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

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?
 

Ry&EmsMom

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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.
 

Spectrum Abuser

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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?
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.
 

Sounds Good

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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.
 

nic78

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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.
 

juanrp

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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
 

Rideherhard

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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.
 

mnsportsgeek

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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.
 

mhdena

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You all with 4 & 4s do know you can get $200 from your carrier for those phones I hope?
 

tperadenic

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You all with 4 & 4s do know you can get $200 from your carrier for those phones I hope?

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.
 

Noble Actual

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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.
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+
 

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
 

MrRedHat

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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.
 

HeyKatie

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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+
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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