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mebehere

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Hello. I have an iPhone 6 purchased at launch. I plan on having the battery replaced before the end of the year.

Just curious if any members’ 6 has simply died (and how long after it was purchased new) and any other comments regarding thoughts on how long this phone will last (not talking about software updates. I know ios12 should make it smoother).

Thanks in advance.
 

iPhone Xcited

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One of my family members still has an iPhone 6 in perfectly working condition. Just minor cosmetic (hairline scratches on display) and the battery life is down to 87% of its lifespan which is pretty good for a near four-year-old device.

A $29 battery replacement coupled with iOS 12 should revitalize it to some degree.
 
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Deguello

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My 6+ is at 91% battery health and has one hairline scratch on the top bezel. I had planned on replacing it with the Xs Max, but have gone back and forth about 20 times since the keynote. It’s still serviceable and a $29 battery replacement would make it even more so.
 
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bizzwriter

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I bought my iPhone 6 at launch too. The phone works, but it's REALLY SLOOOWWW and the phone shuts down when the battery level gets to about 20%. I'm going to buy one of the new iPhones (Xs or Xr -- not sure which yet) and dump the old iPhone 6 instead of bothering with replacing the defective battery.
 
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JPack

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The phone will last for a long time if you take care of it. There are no known manufacturing defects except for touch disease, so keep the phone in a strong case and out of pockets.
 

mebehere

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The phone will last for a long time if you take care of it. There are no known manufacturing defects except for touch disease, so keep the phone in a strong case and out of pockets.

I keep it in an Apple silicone case. And in a front pocket so no collisions. Would they give me a free one if it develops touch disease? I’m guessing not. My original iPhone developed a dead strip, out of warranty, which they replaced for free with a refurb because it fell within a set of serial numbers affected. It didn’t last long. Overheated constantly and died before a year of having it.
 
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