iPhone 6 Plus Longevity

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by marty1990, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. marty1990 macrumors 6502

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    If someone was to purchase an iP6 Plus today, is it likely it will still be usable, i.e. fairly fast, support updates etc in the next 1.5-2years?
     
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    The 4S has pretty much just expired for most folks, and it came out in 2011.

    The 5S, while not a fleet-footed as it once was, is still a good phone, and it came out in 2013.

    It just depends on how you define "fairly fast," etc.

    The only issue with the 6+ is that 1GB of RAM pushing that huge screen. It did have lag/latency issues from the get-go.
     
  3. Freakonomics101 macrumors 6502a

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    My 6+ runs good for the most part, although the battery life has taken a hit. Not as good as it used to be on 9.2, but there's also normal W&T on it as well. 362 cycles.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd say so, my plus was working fine, I just wanted a smaller phone. My wife's 6 plus is working great and its almost 2 years old
     
  5. ipaqowner macrumors member

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    Not on my 6+
    I find it as speedy as the day I bought it 10 months ago.
    It's the fastest and has the best battery life of any iPhone I've owned.
     
  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Sure. Depending on your usage you might have to get a battery case after 2 years, but as far as usability 2 years is nothing for an iPhone, and remember it's a phone not a full fledged computer.

    That said, if your current phone isn't totally giving you fits you might want to wait for the 7 this fall. I know it seems like a long way away but it's already mid-April.
     

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