Best phone for middle-aged dads? 7 or 7 Plus?

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  1. DadBod630 macrumors regular

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    Hi There I am An 44 year old Dad of 3 kids and I'm wondering if you guys think it would be better for me to have the 7 or the 7 plus When it comes out on the 10th

    Thanks,

    Jared
     
  2. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Try them both out and see what you think. I like the form factor of my 6s and I'm xx years old. (where xx is older than you. :) ) I may give the bigger phone a go though just to check it out. But there are days I think the 6s is too big. YMMV as they say.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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  4. IHelpId10t5 macrumors 6502

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    The iPhone 6 is all the phone anyone needs and will be at a great price point shortly after the new models become available. If you are any kind of Dad you'll put the extra cash into a college saving plan instead of getting a new iPhone with features that nobody "needs".
     
  5. DadBod630 thread starter macrumors regular

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    College is a waste of time and money.
     
  6. alexmarchuk macrumors 6502a

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    Downvote, but regardless.

    I'm a 6'2 individual and I have had every iPhone to this day. I always loved the 5S and swore to keep it forever, well the 6 came out and I said it was ugly and blah blah. I did get a 6 eventually. It was 0.7" larger. I got accustomed to it for a year or so. I then had the opportunity to go to the 6S Plus, so I did. I have never had a phone at 5.5 inches so at first is seems cumbersome, but to this day I can not use a 6 or a 5S due to their size.

    The 5.5" I think is the optimal solution for me, maybe others as well. I have no disappointments or regrets.
     
  7. mjb59463 macrumors 6502

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    My dad is 75 and currently has the iPhone 6s. After he played with my 6s Plus, he said that he wants to move to the 7 Plus when it is released because he feels that the bigger screen is better for his eyes.
     
  8. andyACEcandy macrumors 6502a

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    Plus also has a better battery... which may be important for older folks?
     
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  10. burgman macrumors 65816

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    People wasting time debating which phone to get before even knowing anything about them, interesting hobby.
     
  11. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    What a pat and meaningless statement.
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I went with the 6 plus because of the larger screen and better battery life.
     
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  14. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Replying the way the OP did to a person that immiediately judged him negatively as a father for. It automatically going with an iPhone 6 was absolutely appropriate.

    To the OP, never tell people you have kids on a forum. They all know how to raise them better than you do.

    As far as answering the question, I can't. Your age and the number of kids you have isn't relevant for this type of decision. You can get a good idea of what you're getting with the 7 and 7 plus by just looking at floor models of the 6s and 6s plus. Aside from the camera improvements I don't think you'll have much else to look forward to.
     
  15. fischersd macrumors 601

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    Huh? Everyone I know with an SE is getting better battery life than the 6s's.
     
  16. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    @DadBod630 , congrats on returning from your suspension. I hope your time off was well spent. ;)

    I think it all comes down to screen real estate vs. the cumbersome nature of a larger phone. Which is more practical for you and for your usage?
     
  17. rugmankc Contributor

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    At 65 the Plus is my choice. The size is not an issue and whether reading or watching movies it is so much nicer. But, yes, play with both first. Only way to know. My and other's opinions don't matter--:)
     

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