Anyone else sticking with the iPhone 6?

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  1. Abhishek23 macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering if anyone else will be sticking with their iPhone 6 in 2017. With the launch of the SE and the imminent launch of the 7, just wanted to know if anyone is hanging on to their 6. Also, will you update to iOS 10?(my phone already feels a little laggy on iOS 9 so I may hold off).

    I will probably upgrade to the 7s in 2017 or 2018
     
  2. ecschwarz macrumors 6502a

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    To be honest, I was planning on it, as I have been happy with its performance still, and suspect iOS 10 won't cause too much trouble (plenty of other A8 devices in Apple's lineup). Still, I'm very tempted to pick up an SE, as I'm a fan of the form factor and wouldn't mind the little speed boost and better rear camera. Plus, I can resell my 6 and mostly cover the price.

    The other big question mark is what happens in the fall: does the 6 become "free" on contract ($449) and is sold alongside the SE ($399), or is it discontinued? That would leave the lineup being the SE, 6s, and whatever the new model is...pretty nice. Unfortunately, being discontinued and slightly-less-powerful-than-all-the-current-models would hurt the 6's resale at that time, so I'm sort of betting September goes that way by selling my 6 now.

    Still, bottom line is that if you aren't in the market for a new phone, the 6 really should be good for quite awhile - Apple still supports plenty of older devices on the current OS, and only the 4S feels really sluggish (I have a 5c that's become a media streamer).
     
  3. kerrikins macrumors 65816

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    I was planning on getting the 7 this year, but I've actually got an SE on the way. I figure it's the best of both worlds - I get a new phone to replace my launch day 6, and I spend less money so that I won't feel bad about getting the 2017 phone. :) I have a feeling that one is going to be quite impressive. This year is sounding like the biggest changes will be the camera and probably OS tweaks, and nothing so far has really blown me away.
     
  4. shftoptk macrumors member

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    I'll be on the lookout for a good 6s deal, but if Apple is just going to release a slightly better 6s this year then I will pass. No issues here on 9.3 for my 6 or 5s
     
  5. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    I already use a Samsung Note 5 its essentially an iPhone Pro, I'll be waiting for the real iPhone Pro. The iPhone 6 was awesome. Zero reason to get a 6s over a 6.
     
  6. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Not sure. I really want to switch to T Mobile though
     
  7. ecschwarz macrumors 6502a

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    If you switch, you might want to look at an SE or a 6s/6s Plus, as it adds LTE Band 12 support for T-Mobile (Extended Range LTE). I tried T-Mobile for a few months and in my area that has been rolled out...made a big difference for the 6 vs 6s: http://www.tmonews.com/700mhz-lte-map/
     
  8. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I want to switch to T Mobile before they drop Unlimited Data but am currently on a 2 year contract with ATT with my iPhone 6+ that I got on launch day (September 19, 2014).
     
  9. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    I've had every IPhone since the 4S, minus the "C" model, and I think I'll be sticking with the 6. I don't really have a reason to upgrade yet.
     
  10. Abhishek23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Agreed- I too feel the 2017 phone will be amazing. Not going for an SE though- I love the size of the 6 and don't want to go back to the 4' display!
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    Yeah I think the 6 and 6+ will be discontinued in favour of the 7 series. Resale value will go down, but that's fine by me as I am going to keep this one for a while!
     
  11. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    If there's no headphone jack on the 7 as predicted I'll probably upgrade my 6 to a 6s for a discounted price.
     
  12. ecschwarz macrumors 6502a

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    Although a bit off-topic for the thread, T-Mobile has a lot of options to buy out your contract and/or trade for a newer phone. Although I was out of contract, a colleague had them buy out his AT&T contract and buy an iPhone 4S for all sorts of credit. You'll have to check with them, but they usually reimburse you for the fees...
     
  13. throAU macrumors 601

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    I will stick with the 6 until performance gets too bad, the battery dies, or i break it.

    So far i have no problems with it other than preferring something SE size.
     
  14. Sea Bass macrumors regular

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    I preordered an iPhone SE to replace my 6, but there's always the possibility of me returning it. I need to wait until I have the SE in my hands to make a decision.
     
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    I'm unloading my phone in 2016 - I've decided to get an SE, so I'll be saying goodbye to my iPhone 6 soon.
     
  16. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a

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    I will be sticking with the 6S plus best phone i have owned
     
  17. Mike MA macrumors 65816

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    I will update to the "7s" next year, as our company interchanges cell phones every three years.

    But for sure my iPhone 6 is everything but laggy. iOS 10? You bet!
     
  18. Kayakphotos macrumors member

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    I'm sticking with my 6. I also will be sticking with my iPad Air for a couple more years. I don't really have a desire for the "latest and greatest" anymore.

    I'd much rather save for a couple years for a retina iMac. Now that's an upgrade worth having!
     
  19. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    Until recently I would have said that an upgrade to the 7 was a sure thing, but now I feel that unless it really wows me, I may just stick with my 6. It still performs as smooth and fast as ever on iOS 9, and I plan to update to iOS 10. I always like to keep the software on my devices up to date.
     
  20. Sushih macrumors newbie

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    Till now, everything is good with my 6, and if there's no big improvement with 7, I don't think getting a new one. Unless iOS is not working well.
     
  21. ssl0408 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm itching to trade in my iPhone 6 for the iPhone SE. An Apple store employee said that I'd get $250 for it. I'm tired of the poor battery life and page reloads.

    I was planning on getting the iPhone 7, but it sounds like it won't be much of a redesign so I won't be as interested.
     
  22. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    I have no reason to upgrade my 6. The battery is more than fine, the screen is great, it's the thinnest iPhone ever, it's plenty fast.
     
  23. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    Sold my 6S Plus and my SE is on the way. :D

    I usually upgrade yearly but with the so far disappointed 7 rumours I am waiting for the 7S which will hopefully have a redesign.
     
  24. bushido Suspended

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    if all they do is get rid of the antenna lines that never bothered me design wise then yeah ill keep my 6.

    i hope they dont pull the "Pro" BS to justify an even higher price point
     
  25. eoblaed macrumors 65816

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    I upgrade every year without fail and will definitely do so again this year. And the year after that. Having a fresh, more powerful, more performant, better camera, etc, always excites me.

    And, yes, I'll be upgrading to iOS 10. I enjoy having additional security and features on my devices. :)
     

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