Anyone upgrading from an iPhone 4 to a 6 or 6+?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by braddick, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. braddick macrumors 68040

    braddick

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    I am curious with those MacRumors members who have held onto the iP4 all this time to now upgrade four generations of iPhone to the 6 (+).

    Your experiences? And oddly- what took you so long?
     
  2. pullfocus macrumors 65816

    pullfocus

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    Well, if a 4S counts, I will say that my old phone looks minuscule now after getting a 6.
     
  3. Ry&EmsMom macrumors newbie

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    Yep-I went from a 4S to a 6. I wasn't in any rush to upgrade and was fine with my old one. Now that I have a 6, the 4S looks SO small in comparison! I am glad I waited. My husband was also going to upgrade his phone with me but a year ago he lost his and got a 5S. Probably the best option for him though because he is a bit more reluctant about the larger screen size.
     
  4. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    I'm one of the few still using my iPhone 4 picked up in September of 2010. I still have the original box with the AT&T recipe inside of if somewhere in my closet. I've done some maintenance over the years; notably a battery replacement last fall and a new glass back just a few weeks ago due to a scratched camera lens. Other than that the phone operates fine. In terms of software iOS 7 in a way signaled the coming end of an era with the onboard GPU showing its age. iOS 7.1 did improve the experience quite a bit, though.

    I'm not in a big rush to upgrade at this time. The phone still does what it was intended to do without comprising any features. At this rate I can see myself getting another year or so out of it before applications stop supporting it. At that point I'll reevaluate my options.
     
  5. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    I've still got an iPhone 4. I've been holding out for a larger/wider screen. Just ordered 2 iPhone 6 phones -- one for me, one for my wife.
     
  6. nic78 macrumors newbie

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    I went from a iPhone 4 to a iPhone 6 4.7. Amazing difference, so fast so responsive. I love it.
     
  7. juanrp macrumors 6502a

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    I've had 2 of the iPhone 4.
    It's great, but it's time to move on. I'm planning on getting an iPhone 6 sometime in October/November/December.

    :D
     
  8. Rideherhard macrumors 6502

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    I went from iPhone 4 to the 6... 16gb was way too small and the bigger screen was what I wanted. Didn't upgrade in the past as screen wasn't that big of a difference. So far really like the iPhone 6, battery life isn't as good as I thought it would be but I just did the update and I think it's getting better battery life now, I'll have to wait and see.
     
  9. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    My wife went to a 6 from a 4. She loves it.

    I don't even think the screen is the best part for her. The 4 on iOS 7 was like running Mavericks on a G3 iMac.
     
  10. mhdena macrumors 6502

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    You all with 4 & 4s do know you can get $200 from your carrier for those phones I hope?
     
  11. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

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  12. tperadenic macrumors newbie

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    Never heard of this before. I'm in Canada so doubt it applies but still interested in knowing what the deal is.

    I've got a 4 and just ordered a 6. The 4 still works fine but really seems slow when I use my wife's iphone 5. The 6 should be even better.
     
  13. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

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    All major US carriers (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint)

    Will give you $200 for old iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5c or $300 for old iPhone 5s towards a purchase of a new iPhone 6/6+
     
  14. adn rcd dly macrumors 6502

    adn rcd dly

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    I'm planning on going from my 4S to a 6+. What took me so long was mostly the fact that my brother took my upgrade and then his own. So I had to wait quite a bit. I became eligible in June but knew a new phone was on its way, so I waited longer. :) Now I'm just waiting for them to be in stock
     
  15. MrRedHat macrumors member

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    I’m still on an iPhone 4. We got them in Sept of 2010. We ordered new iPhone 6+’s and are still waiting for them. Our iPhone 4’s are so slow we want to throw them.
     
  16. HeyKatie macrumors 6502

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    Sadly not in Canada my carrier (Virgin) was only going to give me $56 so I sold it for $150 and was able to upgrade to the 5s
     

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