iPhone 6 upgrade to iPhone 6S?

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  1. Visly, Jul 22, 2015
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    Visly macrumors member

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    Recently I bought the iPhone 6 , is it correct to skip this generation(iPhone 6S) as far as I understand the changes will be minor and have to wait iPhone 7 ?
     
  2. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on whether you feel internal hardware changes are minor or not. I did the opposite of what you're proposing (skip 6 for 6S).
     
  3. Visly thread starter macrumors member

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    I recently bought iPhone 6
    sorry for my english
     
  4. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I understood that. The question I thought you were asking is whether or not you should skip the 6S and get the 7 or not, because you heard the hardware changes are minimal. If that is not correct, then I might need you to clarify. If it is correct, then I would agree that you should skip the 6S if you think that the internal hardware changes are minimal, since they will most likely keep the external hardware the same.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's really up to you and what you want (and can do).
     
  6. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Can you endure 2 years on 1 phone? I can't.

    Though I have come to realization that only the "S" models are worth the money and effort.
     
  7. lagwagon Suspended

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    If all the rumours are true, I wouldn't say the 6s will be a minimal upgrade over the 6.

    - A9 chip
    - Update to the GPU (can't recall the naming for their GPU chips at the moment)
    - 2gb of ram
    - Updated rear camera to 12mp (possibly will have 4k video recording)
    - Force Touch
    - Tougher aluminum back
    - Improved Touch ID (this happens with every model)

    To me it would be a no brainer to hold off this close to release. For the same price in 2 months you could have all that and maybe more vs a 6 now.
     
  8. redheeler macrumors 603

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    If you can return the 6 and wait a couple months do it. The hardware upgrades will be worth it in the long run.
     
  9. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Same. It was a tough decision to make, but there is added value in using the best incarnation of a certain design/form factor.
     
  10. Maxwill macrumors member

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    It'll be a long time till iPhone 7 comes, my suggestion is wait and see what's the new features waiting there.
     
  11. markhort macrumors 6502a

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    I've always found a way to upgrade every year since the 3s, can't see it changing this year either. Timed it perfectly this year with my contract ending on the 1st September. Although I might go SIM free and save my upgrade for the following year.
     
  12. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    I always tell myself, "this will be the year I skip the "S" cycle, but I always upgrade". This will be the year damnit. I have not had the urge to upgrade like I typically do.
     
  13. nj-morris macrumors 68000

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    I think you can only answer that question when the 6S comes out. One, so you know which features come, and two, you can try it for yourself. Hopefully then you can see if it's worth it.
     
  14. seble macrumors 6502a

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    I honestly cannot wait to upgrade from the 5S to the 6. The 6 series are gorgeous phones
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I'm not sure I'd call that minimal or even close to it.
     
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    Exactly. It's not minimal, but yet lots of people claim over and over it is. Everyone knows how much better the 5s was over the 5. Judging by the list I wrote out of all the rumoured additions the 6s, it will be a bigger improvement to the 6 than the 5s was to the 5.

    Personally I went to 6 back in January, so I'll be waiting for the 7. But anyone looking to upgrade now or soon, it would probably be best to wait. Since they would get all the extra goodies at the same price then as what a 6 is today.
     
  17. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Can't arguments like this be argued the other way though?

    The 6s won't be a minimal upgrade to the 6. Fine. But is the 6 a minimal upgrade to the 5s? Won't the 7 be a big upgrade to the 6s?

    I'm not on the 'S' upgrade path and do not want to be. I'd rather have the jump in tech that Apple gives us between full numbers over the perfection of the existing technology that the 'S' models give.
     
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    Who knows what the 7 will be to the 6s. From my observations. The new number iPhone (when they do redesigns) is usually a smaller gap versus the non s to the s. They seem to add all the major hardware bumps to the s models and redesigns to the non s models. (And the new remodel gets all the hardware bumps (cameras, Touch ID, soon to probably be force touch) the previous s did and only upgrade the design and A chip.)
     
  19. ricktat macrumors 6502a

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    I will upgrade to the 6S and then the 7. But that's just me. My wife will keep her 6 as none of the new features will benefit her. I had a 5 and a 5S and she just had the 5 and was completely happy.
     
  20. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I see.

    One of the major reasons for me to buy a phone is that I like the design. Aesthetics will usually influence my decision more than features or power. I bring that up because that seems to dovetail with your assessment of how Apple upgrades.

    The iPhone 4 was a major game changer but I hated the design so I never got it or the 4s. The design of the 5 is what sold me on it (especially the color). My only break in this is the 6+, but this was more because I wanted blood from Sprint and not solely because I love the design (I don't).
     
  21. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    The iPhone 6 was the biggest seller ever, big reason imho was because people got to choose a bigger display screen which is a big reason why folks upgraded or got their first iPhone. Yes I know specs are important but again imho isn't the biggest factor.

    I have a 6 Plus, got the display size and resolution I want. Not upgrading.
     
  22. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    Once the 6s is announced, you have to decide if the upgrade from the 6 is worth it to you. I plan to do exactly that as I'm on the fence on whether or not I'm going to hold on to my 6 or sell it for the 6s. But once Apple announces the new model and features, I'll be able to decide if the upgrade is worth it.
     
  23. eoblaed macrumors 65816

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    The upgrades to the 'S' version have typically not been minor.

    The only reason why there's a perception that they're minor changes is because the form factor stays the same. For this cycle, you'll just have to see what the differences are and decide for yourself if they're worth the upgrade (I would recommend watching the keynote when they make the announcement as it'll hold significantly more information than you'll get otherwise).
     
  24. lympero macrumors 6502a

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    Same situation here. I have a 6 plus and I'm super satisfied. Of course I could use 1 more gb of ram but it is not a big reason to upgrade. I'm thinking of waiting for 7s of 8 this time.
     
  25. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I will be keeping my 6 Plus which I bought in January of this year.
     

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