iPhone 6 -IPhone SE- worth considering.

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  1. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    I haven’t got the patience or expensive monthly subs allowance.

    Whilst I and millions off iPhone customers await new iPhone.

    I’ve been thinking with IPhone 7 already@50.00 per month.

    Is it worth upgrading from iPhone 6 to Iphone SE.

    Thinking with 140.00 IPhone 6 recycle, and SE@27.00 per month.

    I could run SE next year and allow early adopters to enjoy new IPhone.

    Is there any features such as Apple Pay or io11 that I could loose out on via SE.

    The smaller screen size isn’t a concern at all.

    Advice please MSER’s
     
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    Thanks 1st to mention that reply :)

    Any particular reason to avoid SE (I don’t want new iPhone sales pitch)
     
  4. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    The SE is a good model but, depending on how deep your pockets are, the next iPhone will be far more advanced and a good choice.

    Going from a 6 to an SE seems strange although you do get a chip that is one generation newer. Try out the SE in Glasgow's Apple store - it may appeal to you.
     
  5. jeyf macrumors 6502

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    i have an iPhone 5.0
    Next round of firmware will make the iPhone 5.0 obsolete so i have to update to the 8.

    The OP has the option to hold off till mid year 2018 and wait for apple to resolve any iPhone 8 bugs.
     
  6. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is SE currently running iOS 11 betas -must be as i’m Running ios111 betas with iPhone 6 a8 compared to SE a9
     
  7. MC6800 macrumors 6502

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    I'd go for the SE-- powerful and pocketable.

    But then I'd also not finance it (buy one outright every 3-4 years instead), and use the savings to buy other nice things.
     
  8. koyoot macrumors 601

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    iPhone 7 will go down in "economic" chain one tier, so it will be now 550$, instead of 650. I am waiting for this so I can jump from iP4S straight to 7.
     
  9. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Via o2 chat today SE 32gb Sivler new -30.00 per month.

    That’s only 10.00 more than my iPhone 6 sim only tarriff.

    I’ll decide next few mins.

    Certain next gen iPhone is heading towards +50/60 per month-I’ll wait another year or two and run SE,
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    The SE is a great iPhone. I personally don't think you can go wrong if you appreciate the form factor and over all size.
     
  11. Dented macrumors 6502a

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    If screen size isn't a factor then the SE is a no-brainer. Excellent value and a definite step up from the 6, both in terms of processing speed and double the ram for better multitasking (which is also aided further by the smaller screen/less pixels to push).

    You get Apple Pay, a better camera, bags of storage on the 128gb model, everything else same or better than the 6 except for screen size.

    The reports I've seen suggest it runs iOS 11 perfectly.
     
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    Got disconnected from e chat

    Since signed on again.

    Thanks for all who gave their advice today.

    I’ll post in a few mins though 99% going for SE
     
  13. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks everyone!

    Might be a little mad tech decision though I’m happy to delay next gen IPhone until 2018.

    Meanwhile I’ve a SE 32gb Silver being delivered Tues.

    That’s my excellent iPhone 6 due to be recycled next week.

    What I have learned for years is storage isn’t important to myself.

    Only regret maybe if Apple launch and amazing wireless charging iphone that doesn’t need a dongle plugged into mains socket!

    Certain I’ll continue happy with IPad Pro 10.5+IPhone SE -if for any reason I change my mind there’s always 14 days to cancel etc.
     
  14. michael9891 macrumors 6502a

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    So the iPhone 8 will have bugs and a new update will fix them next summer? Thanks, I won't buy the 8 now.
     
  15. greensalad macrumors regular

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    You'll be very happy with the SE, especially at the prices O2 offers and being able to pay the device off early if desired.
     
  16. jeyf macrumors 6502

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    no bugs, tho you will have to hold the iPhone exactly as in the users manual.
     
  17. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    I think you will enjoy the SE. I have been using it on iOS 11 beta as my main phone and love it. Fast and very responsive. I also like the headphone jack as I use an aux cord in my patrol car. The form factor is a plus as well. Plus you can't be the price if you don't need the newest tech!
     
  18. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This was my decider reply amongst others.

    Apple Pay/ios11/possibly fast browsing.

    SE it is then from Tues.

    Then a iPhone 6de install/recycle via o2.

    As i’m Keeping existing mob number hope my contacts switch to SE not that I make a lot of calls.

    I’ll just need to keep eye on data usage as 1 or 2 months have used +3 gig though not a great concern,only for reading news when i’m away from home.

    In addition to SE upgrade i’ll Enjoy wwdc and new iPhone launch and reading lots of reviews etc.
     
  19. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What a miracle text message past few mins

    SE will be delivered tomorrow !

    1 day earlier than order via o2

    Plenty of time to de install and post iPhone 6 tommorow
     
  20. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome! Welcome to the SE club. I think you will be happy with your purchase. Let us know how you like it.
     
  21. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I bought a 64GB SE right after the new ones released because I don't need a 128GB. Honestly though, I rarely use my SE and I still prefer my iPhone 6, 6S and 6S+. I just feel the display is too small and it's missing features that the 6S/6S+ have
     
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    Love SE screen size.

    Installed iOS 11-lightning fast.

    Have I honestly got to erase all settings to restore apps etc from iCloud wifi backup
     
  24. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Almost forgot.

    Re install apps -complete.

    No reset required.

    WiFi calls enabled.

    Very fast device.

    For those with patience and required level of investments, enjoy next gen iPhone!

    Meanwhile I’m settled with SE
     
  25. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    SE solid little device.

    I’ve since re enabled keychain.

    Air printed a letter and label for iPhone 6o2 recycle.

    Clio medianavtech calls +music.

    Interesting why ios11 pb3 doesn’’t show any lag whilst browsisng etc...must be the a9x since a8x.

    Looking forward to next gen iPhone wwdc when I can enjoy reviews and early adaptor ratings.
     

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