iPhone 6/6S in the future?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheKevinFang, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. TheKevinFang macrumors member

    May 10, 2015
    This September, I am really leaning towards the 6S Plus.

    The 750p screen turns me off big time, as well as the lower than average battery. It just seems like the phone doesn't have as much future-proofing compared to the Plus, which has 1080p, that is really good for smartphones, as well as it having a larger battery which can be comparable to large android smartphones, and OIS, which is also a plus.

    Believe me, I do envy the smaller form factor the iPhone 6 gives, but would easily bear a 5.5 inch screen for my daily commute, because I just don't believe that the 6S will be viable in 2-3 years where phones like the iPhone 7S/8 or the latest android offerings at the time, due to the underwhelming features I just mentioned.

  2. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2013
    I only really agree with you on the battery part. While a 1080p screen is nice, as well as OIS, the simple fact us that there are plenty of people on iOS that enjoy/need smaller screens. For instance, my wife is a zookeeper and needs a phone that is small enough to not be an encumbrance while at work. Also, there's plenty of people, like my wife again, that don't care about specs and just want a phone to do calls, texts, internet stuff, social networking, and email. While those people can use either size I feel like the majority of them don't care and will go for whatever model is cheaper.

    The 6+ will probably "last" longer than the 6 because it's battery will have more overall capacity left after a couple years, it is highly doubtful it will run as smoothly
  3. GoneDrinkin macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2014
    I see what you did there
  4. rockitdog macrumors 68020

    Mar 25, 2013
    I think it's funny how people always say Apple doesn't play into the specs game like Android does yet always seems to come around to Android specs years after Android has gone onto bigger and better. The iPhone 6 still has yet to get a 1080 screen while the newest Android devices have already surpassed the 2k resolution mark. Wish Apple would come out swinging with a killer display instead of making us wait until the iPhone 7 and leaving us with another ho-hum display.
  5. TheKevinFang thread starter macrumors member

    May 10, 2015
    Thanks for the long post, I would argue that a 1080p on an iPhone 6 on the same small(ish) display would be preferable, in which the counter argument of that would be it uses too much battery. If only apple had a thicker phone it could house more battery capacity for a 1080p display to run, as well as prevent the protruding camera, while still remaining lighter than most of its android competition.
  6. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2013
    Yeah, a lot of people, including myself, wish the iPhone was thicker to accommodate a larger battery. The only reason I feel that the 6 is still at that lower resolution (which is noticeable) is due to their "Retina" terminology and definition. I would bet that the 7 has a "Retina Plus" display or some new kind of terminology that defines a minimum ppi at some amount higher than 326. It is true that the lower resolutions help the phone to consume less battery power, but the tech is there to raise the ppi and keep the battery life of the original "Retina" display.
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Well, the 6 Plus has a higher PPI already. Both are referred to as having Retina HD displays: https://www.apple.com/iphone-6/display/
  8. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2013
    I know they are, but that might just be their new term too: Retina HD
  9. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    You have to keep in mind that the iPhone 6 has a 4.7" display, and on a display that small, I don't think that you get much benefit from 1080p resolution. If I'm not mistaken, the Android phones that have superior resolutions to the i6 also have display sizes of at least 5".

    In any case, I think that people generally worry too much about "future proofing". Most people upgrade their phones every 2-3 years anyway. I know lots of people who still swear by their nearly 3 year old iPhone 5. I never hear anyone complain that it is slow or incapable of running modern apps. For most intents and purposes, a 2-3 year old iPhone can do what a current iPhone can do. But no matter what device you buy there will always be something better within a year anyway, and typically it's up to the user to decide if the new device makes their current one feel obsolete or not.
  10. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    That's because the iPhone 5 is better than the 6 and 6+. Sure it doesn't have Touch ID, Apple Pay or a big display but the nuts and bolts are plain better. It runs smoother, has more available RAM thanks to being 32Bit and it consequently refreshes app and webpages way less readily. The 6 and 6+ won't have anything like the longevity the i5 had. Heck, even now in the first 10 months of 6+ ownership the iPhone 5 is a better device.
    The 6S will thankfully move things on but for me the iPhone 5 is better than the 5S/6/6+ trio. If you were ever going to be stuck with an iPhone for three years then the iPhone 5 was the one.
  11. EdenTan macrumors member


    Apr 19, 2015
    I'm currently using an iPhone 5 and I must admit I'm super tempted to upgrade. But it is still working great and it's hard to find faults with it.
  12. clukas macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2010
    Same here, Im still with the iP5 and am waiting for the release of the 6S. Hard to fault this phone, it works very well and the battery life is still very good after over 2 years of solid use.
  13. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I miss my iPhone 5c, it was a great phone and while the 6+ has a lot to offer that is superior to the 5c, I still miss it. Sometimes newer isn't better and while I do think the 6+ is a great phone its too big for me. I'll be "downgrading" to a 6s when they come out this fall. At that point I'll put the 6+ up for sale.
  14. TheKevinFang thread starter macrumors member

    May 10, 2015
    Stupid question, but is there 1080p streaming available with Youtube and Netflix on the IP6+?

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