iPhone 6(S)(+) Advice on upgrading.

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  1. vols macrumors regular

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    I currently have an iPhone 6S and would like to upgrade due to the depleting battery. Having to charge it multiple times a day has gotten too much.

    With that said. Should I jump on the Xs or await the announcement next month for the newer iPhone? I assume the prices would also drop for the Xs shortly after the announcement?

    Thanks!
     
  2. iMelhado macrumors newbie

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    Wait till next month. I am going to try to sell my 256gb XS $900 so I can get the new phone. So many people haggled it for $400 and I’m like well I have AppleCare+, too. Sooooo…

    Wait, and see though. I think I’ll be getting the new one!

    Edit: the prices WILL drop about 2 days after announcement
     
  3. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816

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    My advice - replace your battery and hang onto your 6s for one more year. The 2020 iPhone lineup should be more future proof than any of the current iPhones or any of the iPhones released next month.
     
  4. ericwn macrumors 68030

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    If you are happy with the performance otherwise, get a new battery and be good for another year or two.
     
  5. Wide opeN macrumors 65816

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    Wait... You may like something or you'll be able to get the Xs cheaper.
     
  6. Phone Junky macrumors 65816

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    And the 2021 will be even more future proof and so on and so on...
     
  7. Kendo macrumors 68020

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    Last year after the XS was released, most 256GB Xs were going for around $750 to $800 with AppleCare+. I know because I bought one. Just trying to give you realistic expectations for this year.
     
  8. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    what would you say if someone said its best to buy a new phone a day before the new ones come out?
     
  9. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816

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    Judging from the fact that the OP is still using a 6s I'd assume they hold onto their phones for quite a while (i.e. until performance or battery life really impacts usability). With that assumption waiting for 5G (and Qualcomm modems to boot, which is coming in 2020) seems like the way to go, but of course it is their decision. That, and with a fresh battery the 6s still runs great, even on the iOS 13 beta.
     
  10. iMelhado macrumors newbie

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    I can wait for 5G. You see, LTE is supposed to get 200+MB’s. I’ve always gotten 2-10mbps with this lte in Boston, NYC. When 5G comes out, I’ll finally be able to experience LTE’s speed they (carriers) always talk about.

    I advise OP not to upgrade to 2020/21 just for 5G.
     
  11. iMelhado macrumors newbie

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    I sold a gold XS 64gb with applecare+ for $750.

    A 256 for $750? Hell, I should let that guy know he overpaid me. LOL
     
  12. nordique macrumors 65816

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    Agree with this.

    The 6s opens some apps just as fast, if not faster, than the XR lol. It’s crazy.
     
  13. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    Definitely wait. Your 6s is ancient and you'll get plenty of benefits from a modern device.
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The most obvious answer is just to wait, the iPhone keynote is almost here. At that time, you can make a more reasonable decision if you want an older iPhone model or the newest based off your financial situation. I understand it’s annoying to ‘charge your phone multiple times’ a day, but you probably would’ve regretted upgrading now if you really wanted something that’s offered in about three weeks or so that you find interesting.
     

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