Buying a iPhone 6 in 2017

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  1. ThatiPhoneKid macrumors 6502a

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    i know it's a bit of a downgrade but carphone warehouse is selling the iPhone 6 real cheap and I'm wondering if it's still a good phone in 2017 and do any of you guys still have one?
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

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    The 6S, or even an SE, with twice the RAM is a significantly better performer.
     
  3. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    coming from an iPhone 6, i would try for the 6S at the least.
     
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  5. Peanut207 macrumors 6502

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    Listen the iPhone 6 is still a perfectly capable phone especially if you're strapped for cash or just want a really good deal. For what 90% of people use their phones for, the 6 is more than capable. No you won't get the best photos with it and your apps will open milliseconds slower..big deal.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Besides purchasing an iPhone 6, I would also question how it will react with iOS 11 as well. I think the 6s as others have suggested, might be a better option if you can find one.
     
  7. TravisPNW macrumors 6502a

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    6s is perfectly capable. If my Plus didn't have a fading ear speaker after 2 years I may have held on to it instead of upgrading to the 8 Plus.
     
  8. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    6 is not good if you want to be able to run all the AR applications. I *think* there might be some limited support for it, but best to get at least a 6S.
     
  9. bufffilm Suspended

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    I would get the SE or the 6s over the ip6.

    There's zero reason to buy the ip6 w/1gb RAM when both those alternatives exist.
     
  10. fathergll macrumors 65816

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    I have a 6. Don't get it, its old. im getting an 8 this week.
     
  11. ThatiPhoneKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok I'm goin to just order a 6s what size do you guys prefer the 4.7 or 5.5 also I like the space grey do you guys like this colour
     
  12. aakshey macrumors 68000

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    Get 6s or SE space grey. The plus is too big.

    If you get a 6 don’t put iOS 11 on it.
     
  13. cbreze macrumors 6502a

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    You didn't mention the price being offered. If the SE is same or not much more or even less I'd get that over the 6. Also the plus size 6 or 6s is an acquired taste for fit and if your not used to phab size phones I'd pass. I had a 6+ and after 6 months I got so damn tired of toting it around and having it stick out of my pockets that I finally dumped it for the 4.7" size 6s before finally getting a 7. Less RAM on the 6 makes it an unwise choice IMO especially with IOS11.
     
  14. rui no onna macrumors 604

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    How cheap and how much does the 6S cost?

    For $199 or so (e.g. AT&T prepaid deals in US), I'd actually consider it if the larger size is an important consideration.
     
  15. ThatiPhoneKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The 6 is £339 6s £449 6s Plus £549 if I was to get a 6 and put iOS 11 on it would it make it slow, I’m thinking about getting the 32gb iPhone 6s space grey
     
  16. rui no onna macrumors 604

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    At that price, I'd go 6s. The savings isn't worth the performance penalty.
     
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  18. ThatiPhoneKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you think the 6s is quite a current phone, like a good phone in 2017?
     
  19. JPack macrumors 601

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    Get the 6.

    If you're spending money on an outdated form factor, don't dive head in.

    Upgrade next year when iPhone 11 comes out.

    The 1GB RAM is only limiting if you're using several Safari tabs at once.
     
  20. ThatiPhoneKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry last question , is the design of the 6s identical to the 6 because I love the design of the 6
     
  21. ValhallaOutcast macrumors regular

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    The 6 was great, loved my 6 would still be using it if the battery health didn't deteriorate so bad on mine

    I also cracked my screen last week so it was either fix the screen and replace the battery or put that money towards a new phone

    I waited for the 8 announcement but wasn't overly thrilled so got a 7plus instead, very happy
     
  22. JPack macrumors 601

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    It's an identical design.
     
  23. numberfour macrumors regular

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    For £449 you can get a nicely used iPhone 7 on eBay. Been keeping an eye on those the last couple of days. Many of the auctions are won around that price point.
     
  24. ValhallaOutcast macrumors regular

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    yes most generic cases are marked 6/6s so the form factor is the same if not very close
     
  25. ThatiPhoneKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, thanks for your post! Yeah I was thinking about going to ebay but I’m just worried about reliability of the sellers, in case the phone is a fake or the phones have been resealed to make them look new etc do you think ebays safe?
     

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