How long will the iPhone 6S last?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    I have an iPhone 6S since it came out. How much longer will it last?

    I actually do plan on upgrading to the 7 or the one that comes after the 7 Bc I need the best camera for selfies but I was just curious.
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    I would think at least two more iOS cycles. Granted thats a guess, but it seems appropriate to be supported for two more cycles.
     
  3. SparklyPickle macrumors member

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    Software wise, a while!
    Hardware wise, as long as you take good care of it!
     
  4. gimmmick macrumors member

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    For as long as apple keeps giving it updates to iOS. The A9 and 2 gigs of ram will give it long legs.
     
  5. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    It will last until you decide to stop using it. I'll never understand why some people think that a device is no longer useful just because the manufacturer decides that it has reached its end of life. Lack of updates does not automatically brick a device. I have a friend who still uses his iPad 1 and it still serves his needs today as it did when it was released.
     
  6. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    Apple generally gives a phone a minimum of 5 years of support so up till Sept 2019.

    Since the A9 is also in the SE and the new iPad...it's a very solid CPU. In contrast, the A8 was not as good.

    And it being the last model with the 3.5mm jack to boot...all the more reason why it is a classic.
     
  7. Math889 macrumors 65816

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    very satisfied with my 6s+. Great phone . Will upgrade to iOS 11 soon .

    Let see what 7S will bring .
     
  8. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Apple new home pod also uses A8 chip I remember, from keynote. A8 is weak but it might last a bit longer. So does A9.
     
  9. maxjohnson2 macrumors regular

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    My opinion is SE and 6S will get updates until 2020. The A9 chip is as faster than last year Android flagships and as fast as this year, so I think it will run well for a while.
     
  10. Math889 macrumors 65816

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    A8: 2-3 years of iOS support

    I am wondering if Apple drops support for Iphone 5S next year, it means that 6s will be capable to run iOS 13.
    If Apple wont drop 5s next year, it means that the 6s will be capable to run iOS 15.
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    Its an S model. S models usually get an extra year of iOS updates. If Apple continue that trend , the 6s will be compatible with iOS 15.
     
  11. wproct macrumors 6502

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    I plan on keeping my 6s for a long time. As other posters have said, it's going to be a perfectly usable phone for years to come. Chances are you will become bored and want something new to play with long before it wears out.
     
  12. NMSUballa macrumors regular

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    I still use my 4S. In fact I'm typing this on it right now. It depends how well you take care of it like someone mentioned.
     
  13. VanillaCracker macrumors 68030

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    2-4 more years. RAM is 2GB, so that doesn't disqualify it. The phone will slow down with each new version of iOS, but it'll get several more updates.
     
  14. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    Are they?...way to cheap out!

    That home pod has some catching up to do as the competition is ahead of them. But this is Apple...so anything is possible.
     
  15. Math889 macrumors 65816

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    If Apple keeps the same iPhone design I won't be bored to keep my 6S+
     
  16. Thai, Jun 10, 2017
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    Thai macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone 5s with A7 chip from 2013 is getting iOS 11. iPhone 5 is ending support because it was the last with ARMv7 (32-bit) processor and Apple is going all in with ARMv8 (64-bit) compatible chips.

    So, i believe that Apple will support iPhones for at least 4-5 yrs.
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    Remember, Apple is so far ahead of everyone else (mobile) in chip processing. Even though Android claim that they can do "more" with their OS, their latest chip CPU processing is around Apple A8-level. Qualcomm S821 (late 2016) is slightly below A8 (2014) and their newest S835 (2017) is still below A9 level according to Geekbench single thread.

    For example, Pixel (late 2016 with S821) single thread score is BARELY better (around 200 better, which is almost insignificant) than iPhone 5s A7 chip from 2013!!

    So, if Android with all their fancy do "more" claims and they are literally at least 2 years BEHIND Apple chips, then i think that Apple iPhones have a very long shelf life.

    (Yes, i put quotes around "MORE" for a reason....)
     
  17. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    The A9 is still a very stront chip.

    I expect the 6s to be supported for a long time. Like someone mentioned, the new iPad has the same chip so it's possible we will see updates into the 2020s

    Plus the A9 is more as or powerful than many computers that Apple still supports with macOS....Mobile chips have got so advanced by the time of the A9s release that we will probably see apple support them as long as they can

    Of course, much depends on how ios changes these next few years
     
  18. d5aqoëp macrumors 6502a

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    Extreme mis-information in this thread. New iPads have A10X Fusion which is almost 2X faster than A9 found in 6S.
     
  19. VanillaCracker macrumors 68030

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    I could be wrong, but I think that might be GPU gains, not CPU. Relevant none the less.
     
  20. d5aqoëp macrumors 6502a

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    It’s Dual core in A9 vs Hexa core in A10X. Apple quotes 30-40% increase in CPU speed.
     
  21. VanillaCracker macrumors 68030

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    Oh right, forgot about that jump. Good point
     
  22. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    I think that he meant the lower-end regular iPad 2017 with A9.

    The 2017 iPad: https://www.apple.com/ipad-9.7/

    Only the new iPad PRO have A10x.

    So, mis-information here belongs to you. :)
     
  23. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    ?? More like extreme inability to read

    Familiarize yourself with the chip in the 5th gen iPad


    I said nothing of iPad pro
     
  24. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    Remember, A8 in HomePods main function is some sort of room correction and Siri. That’s it. HomePods don’t have much else capability to need a stronger processor.
     
  25. d5aqoëp macrumors 6502a

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    LMAO I apologize. When New iPads were mentioned, the just released iPads came to my mind.
     

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