iPhone 6 vs 6S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by WestCoastUser83, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. WestCoastUser83 macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2010
    With the strong rumors that Apple will release two different sizes of the iPhone 6 - 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch, would the go ahead and name them using the 6 and 6S designations.

    Might be easier for consumers when shopping for accessories like cases and other things that are size dependent.

    Or should they save the 6S label for an update in 2015.

    I got my 5S late last year (company provided) and find the idea of getting a replacement so soon difficult to justify, or at least not worth the paperwork. My eye's are getting older, so a slightly larger screen would be nice.

    I'll probably wait until the 2015 for the 6S, unless its clear that the there won't be a major update that year and the next will be an iPhone 7 in 2016.
  2. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    Whatever they call it consumers will understand.
  3. krspkbl macrumors 6502


    Jul 20, 2012
    The iPhone 6 (2014) will come in both sizes of 4.7" and 5.5". Apart from that the phones will have pretty much the same specs except screen size/battery capacity.

    The iPhone 6S (2015) will look almost the same with only minor changes or completely identical. It will offer the same screen sizes of 4.7" and 5.5". The insides will be totally different though with more RAM, a new CPU, better camera etc.

    iPhone 7 (2016) ...new design.

    iPhone 7S (2017)....same look. new internals.

    That's the cycle Apple is in. I don't see them changing it anytime soon.

    If you want to show off that you have the newest looking iPhone then get the 6. It's gonna be a great phone. I tend to try avoid these because it's a completely new hardware design and there could be issues with it (remember the iphone 4 antenna?).

    If you don't mind waiting another year then you'll get a phone that is obviously brand new but people will know that you have the newest iphone (and not the OLD iphone 5S....pft) but you'll only have a year to show it off before the new design comes out. You will also face less issues because it's still the same look but just internal updates. There will be manufacturing improvements made. So the S cycle offers a better build quality, performance etc.

    I'm getting the 6 because i'm on android now and I don't want to wait until 2015 to get back to iOS. I'll probably just keep my 6 for a year and jump on the S cycle then only update every 2 years.
  4. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    This year we will get the 6, in 2015 it will be the same design with a better CPU and some other gimmick and in 2016 we get a new design again.

    Some people get every version of the iphone while other lock into the launch or S version. Personal choice and depends on how much spare $$ you have.
  5. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    I don't see why we're still using numbers.

    Drop the numbers system and just go by generations.

    iPhone C, iPhone S, maybe an iPhone M or iPhone + for the 5.7in.
  6. SMIDG3T Suspended


    Apr 29, 2012
    Not sure how much you know but it will be same as it is every year.

    6 will be new design etc.
    6s will simply have new insides.
  7. carjakester macrumors 68020


    Oct 21, 2013
  8. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a


    Nov 13, 2012
    The speculation is astounding.

    You don't know jack.
  9. WestCoastUser83 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2010
    I hear what everyone is saying. However it does seem unusual for a manufacturer to release a tech device with two difference physical sizes and not use different identifiers. Sort of like if Apple dropped "mini" from the small iPad, and just said it was available in two sizes.
  10. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    Versus iPhone 7, since we're comparing it to the 6S.
  11. jrswizzle macrumors 603


    Aug 23, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    Easy enough to buy every year and sell to pay for the newest one at the early upgrade pricing.


    They can only do that if/when they stop selling older iPhones along side the newer ones.

    I suspect, they'll move to a lineup of 4" value, 4", 4.7" flagship and 5.5" phablet. If they do this and release an update for each every year, they can drop the numbering and go with something like you suggested.
  12. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    iPhone 6s is for 2015. And it better be that way.Apple cant mess up the system we have going here


    Please no
  13. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area, California
    I hope the 4.7" and 5.5" models get different names. Still with a '6' prefix. For example 6 and 6L...
  14. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    I would say iPhone 6 4.7 should be the regular iphone just named iPhone 6. then the 5.5 version should be called iPhone 6 Max or iPhablet. LOL CEREAL..
  15. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    Why not? They do this for literally every other product except the iPad.

    They could easily do that with the next iteration.

    I think having 4 devices across 3 varying sizes is a little drastic. I think it would be good if Apple just drops the 4" (maybe keep it for one more year to help the transition) and maybe drops the iPhone C line entirely, with a 4.7in "iPhone" and a 5.5in "iPhone +/M/S"
  16. jrswizzle macrumors 603


    Aug 23, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    Problem is, there are still tons of people who prefer the smaller device. It's a spot where Android has failed to capitalize. And I don't see Apple abandoning it.

    Maybe there will be only one 4" device....but then they'll fall into the Android problem if they go more 5C than 5S.

    I don't see them doing it this year regardless. My guess - we see the 5C take over for the 4S, the 5S moving into the 5C spot and two new devices, 4.7" at $199/$649 and a 5.5" device at $299/$749.

    Perhaps in the future I could see them adopting the mini/air/pro naming for iPhones.
  17. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    It will be the iPhone Math - still the most hilarious rumored name of all time!! :D

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