Best way to downgrade to iPhone 5S?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AppleTech22, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. AppleTech22 macrumors 6502

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    So I got the 6 the day it came out, and my first mistake was getting it in black(only color available at the time). Over time I have gotten to miss the design and size of the iPhone 5/5S so I have been thinking of downgrading. I have been trying to think of the best way to do this as I do not have an "upgrade" available to downgrade to the iPhone 5S.

    A few points:
    -I have a SquareTrade warranty on my 6 which I can get a nearly full refund for

    -I would like to have insurance on the "new" iPhone 5S, but I don't believe I can go through SquareTrade if I buy a 6 used

    -I could sell the 6 back to Sprint for $340 or sell it on eBay

    -I would like to have over 16GB of storage on the "new" iPhone

    Anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. JulesJam Suspended

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    Sell the 6 on swappa. Then buy a 5s on swappa.
     
  3. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    You could sell the 6 on eBay or Swappa. If you want a brand new 5s, you can buy a SIM free model directly from Apple, then add AppleCare to it. Otherwise, you can try to find a 5s on eBay that has some sort of extended warranty included with the phone.
     
  4. vikingjunior macrumors 65816

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    As a current 5s user be aware these software updates are not 5s friendly and you may want to buy new and stay with ios 7 as long as you can or wait for the June release and hope for a better form fit. I laugh watching people try to use the 6 and plus with one hand that second hand almost always has to take hold.
     
  5. JulesJam Suspended

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    There are used 5s that are still on iOS 7.
     
  6. flur macrumors 68000

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    This is debatable. Some 5s users are having issues, some aren't.

    Unfortunately for the OP there's no way of knowing which phones will and which won't.
     
  7. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    Just trade for an iPhone 5S + cash on Kijiji.
     
  8. AppleTech22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The main issue I'm having is that I would love to get insurance on the phone, but I believe SquareTrade only sells warranties for new phones? Or does anyone know any other insurance providers that allow used warranties?
     
  9. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    I have a 6+ 64GB and a 5S 16GB. My regret is purchasing a 16GB 5S. I wish I could trade my 5S 16GB for a 32GB at Apple and pay the difference. Personally, the 6 is a really nice phone. Do you actually miss the 5/5S that much? Because, I'm willing to let the 5S go (to a family member), if not, for the small storage space and the fact I purchase it full price at Apple 9 months ago. I'm also considering trading my 5S for a 6 64GB. I just don't know where to begin doing this.
     

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