Get the 6+, keep 5/5S for small?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Retired Cat, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2013
    I just had this thought for those on the fence:

    5/5S owners can buy the 6+ and just switch out the nano SIM card depending on whether they want a big screen or need portability on any given day.

    Obviously not a solution for those on CDMA carriers or for those who sell old phone to fund new one.
  2. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    I have thought of this too! I have some fear though I would end up carrying the old iPhone 5 everywhere and using the Plus as a mini mini iPad at home only.

    Has anyone speculated we will get a large size iPod soon?
  3. Retired Cat thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2013

    I guess one could always sell the 6+ if it went unused… or alternatively sell the 5/5S if weeks went by and it went unused.
  4. leesweet macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2009
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Switch out what? According to the Apple website, 6's have a 'nano sim' that is different from previous ones. Is it the same as the 5/5s? So, unless we're talking about something else...

    Good idea if they are the same ones...
  5. rambo47 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2010
    Denville, NJ
    Getting the 6+
    Keeping a BlackBerry for a small/backup phone.
    Keeping my 5s for my daughter (using a 4s on AT&T)
  6. webbuzz macrumors 65816


    Jul 24, 2010
    Both are Nano-SIM
  7. jian macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2008
    San Francisco
    I thought about keeping the 5s just for whatever, but I don't actually need it I guess, so I don't know. I might just sell it when I receive the new iPhone
  8. Djlild7hina macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2009
    That is my plan for now. Use the 6+ as a mix of bigger iphone and ipad mini and whenever i want the small phone pop my sim into my 5s.

    Or... i might try to trade my 5s in for some money
  9. webbuzz macrumors 65816


    Jul 24, 2010
    That is why I am keeping my iPhone 5.
  10. kmpoboy2 macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2010
    Getting the 6+, keeping the 5 for my runs. I don't want to feel like an idiot with a small shield on my arm.

    Plus I just bought an armpocket on which the 6+ doesn't fit and I don't plan in spending another $45 soon.
  11. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2010

    The arm pocket is amazing ! I love it!
  12. MacFriedRice macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2013
    Nice thread old cat. I've thought about this as well.

    I plan to keep my 64gb 5S as backup. I just might do this.

  13. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    Only issue is that, do you really want to swap the sim card so much? Plus, the little sim tray will probably get worn. ha. :) Still, I might do it!

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