How long an Iphone 6 will last ?

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  1. andreyush macrumors 6502

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    How many years do you guys think that Iphone 6 will run smooth Ios ?
     
  2. Adoniram macrumors newbie

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    It's really impossible to say, but I will give this advice: If it's running smoothly now, and you're happy with the features, DO NOT UPGRADE YOUR OS!

    Reasoning: I have an iPad 2 that I sincerely regret upgrading from iOS 6. It instantly became mind-numbingly slow. After turning off every possible feature that still allowed it to be usable, it still was slower than molasses on a cold day in January. Absolutely abysmal. Many others reported the same. I have to believe the update was done regardless of the impact on iPad 2 users, because it incentivizes new purchases. Guess what I bought? That's right, a Kindle Fire.

    I know that sometimes you'll have a new app that complains about requiring iOS-whatever... so hopefully you don't run into that problem. But if you have all the apps you want, and it works fine now, DON'T UPGRADE.

    In the past, it was also possible to download and manually update iOS to a specific version. If that's still possible, you can see if others find iOS-whatever to be acceptable, and do it manually, rather than get the latest OS if it's a problem for the 6.

    I would be willing to bet that iOS 10 will run slower on the 6 than iOS 9... check benchmarks and stuff like that before updating.
     
  3. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    Yes, but I like new stuff, especially if you're not upgrading to the iPhone 7. Continuing to use iOS 9 will be like staying in 2016. :p
     
  4. iKnowMr.Jobs macrumors regular

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    Running the latest iOS 10 beta on my 6 right now. It doesn't seem much slower than in the past, actually a hair faster. Given how many of these things Apple sold, I'm not inclined to believe that they purposely slow down older phones to entice upgrades because more people than ever would revolt at such a thing.

    For now, the iPhone 6 is still just a usable as it was on day 1
     
  5. andreyush thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great! So can I expect from an Iphone 6 to run iOS decent 3 years from now on ? :D
     
  6. Adoniram macrumors newbie

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    Here's a side-by-side:



    Looks like iOS 9 is consistently faster than iOS 10 beta, but that's just a beta, and there were a few things that were actually faster in iOS 10. You really should double check once iOS 10 officially comes out. Newer OS' typically introduce more features, or more beautification, which requires more CPU power. Really, I would strongly caution you to check things like this out before updating.

    I would be really surprised if the 6 was still "snappy" 3 from now with the latest OS. That is a long time from now... the 6 is 2 years old now, so you're looking at a 5 year old phone. That would be like asking the 4S to run iOS 9 or 10 today without any delay... I'm not even sure it's supported on either OS?
     
  7. andreyush thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea but the technology is advancing and my iphone 5C has 4 years old components (iphone 5) and it's running ios 9 pretty decent and i saw that it will run ios 10 pretty ok. So I thought that Iphone 6 could easily run iOS smooth for 5 years, 3 years from now on idk. :( .
     
  8. Adoniram macrumors newbie

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    Believe me, I am all for buying a premium phone once and making it last as long as possible. My Samsung Galaxy S5 is about 2.5 years old now, and feels great! The only reason I am considering upgrading is the dual camera module on the 7+ (if it really is all that great).

    I wish phones were more like computer purchases in this way. I built a high-end gaming rig almost 7 years ago and have done only mild performance updates. It still screams for most of what I need. Same with my laptop: Asus, core i7 CPU, nvidia GTX gpu, SSD, 16GB ram, and that was 3 years ago. Still outperforms most machines today, and again, is more than enough for my purposes.

    Phones on the other hand, especially iOS devices, seem to go the other way (in my own experience). They are built to perform really well with the OS that was current upon release. As we all know, Apple devices have inferior hardware to their competitors when comparing similarly-priced devices. As such, they are less "future-proof" because the next OS is going to introduce more than the previous generation's hardware was built to handle natively.

    Just my 2 cents...
     
  9. asv56kx3088 macrumors 6502

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    It'll last long if the display won't go unresponsive. /s
    Anyway, iOS 10 is even smoother than 9 on this device, the phone is a power house and will surely last pretty long.
     
  10. andreyush thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea...With this problem I have lost my interest in iphone 6. It's a shame for Apple :)
     
  11. bigmac58 macrumors member

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    I'm using an iPhone 6 that I bought at release. No issues here. It's running iOS 8.4.1 because of all the mixed reviews iOS 9 received early on and since it's running fine have left well enough alone . I'm considering the next generation phone but may wait to see what Apple has in store with the 'S' version if that's what they call it.
     
  12. andreyush thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hello ! What do you think about this new problem? Do you think is just a matter of time until your touch chip will fail or do you think that if you take care of the phone everything will be alright?
     
  13. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    You don't even need to worry about that.

    It will failed from the Touch Disease before then.
     
  14. bobright macrumors 601

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    Im on 9.3.3 phone is somewhat sluggish but not that bad. I feel like if I upgrade to iOS10 itll be awful.
     
  15. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    Yes, it will succumb to the disease eventually.
     
  16. bigmac58 macrumors member

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    I've had this phone in a Spigen Neo Hybrid Metal case since I received it. It protects the phone really well. I guess when and if it has the touch screen problem I'll replace it then with whatever generation is out. I've had zero issues so far with it. However, I do like gadgets and my contract is up in a few weeks so I may grab the new phone just for fun. Honestly though I'm weighing keeping this one and springing for the watch.
     

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