Broken iPhone 6...buy cheap Android phone until iPhone 8 or just buy the 7?

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  1. intervenient macrumors 6502a

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    GPS and Wifi completely crapped out. Tried to do a home repair and the whole thing went to ****.

    I was trying to wait until the 8 came out, but given still months away, that's a hard pass for me. I'm debating just buying a 7 now, or holding out for the 8 and getting a $100 Android phone while I wait. What's the best course of action here, price wise?
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    Check out the Apple Refurb store. They now sell refurbed iPhones - new outer case and battery. And they come with the standard one year Apple warranty. You can save 15% or more that way.
     
  3. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502

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    Last time I checked you can take your 6 up to an apple store (even out of warranty) and they'll just give you a 6s or a 7. So I would try that
     
  4. intervenient thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Eh. It's an old phone, way out of warranty, pried open with the screws not going back in on the bottom and pretty bent. I can't see them giving me something for this. They wouldn't even repair the GPS issue in the first place.
     
  5. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502

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    Did you go in a store? If yes Call apple, I've seen people with pretty much destroyed 6's get them replaced out of warranty. Nothing beats a try
     
  6. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    I have read on this site that Apple will usually give you some kind of gift card for older phones you turn into them. I am not 100% sure so call them first but it would be better than nothing.
     
  7. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    Apple will not touch that device. It'll be a waste of time. I'll say buy a second hand SE if you can find online and within your budget. It's a powerful device and will serve you really well until the iPhone 8.
     
  8. mjschabow macrumors 65816

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    Yeah you can get an SE for $200 on Swappa. It'll work much better than any $200 Android phone.
     
  9. intervenient thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Best Buy is actually doing a promotion that lets you pay $7 a month to get a 64 gig SE. I went ahead and did that and will just pay the device off when the 8 comes out. I'm pretty stoked how this all worked out :D
     
  10. HallStevenson macrumors 6502

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    Why would Apple do this ? I could see them doing it in limited cases but by no means as a standard procedure. Hell, I just switched to an iPhone and am using my wife's 6+ at the moment. Once the 7s or 8 come out, I can't imagine going to the Apple store, showing them this 6+ and saying I don't like it anymore or something is wrong with it and them hand me a newer version. This phone is in almost brand new condition too - it's had a screen protector on it from week 1 (probably took a day or two or so to pick up one) and same with a case.
     
  11. chscag macrumors 68000

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    I agree. There is no way Apple is going to hand over a new phone in trade for your old one. They may in fact offer you a trade in $$ but it will be based on the phone. That's exactly what they did when I purchased my 7+ and traded in my 6+. They gave me $175.00 for the 6+ and deducted that from the cost of the 7+.
     
  12. CatherineVeraGat Suspended

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    How much months do you have to pay for the new iPhone SE 64GB?
     
  13. mpavilion macrumors 6502a

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    What sort of condition was your 6+ in? Unless it was in terrible shape, you likely could have sold it yourself for considerably more $$$
     
  14. deuxani macrumors 6502

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    $200 for an SE? I don't believe that. Even the 5 still sells for that amount.
     
  15. chscag macrumors 68000

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    It was in perfect condition but I was just too lazy to sell it myself. And since our Apple Store is only about a 15 minute drive from my house, I took the easy way out. :rolleyes:
     
  16. bufffilm Suspended

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    Probably closer to $250 than $200 now.

    Just searched for Verizon, 16gb, good or better condition...may be some carrier versions are a little cheaper.

    And of course, timing is everything...
     
  17. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    You probably got ripped off without knowing.
     
  18. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Depends how much you will desire the new iphone. Personally, I thought about it and I had an old phone available. But instead opted to buy iphone 7. Sams has the 256 at the same price as the 128 right now and a $150 off that (gift card).

    If I really want the new phone, I can get it next June.
     
  19. warshaw macrumors newbie

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    I'm in the same situation as you. My Note 4 has been having serious issues lately. I've been holding onto this phone for what feels like forever waiting for a worthy upgrade. Was planning on getting the Note 8 or iPhone 8 this year. Just recently the Note 4 has become almost unusable. I purchased an iPhone SE but I'm going to return it. I thought it would be fine, but it's way too small. I'm planning on getting a cheap $60 BLU android phone from amazon. Hopefully I won't have too many problems with that until the new phones are released.
     
  20. HallStevenson macrumors 6502

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    A "cheap" Android phone, if it's new, will work fine for most people for months if they just need to hold off for a bit. I think it's the materials and build quality that differentiate a Samsung Galaxy, HTC One, etc from the low-end Huawei, ZTE, etc models.
     
  21. lanceh5 macrumors member

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    I have an iPhone 6 that the screen separated from the body along the left side. We used this primarily for a camera and have used it as a phone about 100 times. It has been sitting on the kitchen counter not in my pocket. Chatting with Apple, the repair is $330. We are 4 hrs away from an Apple Store so they will send a box to mail it to the repair facility.
    So some one will get this lightly used phone as a refurbished and I will get someone's heavily used iPhone as a replacement.

    In hind sight, if I was going to get a new phone, I should not have repaired the old one and just bought a new one and throw the old one away.
     

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