playback device no longer matters

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Awareness is key. Never enough, even in the face of futility. Speak the truth as if you may never get to say it again. This world is full of ugly. Change it they say. The only way is to reveal the ugly. To change the truth you must first acknowledge it. Never pretend it isn't there. Never bend the knee.

 

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