iPhone 6 to iPhone 7 Plus or Wait...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Smeaton1724, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. Smeaton1724 macrumors 6502a

    Smeaton1724

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    My iPhone 6 128GB is showing signs of slowness - Scrolling in apps, menus, the battery is very very poor etc. Had since new and it is showing age. Now the question is, do I pick up an iPhone 7 plus 256GB second hand for around 30% off retail price (£620 second hand versus £919 new) and sell the 6, total will cost be about £300 to upgrade or wait and stick my current phone until September and pay the £919 (based on Apple keeping prices the same) for the iPhone 8?

    Although I mention cost it isn't a massive issue I just don't like giving money away when there's possible value to be had with existing models.

    Pro's of the 7 plus -
    - Better screen resolution
    - Better battery
    - Better camera
    - Considerably faster than the 6
    - More RAM

    Con's of the 7 plus -
    - Very large
    - Soon to be old design

    Rumored Pro's of the 8 -
    - Big screen in small form factor
    - Faster than the 7 plus
    - Better functionality with ARKit with probable 3D camera technology

    Con's of the 8 -
    - Cost
    - Unknown design until launch and then availability
     
  2. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    It is too close to September to get an iPhone 7 now (unless your current phone is broken).I would tough it out and wait for the 7S. It will have the same A11 without the gimmicks (are you actually an ARkit developer?)

    My 2 cents
     
  3. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Maybe just a new battery until the 8 arrives.
     
  4. Vivian125 macrumors member

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    Another year, another iPhone. iPhone 7 Plus is good, My iPhone 7 Plus camera takes longer to boot up than my sister's iPhone 6. There's nothing that much of a difference in interior design and other will say you still have an iPhone 6 if you bought the iPhone 7 Plus.

    My advice is wait for the iPhone 8, It is the 10th year anniversary of the iPhone and it will be 2 to 3 times more faster and power efficiency than iPhone 7 Plus.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    If the iPhone 8 is everything it claims to be, it might be worth the upgrade. Constraint is something else to consider when you will actually be able to get one due to the initial Demand at launch.

    Although, the iPhone 7 isn't going to be "Old" either as you stated. It still performs excellent, powerful and will see years of iOS updates to come. I would not hesitate recommending the iPhone 7 either if you decide otherwise to upgrade early.
     
  6. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Hard to say - rumours point to the iPhone 8 being released after the 7s/7s+, with supply constrained possibly until the middle of 2018. Also I doubt the 8 would come in at £919 for the high storage model - it will quite possibly be higher.

    I went from a 6 Plus to a second hand 7 Plus in April and have no regrets - cost me about £230 all in all, got a mint 128GB 7+ for £550 on eBay. I'll see what the 8 has to offer, but feel like it'll be a little too expensive for me.
     
  7. Smeaton1724 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's my thinking, £230 upgrade is very cheap to be one behind the latest and greatest.
     
  8. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Yep, and if you get it second hand you won't lose a great deal if you decide to upgrade later this year/2018. That was my reasoning anyway.
     
  9. blucasmobile macrumors newbie

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    They seem to all be very much the same except for small tweaks. 5 to 6 was the biggest leap. But 6 to 7 was a small, unnecessary jump
     
  10. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    Depends how badly you need a phone now, if you can wait then wait, if not get the 7 Plus and enjoy it.
     
  11. HallStevenson macrumors 6502

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    For those issues, why not just wipe the phone out and start over fresh ? Evaluate the apps you have installed and only reinstall ones that you routinely use. Electronics don't "slow down" - the CPU isn't running at a lower clock speed and the RAM doesn't get slower either.

    The battery, well, there's no fix for that short of replacing it.
     
  12. aakshey macrumors regular

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    Go for a 7/7+. You can upgrade to an 8 within a year if you’re willing to shell out like £1200-1500 for it.
     
  13. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm actually going to go buy the 7+ today with the iPhone upgrade program. With that being said, I currently have an iPhone 5 so it's a good 2 years older than what you have. I figured it will be at least 2 months until the new phone is announced, it seems like it's going to have yield problems even if it's launched in September so it will be hard to get for a while. It just seems like in my situations (and yours somewhat), upgrading in 6 months (the earliest for the program) but only paying half the cost of the phone isn't such a bad deal as the iPhone 8 should be readily available by then while still being relatively early in its lifecycle, while at the same time being long enough into it that any manufacturing kinks (common for Rev A products) will be most likely worked out.

    At the end of the day, it comes down to can you tolerate a minimum of 2 months (and most likely more) on your current phone. With my iPhone 5, I don't think I can, as the 7+ has way more benefits over the 5 compared to the 6.
     
  14. Smeaton1724 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Im in the process of restoring the iPhone as its just sluggish at the moment. I have no problems sticking to a trusted design over a new design, lots of benefits such as case options, apps that suit the device, cost savings provides value as well. I'm just in the process of debating the device increase of the plus versus the 4.7, that's the real seller of the 8 - bigger screen in similar form factor. If this restore doesn't help then I will be trying a 7 plus for a few months at least, hate sluggishness in devices.
     
  15. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly, I don't think the iPhone 8 will be readily available for at least 2 months after they launch given all of the new tech inside of it, even then it will probably have teething issues as is expected for such a new device, because this will be without a doubt the biggest update since the original iPhone. I say get the 7+ if you are ok taking a small hit financially.
     

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