Any 5s or older skipping the 6s for the 7?

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  1. kingc0bra macrumors regular

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    To me it doesn't seem anything amazing, I have the 5s and I actually like the smaller size better.

    Is anyone skipping this upgrade to see what the 7 will offer?
     
  2. Serickmetz macrumors 6502

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    Dude, you must not have heard, there's a new 3D Touch feature that is amazing!
     
  3. kingc0bra thread starter macrumors regular

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    lol hard to read sarcasm through a screen, I hope it was sarcasm?

    3d touch seems cool but not a must have/cool new feature, just makes people do things more quickly
     
  4. Serickmetz macrumors 6502

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    Lol yeah it was :p

    What else are you wanting from an upgrade? Besides 3D Touch, the camera was improved, 2gb ram, a9, less bendy, pink! It seems like there's a lot going for it.
     
  5. sterl320 macrumors 6502

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    the 7 is gonna be bigger as well, so you would be better off not upgrading at all.
     
  6. kingc0bra thread starter macrumors regular

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    Agreed but it will have major updates, unlike the S variants...
     
  7. kingc0bra thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've been stuck in the S cycles since I first got my iPhone 3GS and the real big updates happen on the non-s years, i.e. iPhone 7 will have major updates and the 7s will only look the same with minor changes internally...

    Maybe I'll just stick it out until the 7, I really don't see the big changes in the 6S specially since it doesn't have a higher resolution screen yet. It can record in 4k but not necessarily display it in 4k, weird if you ask me
     
  8. Serickmetz macrumors 6502

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    There's nothing wrong with sticking with your 5s if it still works for you, and like you said you enjoy the smaller screen. Maybe the iPhone 7 will come out with a new 4" variant you can upgrade straight to. My wife really hopes they come out with another 4".
     
  9. sterl320 macrumors 6502

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    If history shows anything, the S variants actually are the ones with the major updates. Siri, Touch ID, camera upgrades, ram upgrades. Actually, the only major update the number ones truly had over the years was design, which is still going to be bigger than the 5s
     
  10. c.s. macrumors regular

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    I have a 5S and I'm also on the fence. I already purchased a 5k iMac and the new MacBook this past year, which both felt like huge leaps into the future. I'm not feeling it with the 6S. I'm sure Apple did an amazing job with the camera and 3D touch, but I kind of like my mini phone that doesn't feel old yet and saves me at least $700 after tax. I can be perfectly happy with it another year before seeing what the 7 has in store.
     
  11. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    I still have and use iPhone 5. I pre-ordered a 6S+, but I would have chosen to wait for the 7 if RAM had not been increased to 2 GB.
     
  12. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    I have an iPhone 5 and am waiting for full reviews on the 6S before making a decision.

    It's not critical for me to upgrade but I would like more battery life and the nicer display.

    I have iOS 9 in the meantime to tide me over.
     
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  14. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Don't get me wrong, I'm happy with my 6 and don't intend to upgrade this year, but to be honest, it seems to me like the "s" models have had the more significant improvements lately.

    The 5s brought TouchID which is a major convenience and makes ApplePay possible, as well as the first 64-bit mobile processor. The only major selling point of the 6 was a larger display. The 6s brings a 12 MP camera, double the RAM, and 3D Touch, which gives the 6s capabilities which can't be duplicated on any other iPhone. I have a feeling that the 7 will once again depend on a new design as the selling point (maybe squeezing a slightly larger display into the same size footprint) and the typical bump up of the processor.
     
  15. Vikinguy macrumors 6502

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    With sprint's $15 lease I'm just gonna get the new one every year.
     
  16. Four oF NINE macrumors 68000

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    The biggest upgrades is every other cycle to me.. Waiting longer than that leaves you really handicapped in the third year, and updating every year feels frivolous.. Just my take.
     
  17. WinterWolf90 macrumors 6502

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    I'm on the S cycle myself. First iPhone was the 4S. I am happy with the updates the S provides. I feel like you get the most bang for your buck then, but that's just me I am upgrading my 5s to the 6s.
     
  18. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    You seem to be leaving out that ApplePay was added with the iPhone 6. That is the biggest change I am looking forward to in upgrading to the 6s.

    To answer the original question, I use two phones. Currently a 5s and a 4S, so I will now be using the 6S and 5s. I definitely think the 5s has some life in it, and the 4S is getting frustratingly slow.
     
  19. emilg macrumors newbie

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    Yepp the iphone 5s still feels modern and can run the latest OS just as good as the iphone 6 so no point to replace it just yet.
     
  20. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Well, I'm Canadian, so ApplePay is a non-issue for me for the time being.
     
  21. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Not always. I went from an i5 to the 6+ and it was a downgrade apart from the display and battery life.
    Nowhere near as smooth, insufficient RAM, occasional screen freezes, crashes and poor response from the touchscreen.
     
  22. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    Anyone know when the NDA expires on journalists who are reviewing the 6s? I'd like to read some reviews before making a decision.
     
  23. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    I don't understand why some people have such issues with the 6+ and others have none at all.
     

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