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6, 6s, 7:Which of these 3 is the best value?

  • $350 iPhone 6 128gb

    Votes: 1 3.0%
  • $500 iPhone 6s 128gb

    Votes: 29 87.9%
  • $800 iPhone 7 128gb (assuming that's the price)

    Votes: 3 9.1%

  • Total voters
    33

dmk1974

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Which of these 3 choices (assume all "new") is the best value if buying in a couple weeks (once the 7 is out of course):

$350 iPhone 6 128gb
$500 iPhone 6s 128gb
$800 iPhone 7 128gb (assuming that's the price)
 

ucfgrad93

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If you can afford it, I'd go with the 7 as it is the newest and will be supported longer. I'd avoid the 6 as it is already two years old.
 
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imlynxy

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I think 6s , it has B12 and B30 support and touch 3D and fingerprint scanner is a way faster + you cannot easy bend it.

BTW: I read your post and I don't want ip7
 
Non-S models typically fade out of support at the same time as the previous S model. So if statistics mean anything, getting the 6S will receive as many updates as the 7. Since you are buying the 6S new, it will be no different than buying a new iPhone 7, except you'll be missing whatever features are announced today.

Non-S Models (even gens): Strong redesign phase
S Models (odd gens): Strong under the hood enhancements.

iPad odd numbers (odd gens) - Strong redesign
iPad even numbers (even gens) - Strong under the hood enhancements.

AW - TBD

What is more important to you? Having the latest redesign, or having a device where the bugs from the redesign are fixed (iPhone 6 Plus button, iPhone 5 battery, iPhone 4 Antennae, iPhone 3G just slow)
 
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imlynxy

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Non-S models typically fade out of support at the same time as the previous S model. So if statistics mean anything, getting the 6S will receive as many updates as the 7. Since you are buying the 6S new, it will be no different than buying a new iPhone 7, except you'll be missing whatever features are announced today.

Non-S Models (even gens): Strong redesign phase
S Models (odd gens): Strong under the hood enhancements.

iPad odd numbers (odd gens) - Strong redesign
iPad even numbers (even gens) - Strong under the hood enhancements.

AW - TBD

What is more important to you? Having the latest redesign, or having a device where the bugs from the redesign are fixed (iPhone 6 Plus button, iPhone 5 battery, iPhone 4 Antennae, iPhone 3G just slow)

I think the biggest flaw for iPhone 6 was a bendgate.

New iPhone = new problems.

I cannot remember a year when I got all the iPhones and I had no problems with them.

This year I told myself, I upgrade only one line (my line :) ) , try it and if it has some problems it goes back to the store and I don't buy any of them. If iPhone 7 works I upgrade my family and some of my employees. Apple should run for my money. If we pay a premium price we should have a premium device.
 
I think the biggest flaw for iPhone 6 was a bendgate.

New iPhone = new problems.

I cannot remember a year when I got all the iPhones and I had no problems with them.

This year I told myself, I upgrade only one line (my line :) ) , try it and if it has some problems it goes back to the store and I don't buy any of them. If iPhone 7 works I upgrade my family and some of my employees. Apple should run for my money. If we pay a premium price we should have a premium device.

It really ends up being a personal choice, is the person flashy (e.g. raging hormone teenager) or is the person just trying to get a device without having to worry about recalls 3 months in (e.g. suits).

I'm not trying to be negative towards the iPhone 7, I'm sure it will be a good phone, but I do try to give people a chance to think about the things most wouldn't keep track of.
 
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bufffilm

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Which of these 3 choices (assume all "new") is the best value if buying in a couple weeks (once the 7 is out of course):

$350 iPhone 6 128gb
$500 iPhone 6s 128gb
$800 iPhone 7 128gb (assuming that's the price)

Anyone who tells you to get the 6 is giving you bad advice.

The 6s is the most cost-effective and best price-feature phone of the 3.

If you don't believe me, then get the 6 and rue the day later on. I'll laugh when you realize later how bad, a choice, the ip6 is.

The fact that it costs only $350 is meaningless.
 
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BenTrovato

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The 6s is quite a bit faster than the 6. The 6s is still winning speed tests against all the latest phones. While the 7 is going to be better obviously, there is still good value in the 6s.
 
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dmk1974

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I'll tell ya, I was 100% convinced to stay with 6S. But since I use T-Mobile and my kids each have the older iPhone 6, I think I'm going to be trading those in and getting the 128gb iPhone 7 for my wife and I (and then the kids get each of our 6S phones). In the end, due to the storage upgrade and tax, each phone will cost me a net of $157. I don't think I can pass that up!

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