Get the 6S or wait the 7?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iMember09, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. iMember09 macrumors newbie


    Sep 13, 2015
    I am an Android user (Galaxy S4), since 5S I've been considering switching to iPhone but 5S lacked a big screen, I like the screen size of my current phone and 4'' was too small for me but since the ''6 versions'' have a 4.7'' display and it's perfect for me. So I want to switch to iPhone due it's features seems more relevant to me, my phone is getting slower, it's metal bars started to peel-off and I got a MacBook Pro. ''S'' versions have always been the ''true iPhones'' for me, so I waited until 6S but some people here have said that they'll wait the 7. So should I get the 6S or wait for the 7? Note that it will be my first iPhone.
  2. Chronus macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2014
    You can always wait for the next big thing. Wasting your life waiting for better stuff, why get the 7, wait for the 8 and so on. The 6S is the top dog from apple for the next 12 months. Go for it.
  3. Ev0d3vil macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2014
    Get a new phone when your old phone conks out.
  4. JawneeWin macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2013
    Go for the 6s and experience whatever Apple has to offer. After that, a year will pass by and you'll get to further enjoy the new features and updates for the iPhone 7. That way, you can enjoy two phones instead of going for the 7, and then up to the 7s. Also, you can decide if you even want to upgrade to the 7 once it's released a year from now.
  5. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    Hello iMember09 the 6S actually feels like a pretty big update, as big as an update could be when it's the same form factor as the 6. The 3D Touch, processor, and live photos are all pretty cool, new features.

    Some have speculated that the iPhone 7 may be more about making it crazy thin with fewer new features. It's up to you, but the 6S at least on paper, looks to be a great phone.
  6. ap123ap macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2015
    Used a 6 for 11 months and was very happy with it. Could have easily kept going with it for another 12 months. The thought of there being a more superior iphone out there would have killed me though, no doubt 6s envy would have set in!
    I went for a 6s+ this time round so that it doesn't feel like I have the same handset... not sure how I will get on with it though!!
  7. Damolee macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2012
    Wait for the real use reviews of the 6S first. Battery life and any issues that may arise.
  8. FarouqArifin macrumors newbie


    Sep 12, 2015
    Go for it immediately & now is the best time since 6S will arrive in just a couple of weeks.
    Don't be like me, I've got an aging S3 Mini, and instead of switching to 6 last year I opted to wait and it broke in the worst time: right a week before the announcement of 6S and suddenly I got a dilemma between buying 6 or just wait a little more for 6S. I chose the latter and now I've got a painful 1 month without a phone which SUCKS until the arrival of 6S...

    You'll never know when your phone will break & don't wait until it break just before the announcement of iPhone 7, the dilemma will be tough!
  9. kasakka macrumors 68020

    Oct 25, 2008
    I also have a Galaxy S4 right now and I seriously considered getting the 6S but now I think I'll wait for the 7 instead. My reasons are the following:
    1. iPhone 6S is seriously expensive. Considering how miserable the 16 GB version is you'd have to go for the 64 GB one which is even more expensive. I have a 16 GB S4 and could not deal with it if it weren't for the SD card slot. I hope there's a 32 GB base version next year.
    2. You're going to want a bumper or case. The Galaxy S4 stock back cover is slippery but can be cheaply replaced with something more grippy. The whole iPhone 6S is rather slippery feeling to me. A case is added expense and makes the phone wider negating the benefit in one handed use from the slightly smaller size than the S4.
    3. The S4 is still fast enough IMO, I'm running a stock Lollipop ROM (from Google Play Edition) on mine and it still runs fine without all that much lag.
    4. Safari scrolling is miserable compared to what is in Chrome or any other Android app. You have to flick your finger a lot to get all the way to the end of a long page compared to the "flick once, tap to stop" scrolling on Android. Being unable to set default apps is still a minus for iOS.
    5. While camera seems to work better on iOS in general, I would've liked to see optical image stabilization on the 6S. This is a feature that is on many new flagship Android phones so I would expect iPhone 7 to have it as well - the iPhone 6 design just apparently couldn't fit it (as it's one of the few hardware differences compared to the 6S+).
    6. The bands on the back are pretty ugly and the fact that you can only get the gold and rose gold colors with a white front panel is a minus for me. Black front looks better and blends with the display.
    TL;DR: The iPhone 6S is not the perfect design IMO and doesn't have enough improvements to warrant changing my S4 just yet. I can wait another year (or used iPhone 6S to hit the market if my S4 breaks).
  10. techiebug macrumors 6502a

    Oct 20, 2013
    From the 6s to 7, the upgrade will be minimal except the design. The camera won't be much different. But then it's Apple.. They always know how to make their phones appeal. Personally I'd rather buy the numbered cycle since I want a new design. But I want to switch to iOS this year so yeah.
  11. dugbug macrumors 65816


    Aug 23, 2008
    Somewhere in Florida
    The s versions are the better ones as they address design issues and typically introduce a key use case like apple pay or Touch ID. This one is particularly cool.
  12. kentsydney macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2015
    Waiting for 7 or even 8- I love my 128 gig 6 plus and can live without the 3d touch and camera upgrades-

    I'm actually scared of changing as I have a lot of music and audiobooks and with some stuff being in the cloud from past experience it's getting so hard to get a new phone to be loaded like my existing phone - when I plug my iPhone into iTunes rather than using a wifi sync I really don't understand what syncs and what doesn't. It's even more confusing with music match and now apple music- I hope apple can make this easier to understand as no one I knows really understands what syncing does-so I'll put off this pain as long as possible!
  13. Kuroz macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2013

    I have that same problem, when i connect my iphone 6 to my desktop. It says do you want to sync to this computer and that it'll delete whatever and add the new stuff, but I'm pretty sure my iphone is synced to my laptop from the iphone 2 days and i dont want to risk having it deleted.

    Now adays I just click back up iphone and avoid the sync button in Itunes.
  14. CalmEnvy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2008
    I'll be waiting for the 7 or later model. Currently running an iPhone 5s and works great so I don't see a point in upgrading. Not to mention I can't justify spending $528.99 + tax on a phone with a two year contract here in Canada. Buying the phone outright here is again to expensive for me.
  15. roberthodgson macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2010
    Go with the 6S get 64gb min and get apple care plus, then next year sell the 6S and get the 7 I upgrade every year and the resell value of an IPhone has always been great.

    To help pay for the cost differences I skip a Tims coffee in the mornings and take my own coffee from home. It doses not take long to save the difference if price from what I sold my old phone for and what a new one costs.
  16. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    Get the 6s then get the 7... Then get the 7s and then 8...

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