How many of you jumped out of the S cycle to get the 6?

How many of you jumped out of the S cycle to get the 6?

  • Yes, I was on the S cycle but got the 6/6+ anyways

    Votes: 37 60.7%
  • No, I'm not breaking out contract to get a bigger screen

    Votes: 5 8.2%
  • Porcupine

    Votes: 19 31.1%

  • Total voters
    61

fiveainone

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Sep 16, 2011
761
76
I still can't decide if I want to jump cycle. S is always a much superior phone over the regular, especially in speed. But having the larger screen seems to matter more to me. I don't know if I can wait a year, even though I love the 5s design still.
 

DBZmusicboy01

macrumors 6502a
Sep 30, 2011
946
471
I still can't decide if I want to jump cycle. S is always a much superior phone over the regular, especially in speed. But having the larger screen seems to matter more to me. I don't know if I can wait a year, even though I love the 5s design still.
wait if you have the 5S...The 6 biggest difference is the screen :(
 

DivergenceZero

macrumors newbie
Aug 22, 2014
17
0
I jumped. We'll see if I'm going to regret it by next year...but jumping an integer every upgrade was too appealing, and I gave my sister the old one.
 

ELPresidente720

macrumors 6502
Sep 12, 2014
294
1
I'm actually very glad I broke the cycle to get the 6. The S version is always better true, but not nearly as exciting.
 

tacomahunter

macrumors regular
Oct 18, 2007
226
12
Idaho
Jumped my wife out of the cycle so that I could keep mine on track. Now I have an upgrade on November of 2015 ( and with the way that the instocks are going this round I will be fine )
 

fiveainone

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Sep 16, 2011
761
76
I'd be really bummed out if the 6S gets more ram, megapixels, or even 1080p 120fps.
 

1080p

macrumors 68030
Mar 17, 2010
2,797
2,308
Planet Earth
I don't have this problem. I get the new iPhone every year. No 2 year cycles for me. Really... if you time the sale of your iPhone just right, you can walk into the new iPhone for about $100.
 

SuperPolli

macrumors regular
Apr 20, 2013
111
0
New Jersey
New Every Year Really

I broke the S cycle, but I do every year. Every year I save up money to get the newest iPhone. So really every time a non S version comes out I break the cycle.:apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:

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I don't have this problem. I get the new iPhone every year. No 2 year cycles for me. Really... if you time the sale of your iPhone just right, you can walk into the new iPhone for about $100.
I do this same thing every year. I usually escape closer to $150 but still. It's worth it to me, both personally and financially.
 

NewVZcustomer

macrumors member
Oct 14, 2014
33
0
I don't have this problem. I get the new iPhone every year. No 2 year cycles for me. Really... if you time the sale of your iPhone just right, you can walk into the new iPhone for about $100.
Do you mean $100 aside from the regular 200? I saw the 5s going for 350 trade in, so it's be an extra 300 to buy the base model right?
 

1080p

macrumors 68030
Mar 17, 2010
2,797
2,308
Planet Earth
Do you mean $100 aside from the regular 200? I saw the 5s going for 350 trade in, so it's be an extra 300 to buy the base model right?
No... I m talking about when you buy off contract. Generally... you sell your previous iPhone approximately 2 weeks before the new iPhone announcement. Then you use a cheap old phone for about 3 weeks until you get your new one.

I sold my 16GB 5S for $550. New iPhone is $650. (Although I bought 64GB... so I was at $750.)

So... technically you have to factor in taxes too. But either way... if you spend $200-$250 more than the $550 you got for your old iPhone, that is about what you would spend on a subsidized iPhone.

I figure... I don't drink, I don't smoke or do drugs... so since I don't blow my extra money on those kind of vices, spending $200ish per year on the new iPhone is my splurge on myself.
 

myscrnnm

macrumors 65816
Sep 16, 2014
1,412
880
Seattle, WA
Previously had the 3GS and 4S. Decided to wait until the 6 this time since the 5/5S were so bad. I think it was worth breaking the cycle to get an all-new design.
 

Nermal

Moderator
Staff member
Dec 7, 2002
18,869
1,344
New Zealand
Had the 4S on 2-year contract, intended to get the 5s but skipped it, then got the 6. I think that's classed as porcupine.
 

kepler20b

macrumors 6502
Oct 18, 2014
377
276
I think it changes evolution to evolution, but from here on out, I'm staying off being in the s-cycle.

So what, the 6s will get you 2gb of ram, maybe a 13MP camera, and future proof your phone with regard to multitasking/split screen capabilities (if apple even implements it).

The problem is the the 7 will probably have smaller bezels and superior screen to surface area ratio than the 6/6s.

Stay off the s cycle, you'll never have anything game changing.
 

pdaholic

macrumors 65816
Jun 22, 2011
1,308
1,130
The S version doesn't mean anything. It's just the NEXT phone. The next phone in a line is always going to be the superior phone than the one before it.

That said, I'm quite happy to be in the non-S cycle. Getting the 5 two years ago was awesome, and I didn't consider once getting the 5S. I was just as eager to upgrade to the 6 as I was the 5.
 

HotIce

macrumors regular
Oct 7, 2014
113
0
4S to 5S to 6+. Staying off the S cycle. The 'S' implements features to keep the phone relevant. The normal numbers usually bring in the new technology.(Apart from touch ID)
 

moldy lunchbox

macrumors 6502a
Sep 9, 2010
603
91
Raleigh, NC
I have gotten most of the iPhones since 3GS (only skipped 4S) so I thought it was worth it for a bigger display, better camera, and I'm even noticing better battery life than 5S. If you can live with a smaller display then definitely keep it but I can't go back now. The 3.5" iPhones look like a toy now and I don't even have the Plus.
 

Lukkee24

macrumors 6502a
Sep 20, 2011
519
123
London
As I water damaged my 5s (funnily enough it happened on the day of the iPhone keynote), I sold it for £300 and could have bought a 6 but decided to buy another 5s - reason being I just prefer the 5s aesthetically and the protruding camera on the 6 would probably annoy me a lot as I do have it on a flat surface (desk/table whatever) a lot of the time! So I'm still in the s cycle for now.
 
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