iPhone 6+ that I own outright screen shattered. Fix it for $150 or get a new phone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Lifetimechaldo, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. Lifetimechaldo macrumors member

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    Hello everyone! For the first time in the 5+ years on having a naked iPhone, my screen finally shattered.

    I have a 64gb Verizon iPhone 6+ that I own outright. My plan was to wait until the iPhone 8 came out next year, sell my phone for around $250-$300, and use that as the down payment for the iPhone 8.

    With a screen replacement costing $150 for a 6+ at the apple store, I am not sure if paying that much to fix such an old phone is worth it. I do have an upgrade, but I really am not very interested in iPhone 7+ at all. It seems pretty much the same as my 6+, which still works very well for me. Can you guys help me with some possible options?
     
  2. ANTAWNM26 macrumors 6502a

    ANTAWNM26

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    Tough call!!!! I would fix it and just hold off. If you can't hold off after fixing it just sell it
     
  3. macTW Suspended

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    What about fix it, sell new phone? Cheaper than choosing the new phone route outright, yet newer technology through getting the new phone vs the old one. I don't know what 6S' go for, but from the disgruntled macrumors posters, it sounds like it has good demand still.
     
  4. silvetti macrumors 6502a

    silvetti

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    I would fix it.
    Unless you really want that force of nature feature Force Touch :D

    I would go that route, fix it and wait for 8. If you buy the 7 now you will regret later because you will lose even more money probably.
     
  5. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    You can get the display assembly for the iPhone 6 Plus from eBay for less than $40.

    Follow the guide on iFixit to replace the display assembly.
     

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