iPhone 6(S)(+) iphone 6 September update

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  1. Suki9 macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2019
    i have the iphone 6 but understand when the next update iOS 13 operating system upgrade is not available to the iPhone 6. Is it worth upgrading to iPhone 7 or go for the iPhone 8 don’t want to go any newer is the 8 much better than the 7.
  2. Poki macrumors 65816


    Mar 21, 2012
    iPhone 8 is much faster (A12 vs A11 is a big difference) and it supports wireless charging, so depending on the price difference, it's probably worth it. And yes, the upgrade is absolutely worth it – I just upgraded from my 6 to an iPhone X (same chip as iPhone 8) and the performance isn't even on the same planet.
  3. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    That'll be my upgrade path- iPhone 6 Plus to a iPhone 8 Plus sometime maybe next summer when iOS 13 bugs are ironed out
  4. KOTN91 macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2017
    I really doubt it. I can’t tell any difference in speed between my XR and 7, and the XR is a generation newer than the 8
  5. alpi123 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2014
    In real life tests maybe the difference won't be as substantial, but the benchmark of the A11 is double of the benchmark of A10. It's not called "A11 Bionic" for nothing.
  6. Elitegate, Aug 8, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2019

    Elitegate macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2014
    I would go with the 8. Much more future proof. If you already have a 7 the 8 would not be worth it IMO but coming from a 6 or 6s the 8 is the phone i would go with.

    7 vs 8:

    - Big CPU difference (A11 is way faster than A10)
    - True Tone Display
    - Better camera quality
    - 4K 60 FPS & 1080p 240 FPS
    - Better stereo speakers
    - Wireless Charging (and Fast Charging too)
    - Bluetooth 5.0

    And that's just comparing the 7 to the 8. You also get all the stuff that the 6s brought like 3D Touch and Live Photos, but you get that on a 7 too obviously.

    IMO the extra 150 $ is well spend. If you plan on getting the 64 GB iPhone 8 over the 32 GB iPhone 7. 7 is 449$ and 8 is 599 $ (US pricing, i don't know your country)
  7. Elitegate macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2014
    please remove, this was a double post by accident
  8. Nacho98 macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2019
    Go for an 8.

    7 is going on 3 years old now, it's time we stop recommending it for people who are price sensitive since those people will just need to upgrade again that much sooner, defeating the initial savings.
  9. biracialfamily91 macrumors regular


    Aug 24, 2015
    I would go for the 8. You will have more 1-2 additional updates on the 8 versus the 7 and you save money in the long run. Wait till the new phones are released though it should up down in price.
  10. ericwn macrumors 68030

    Apr 24, 2016
    Wether or not an upgrade to a newer device makes sense for you cannot be determined by others.
    The feature set of iOS 13 has been announced on the keynote this year. If you want these, get a device that’s supported.

    The device differences are well documented on this board and the net on general. Going from 6 to 7 will be an ok upgrade with the 8 being even better but also already 2 years on the market.
  11. Rockadile macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    Even going up to 6s would be worth it because of the extra 1GB RAM and CPU jump. My parents have 6s and there is noticeably less app reloading, it's snappier, and Raise to Wake feature in 6s and newer is very convenient compared to my 6. The 6 is more like a 5s in a new body.

    Depends if you need iOS 13 and iPhone 8 features compared to 7 at the end of the day.
  12. Elitegate macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2014
    "The 6 is more like a 5s in a new body." You are right about that. Apple was so focused on the new design & display sizes that everything stayed the same as 5s. Minor technical improvements only... apart from battery. A8 was only slightly faster than the A7, and the camera also stayed the same. You got OIS on the plus model, and 1080p 60fps video recording and 240fps Slo-Mo. And Burst Mode with the front facing camera i believe. And a 128 GB option. I always said the 6s is the phone the 6 should have been.

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