Dumping the 6 plus? [merged]

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jimbo1mcm, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
    I currently don't have a dog in this fight, having an Iphone 6 but I wonder if people will dump their 6 plus in September when the new 6 plus comes out with a better processor with even better battery performance and stronger aluminum. Also add in 2 GB of Ram. Not sure if Force Touch is a major selling point, but it looks to be a better phone than the current 6 plus. Opinions?
  2. macher macrumors 65816


    Oct 13, 2012
    If form factor is the same I'll wait for the 7. If form factor is different I'll have to think about it.
  3. techspin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2014
    Yes, some people will upgrade. Same story for the 6.
  4. Kyotoma macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2010
    Carnegie and Ontario
    If history serves then the form factor will remain the same for this next iteration. If I my plan allows I will upgrade.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'm in that boat, while I don't typically upgrade my phone every year, I think this year I'll do that. When I say upgrade, I'll have to sell what I have and then buy a 6s outright. I want a smaller form factor.

    I was wrong about the 6+ its a great phone but for my needs and wants, its just a bit unwieldy.
  6. BeeGood macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2013
    Lot 23E. Somewhere in Georgia.
    If the 6S Plus is more powerful and performance is better I'll consider getting it and selling my 6Plus. If not I'll likely get the 6S.

    I'm pretty sure I'm upgrading either way but we'll see when Apple unveils it in a few months.
  7. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2013
    Yeah, that is my current dilemma. I have wants and needs that necessitate a larger screen, while also being a smaller size and more pocket friendly. I think I'll go with the plus, but working out with such a large device (as well as just carrying it) won't be pleasurable.
  8. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Pocket friendly is my biggest issues especially as we are now in the summers months. I find myself needing to continually take the phone out of my front pocket because its just too big.
  9. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2013
    Yeah, that's what I worry about. I wish Apple could do what LG has done with the G3 and G4, and put the 5.5" display in as small of a body as possible.
  10. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
    thats probably what they'll do for the 7 because of a lot of complaint that other phones have the same size screen in a smaller form. i don't see why they kept it the same for the plus. there is some room at the top and bottom they could of moved the grill camera and sensor a little lower and cut some height. same with the bottom above and below the home button . they could of cut a 1mm from the top and bottom at least that would of helped a little
  11. eyoungren macrumors P6


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I didn't dump my iPhone 5 in 2013 when the 5s came out. I didn't dump my iPhone 5 in 2014 when the iPhone 6/6+ came out.

    I have the 6+ now on a lease. I'm not dumping it for the 6s+ just because.

    Incidentally, I still have my iPhone 5.

    I don't engage in this buy a new phone every time Apple releases and sell the old phone to pay for it stuff.
  12. Scarpad macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2005
    no when I decided to get the pls I decided it was going to be my phone for the next 2 years and I knew it would be more than powerful enough
  13. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2011
    If Apple allows initial pre-order purchases unlocked alongside carrier plans then most likely I will purchase the unlocked and sell my 6 Plus online.
  14. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2013
    How long did it take them to allow unlocked purchases this past year? Was it launch day only?
  15. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Unless the 6S+ is a downgrade I will get it for sure.

    I sure hope that Apple does not use the Apple Watch as the model for it's 6S introduction!:mad:
  16. soupcan macrumors 6502a


    Nov 21, 2014
    Coming from a 5 I'll definitely go to a 6S. I skipped the 6 since my iPhone 5 was just over a year old at that point since I got it like a month before the 5S was released.
  17. GrumpyMom macrumors 603


    Sep 11, 2014
    I will be dumping mine. It's part of a family based strategy. I've just given my daughter my iPhone 5s. She does not want nor can she manage a large iPhone. So I'll be selling or trading in via AT&T Next the 6Plus and :rolleyes:getting a 6s. That's the one I'll pay off and keep to pass down to my daughter when I upgrade to likely the 7s. If there's going to be a 7s. At any rate without knowing exactly what Apple will offer in the future the best I can do is guess that there will be a 7 that will be amazing. And that will be followed by a 7S that will be amazing and refined. :rolleyes:

    I do think I'm finished with the big Plus sized phones though. My husband will continue down that route. I am not so sure. I am really frustrated that Apple treats the larger phones as premium flagship models and needlessly specs down the smaller phone in some features.
  18. EdMan macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2011
    I'll be dumping my Plus. I'll be the first to admit I screwed up by thinking the grass was greener. I have a launch 6 and got caught up in the Plus excitement and had to get one. Have decided that it's too big especially now that the warmer weather is here. So I'll take my lumps and get a 6s and keep it a couple of years. Phones are past the point of being obsolete in a year so waiting for the 7s should not be a big deal even if the 7 is amazing. I doubt it will be head and shoulders amazing but I could be wrong. Either way I've had way too many iPhone's to waste anymore money chasing the latest and greatest.
  19. Michael Goff macrumors G4

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    I got a new Mac this year, can't exactly afford a new iPhone when it comes out.

    Next year, though, should be a good upgrade.
  20. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2011
    Unfortunately not, Apple began selling unlocked iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus January 6th this year. I don't expect Apple to repeat, I expect Apple to allow both carrier contract as well as unlocked option on Pre-Order date.
  21. CanadaMaple macrumors member

    May 1, 2015
    That's how I feel too. Keeping my 6+ for the long haul.

    Up here in Canada, iPhone's are available unlocked right from the get-go for pre-order.
    In store you can buy carrier, or unlocked.

    Carrier locked pre-orders are done through the carrier, all Apple online store Pre-orders are unlocked.

    I only buy unlocked myself. Maybe if you have a friend/relative in Canada, you could have them order it, ship to you?

  22. Rayy42 macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2014
    I have a Plus and am slightly disappointed with the performance compared to my 6 I had before. It's by no means a snail but both devices perform a bit worse than my iPhone 5 IMHO. Since I just got the Plus after trading in my 6 about two months ago, I will test the waters and see if going with the S cycle is worth it. More likely than not though I will probably wait for the 7.
  23. cababah macrumors 68000

    Jun 11, 2009
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Wait...you're not implying that the new iPhone will be improved over the current version are you??? The nerve of Apple...!
  24. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    They sold the unlocked iPhone 6/6 Plus at launch. They had it labeled as "T-Mobile Unlocked" on their website though.
  25. StarShot macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2014
    And why not? I've sold every phone from the 3g, 3GS, IP4, IP4S, iP5, and the IP5S. All for $200-$250 more than the phones cost on the upgrade plan ($199-$299). If you truly believe that Apple will sell one phone less during the year if you only upgrade every year and this will save the planet, I can understand that. I don't and as long as the after market will pay these prices for a one year old phone, I'm on board with it.

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