Do you miss your iPhone 6+

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  1. Jimmyss macrumors member

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    Recently upgraded to iPhone 7 from iPhone 6 Plus.Now my wife is using iPhone 6 plus. But I am missing my 6 Plus. Anyone here having the same feeling for his iPhone 6 plus?
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Actually I do. For whatever reason it seemed to feel slightly better in my hand than my current 6s+.
     
  3. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Nope. The 6 Plus was the buggiest iPhone I've owned in awhile. The 6S Plus was much better, and the 7 Plus even better.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Well, the 7+ was fuglier, that's for sure. :)

    Anyway, I never had the issues with my 6+ everyone else seemed to have. But then I use my devices as phones and for email and texting and light browsing. Not as video streaming devices or as a game console. So that's probably why I never ran into those issues.
     
  5. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    Did you mean you went down in size from the 6 Plus to the 7? I don't think I could use a smaller phone at this point. My wife's SE is a great phone, but when I use it, it feels like a little toy.

    I went from the 6 Plus to the 7 Plus, and I think it's better in every way. I loved the size of the 6 Plus, but it was probably the worst iPhone I ever owned. (Have had 3G, 4, 5, 6 Plus, and now 7 Plus) It was painfully slow, even in its first year. And the home button seemed to ignore me about one time in five. Needless to say, I love the virtual home button on the 7 Plus. Never had a problem there!
     
  6. FoxD macrumors 6502

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    The 6+ feels better because it's around 10% lighter than the 6s Plus and I believe slightly thinner. That said, it feels much slower compared to the 7 Plus.
     
  7. noekozz macrumors 6502a

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    The 6+ is definitely a bit lighter than the 6+S. Recently my 6+ crapped out, so instead of upgrading I got a replacement instead. Later this year when the new iphone releases I'll probably upgrade, but I'll be keeping my 6+ around....... I like it that much.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Not a lot of difference to love or hate. My 7+ is doing fine and have no regrets.
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Strange. Perhaps a difference in battery weight or the different aluminum Apple used on the 6s? The 6 Plus used 6000 Series, where the 7 uses 7000 Series aluminum. I'm not sure if that altered the weight or not.
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    It was probably the weight. The 6+ was slightly heavier than my 6s+ and I guess for me that made it feel better, IDK.
     
  11. 0007776 Suspended

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    The home button on my 7+ is a lot less reliable than the physical one on my old 6+, but it still works and the heavier weight of the 7+ is nice.
     
  12. noobinator macrumors 603

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    I'd never be able to go back to the clicky button of the 6/6s after using the 7 home button. My old home buttons always got sticky or something and would click or something without actually clicking it. I find the 7 home button amazing and works 99.999% of the time as intended.
     
  13. Shanghaichica macrumors 604

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    No. I've had the 6S + and 7 + since then. It wlas a great phone in its time but technology moves on as have I.
     
  14. cbreze macrumors 6502a

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    My 6+ ran smooth as silk, but I finally grew tired of the size. happy with the smaller 7.
     
  15. ACG12 macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. It's the reason I almost left Apple, the biggest pile of crap and wasted $1000 on it. Didn't even last two years and ran horrible after iOS 8 because of the lack of RAM.
     
  16. Deacon-Blues macrumors 6502

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    My wife inherited my 6S Plus when I got my 7 Plus. I'm convinced that phone has a better battery than mine, but I don't miss it. I really love this 7. Love the camera with optical zoom.
     
  17. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    3D touch Panel + taptic engine adds more weight
     
  18. Relentless Power, Mar 3, 2017
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    Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Let me break down the three models for you Sunny. The 6 Plus actually weighs the lesser of the Three, even though the 6s Plus has a smaller battery to compensate for the Taptic engine. The 6s Plus is lighter than the 7 Plus. However, the 7 Plus actually has a larger battery than the 6s Plus, but the 7 Plus doesn't retain the 3.5 Jack, which compensates for the larger battery and decline in weight. In Theory, Apple made changes where the weight of the Plus models is less than that of four grams for two Plus models, even with the added Haptic Engine/3D Touch. Hardly noticeable by holding in hand.:D

    iPhone 6 Plus

    • 6.072 Ounces (172 Grams)

    iPhone 6s Plus

    • 6.77 ounces (192 grams)

    iPhone 7 Plus

    • 6.63 Ounces (188 Grams)
     
  19. KieranDotW macrumors 6502a

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    I still use my 6+ since I've limited myself to a 3-year upgrade cycle (Not on a contract, I buy my phones unlocked. Just a poor student.)

    I can't say I've had any problems with it so far, and I'm even running the latest public update to iOS 10. My 4S was getting buggy and slow as hell in its last year, but nothing like that here. Plus nothing about the 6S or 7 has made me wish I upgraded sooner.
     
  20. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    For me, my 6+ has been pretty stable. I did have to have it replaced due to a screen issue, but other than that it has been rock solid.
     
  21. 6129(15) macrumors newbie

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    I gave my 6 Plus the boot a few weeks ago and went back to my iPhone 5 until september. To be honest, I came to realize that the Plus editions of the 6 design is just a too big. Also, specifically for the 6 Plus, the limited amount of RAM. It had to be shipped with 2 GB of RAM!
     
  22. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a

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    I still have my 6+. Going 2.5 years strong, but just had to have the camera replaced (for free, known technical issue with the camera shaking). I also had the guy clean out the ear speaker and charging port for me while I was there.

    I had planned on upgrading to the 7+ but wasn't super impressed and since my 6+ was working fine, I figure I would wait for the 8. Other than that, 6+ has been great to me.
     
  23. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    My wife had the same problem with her camera on the 6+. Apple swapped out the camera in about an hour. I didn't know they did that kind of repair in the stores.
     
  24. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a

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    I still have the 6 plus but I only use it when I am charging my 7 plus. Its good for watching videos.
     
  25. sunking101 macrumors 604

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    The 6+ was hands down the worst iPhone I've ever owned. It reloaded *everything* due to that paltry 1GB of RAM and it froze up a lot too. The only things I liked were the screen, loudspeaker and battery life. Overall though the iPhone 5 was a better tool. The 6S+ however sorted these issues. Shame about the loudspeaker on that one though.
     

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