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If the next iPhone has no fingerprint reader or headphone jack, should I stick with the 6S?

Hieveryone

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If the next iPhone does not have a fingerprint reader and no headphone jack should I keep the 6S?
 

drewdove

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It's so disappointing how Apple is removing features I regularly use. I'm definitely keeping my 6s unless I can get a 6s plus cheap. Full 1080 sounds nice.
 
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Relentless Power

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If the next iPhone does not have a fingerprint reader and no headphone jack should I keep the 6S?

The 3.5 Jack isn't returning and Apple
Made that clear when they announced the Airpods. Ultimately that leaves you the decision of making if Touch ID is deleted from the iPhone 8, would you be comfortable upgrading? The 6s is a great iPhone, but ask yourself this question when the iPhone 8 launches in September.
 

Nr123*123

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I'm sure I'll have people ridicule me for saying this but there's no difference between the 6s & 6s+ screens. The screens far too small to notice 1080p. I've watched things on both side by side and can't tell. And I don't have bad eyesight.
I'd second that. Moved from 6S to 6S Plus and there's no noticeable difference in screen quality.
 

Shirasaki

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If so I will surely hold off.
1080P on iPhone 6s Plus is definitely better than ever. Just a lot crispier than 720P. Just a lot. Not to mention headphone jack.
 
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If the next iPhone does not have a fingerprint reader and no headphone jack should I keep the 6S?

Why not?

Yes, it's no longer Apple's latest and greatest...but that title is short-lived every year.

I will keep it until OLED reaches the 4.7" phone. At the very least.
 

Tom G.

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I'm already saving my pennies (and nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollars etc.) to purchase an iPhone 8 when they become available. I'll then be prepared no matter what happens. As far as the Touch ID and headphone jack goes: Because of Apple Pay, Apple will have to have some type of ID system that will satisfy the Apple Pay requirements. They are now speaking of facial recognition, which will be real cool, But they will have something. The headphone jack is no real loss to me, I've not missed it at all on my iPhone 7+.
 

joeblow7777

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How can someone else answer this question for you? I don't know how much you value those features or why.
 

akash.nu

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Well, headphone connector is not returning and if they get rid of Touch ID then I don't think that will return in the future again, so the real question is, are you able to deal with Apple devices in general? Because at some point you're gonna have to get a new device anyway.
 

Shirasaki

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Most people see buzz words like 1080p and convince themselves it's lots better.
Oh, that is great.
Seems that this term is subjective smh.
I can see the difference between 1080P and 720P on YouTube. And more pixels means more useable screen areas.
 

craigio85

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If the next iPhone does not have a fingerprint reader and no headphone jack should I keep the 6S?

Wait for the unveiling - if previous years are anything to go by, that'll give you a week to read up on the features and watch the hands-on videos. Then make your own decision based on your own needs.

Personally, I think the switch to facial recognition isn't going to happen. My money remains on the rear touch ID sensor.
 

Mousesuck

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If the next iPhone does not have a fingerprint reader and no headphone jack should I keep the 6S?

You should stick with the 6S, It still is an awesome phone you should keep It for a few more years.

Anyways If you really need to have the best of the best and have money for It, obviously the Iphone 8 is going to be a much better phone.

I don’t believe they are going to substitute Touch ID for face tracking (I think the sensors are for something related to AR) but If they do, I can assure you the Touch ID won’t comeback in the next itinerarations neither will the phone jack (which they will obviously take out).
 

Tycho24

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Lol, I think if they left out TouchID it wouldn’t be only you that would give pause on purchasing it...
I can’t imagine sales would be nearly as robust as analysts are currently thinking.
 

ZEEN0j

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I'm sure I'll have people ridicule me for saying this but there's no difference between the 6s & 6s+ screens. The screens far too small to notice 1080p. I've watched things on both side by side and can't tell. And I don't have bad eyesight.

I can see the difference, so....
 

bluespark

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I bought a 7 and miss the headphone jack daily. Everyone's needs are different, but it's certainly not crazy to hold on to the 6S for another year if it's giving you what you need.
 

Hieveryone

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The iPhone 6S on 10.3.2 is extraordinary.

It satisfies my needs in every way.

The headphone jack is useful. Touch ID is great.

And overall the phone feels fast. No lag. Everything's very snappy.

My worry is that iOS 11 will slow it down and I'll need to upgrade.

But I'm pretty sure I'll miss the headphone jack and Touch ID if Apple does not have it in the next iPhone.

EDIT: Battery life is wretched for me, but I got a battery case recently and while it's a little bulky it works for me all right. This is the only negative right now.
 

michael9891

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You've answered your own question. Don't update to iOS 11 if you're worried, wait to see what others with older 6s' say.
 
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