I would buy an iPhone 6

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by koulmj, Sep 7, 2015.

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Would you buy an iPhone 6?

Poll closed Sep 14, 2015.
  1. Yes

    40.7%
  2. NO!

    59.3%
  1. koulmj macrumors 6502

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    After using an iPhone 6 for a year would you consider the phone a worthy purchase? I might not have the money to buy a new 6s(or whatever comes out later this week) but I could swing a used 6...thoughts?

    I'm looking for direct sources and critics, thanks.
     
  2. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    There is not much reason to buy a previous gen iPhone, unless you are totally cash strapped and/or there is a specific feature that only exist on the previous gen iPhone (eg. people buying the 5S due to the smaller size). As for the 6, considering the 6S will be pretty much an improvement over it in any sort of way, there's no real reason to buy the 6 now unless money is the real limitation.
     
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Yeah. If you're looking to save money, it's still a great device. You could go used, or you could just wait a couple of weeks and get a new one for less.
     
  4. pokerplayer73 macrumors 6502

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    Isn't the previous generation officially discounted by $100 the same day new gen is announced? Need not wait for couple of weeks, I think iPhone6 should be $100 less on Sep 9 itself.
     
  5. ssl0408 macrumors 6502a

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    Since your question was "would I buy an iPhone 6 right now," the answer is no, but I have one at the moment. I won't be buying a 6S either unless they make the screen 1080p and increase the RAM. The iPhone 6 has 2013 specs and it runs really well, but if I was looking for a phone right now I wouldn't buy it.
     
  6. Serickmetz macrumors 6502

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    No way! The phone is soft and easily bent and it only has 1gb of ram. There's more things to nitpick but why continue after those first 2, it's already horrible, lol.
     
  7. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    You just said the reason right there. Do you think Apple keeps making and selling older models out of nostalgia? Even without being totally cash strapped, a lot of people would rather save money on an older model that's still a really good phone.

    To address the original question, I'm happy with my 6. So much so that my interest in the 6s is purely academic, as it is very unlikely that I will feel that I need something better than the 6 right now, or for at least another year.
     
  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Bullcrap. I've had the 6 Plus naked since day one and the one thing it doesn't do is bend. That bendgate thing was totally blown out of proportion. 1GB of RAM, yeah that's somewhat of a limitation but iOS 9 handles it much better.

    Personally I'd wait and save up the extra cash for a 6S. Buying already outdated tech is usually a bad investment/choice.
     
  9. joeblow7777, Sep 7, 2015
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    joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    The second part of that sentence kind of negates the first. Who cares what specs it has if you're happy with how it operates? iphones tend to match or surpass phones with superior specs in both benchmarks and day-to-day use. Specs are just numbers when taken out of context.
     
  10. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Safari and apps reloading drive me crazy

    So no
     
  11. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

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    i went to apple store today and saw two people buying iPhone 5s. and i was like please stop stop.
     
  12. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502

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    Maybe it's because I'm tired but this really tickled me :D

    If you're considering buying the phone tomorrow then no, just stop, but there may be some great deals in the next few weeks to clear old stock, obviously not from Apple but carriers and phone stores. The 6 is still a great phone and will be for a while just like the 5S is. Just because you can't afford the latest and greatest doesn't mean you can't have an iPhone at all.
     
  13. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't buy one myself, but everyone's case will be different and their reasons will be different. We all have different needs and what is important to me may not be important to another person.

    I used to own an iPhone 6 but after about almost 6 months of use I sold it. For me, the 6 was too similar to the 5s in features and specs (I didn't care for Apple Pay) larger screen aside.

    I simply could not justify the price difference between the two, as I was fortunate to sell it for a price that was very close to what I originally paid for, while getting the similarly specced 5s for much, much cheaper.

    I sold the 6, coped with the smaller screen and less battery life (though a lighter phone that is easier to use with one hand) and received similar features and performance and storage space for 40% of what I paid for my 6, while setting aside the remainder which I have saved in order to put towards either the 6s this year or the 7 next year, depending on how Wednesday goes but more so how fast the A9 ends up being and if the 6s does have more RAM.

    For someone else though, the fact the 6 is similar in power to the 5s may be meaningless and features such as the larger screen or Apple Pay (meaningless to me) is the killer feature which makes the difference worth it.
     
  14. koulmj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would like to thank everyone for there input
     
  15. RebornProphet, Sep 7, 2015
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    I did, two weeks ago.

    Got a great deal when upgrading and my 5s covered the cost plus cash in my pocket. It's not that money was a "limitation", and I think people need to stop making the assumption on here that people buying the previous gen iPhone are "poor". It's popped up in a few threads now.

    I had the 5s, which I didn't find slow at all, I just wanted the bigger screen and  Pay.

    Having the latest and greatest iPhone isn't overly important at this time, especially with home renovation and our third trip to Sorrento, Naples in 2 years to be paid for.

    So, money isn't a "limitation", it's simply paying for other, more important, luxuries at the moment and I got a far better deal on the 6 than I would have the 6s. I'm simply choosing to prioritise my money.

    Bottom line, I'd rather be enjoying good wine and food on the slopes of Vesuvius again than have the latest and greatest iPhone.
     
  16. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

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    If the 6s camera is not at least as good as the Samsung S6, then no way. The truth is that the S6 and LG G4 have surpassed the iPhone's camera...which I never thought I'd see happen b/c Android phones have very poor cameras. Not anymore for at least those two.

    If they could improve battery life by 20% I'd be a happy camper.

    The processor being faster is just gravy. Because the iphone 6 is already in-real-life-speed faster than any Android phone. I'm not talking about benchmarks. Apple knows they have a 2 year lead in real-life-speed for their cpus and is probably purposefully holding back their absolute best.

    The 2 gb of ram will actually help alot too....it's amazing what they could get away with at 1 gb, b/c the newer competition is using 3 gb and even 4 gb of ram to achieve the same thing.
     
  17. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    man if you could barely afford the 6s, chances are you could barely afford the 6.
    at the end of the day dude, its just a phone. thats a high proportion of your available funds for a phone. get a 5s if you really want an iphone.
     
  18. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    iPhone 6 is a great device. If you can pick up a used iPhone 6 for a good price then yes it would be a great buy.
     
  19. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    Perfectly good device, but I do think the S range is usually the most sensible range to get, as it is just more futureproof.
     
  20. mous94410 macrumors regular

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    I have a 5s now and I'm going to buy an iPhone 6s plus just for a bigger screen and battery. The 5s is a very good phone !
     
  21. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Not usually. Despite the announcement, prices won't change until newest model is for sale.
     
  22. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Haha. Hyperbolically much? Good grief.
     
  23. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    That's not true, the prices change the day of the keynote.
     
  24. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    You do realize that the Note 4 and Galaxy S5 camera, along with the G3's camera from last year were on par with or better than the 5S right? Also, I really don't think my 6+ performs as well with 1GB of RAM as even my 2014 Moto X with 2GB of RAM. Sure, it's a fast device, but it does not have the same multitasking capabilities and could greatly benefit from more. My iPad Air 2 on the other hand... That thing is a monster! Hands down the best mobile device I've ever owned, and I wouldn't even compare it with other tablets/phones; because they couldn't keep up.

    Apple ha done really well with overall performance, and is quite a ways ahead in battery efficiency, but the competition has been gaining for a while now...
     
  25. ggibson913 macrumors 6502a

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    If I were to buy, I would try to buy the latest tech so for me personally I would have answered no. However, that being said, there is nothing wrong with buying a used iPhone 6 for yourself to save some cash. Don't go with the 16 GB model though, you would be wasting your money. The iPhone 6 will be a viable device for a long time to come. As proof Apple is still upgrading the 4S and the 5 so you would at least a a few years out of it.
     

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