iPhone 6

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HeyKatie, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. HeyKatie macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2012
    Is the 6 still a good phone to get now in 2016? I'm switching back from Android and the se is very appealing but I don't think I'll be able to go back to that small of a screen. I would love the 6s but money just will not allow it. So I'm looking at getting a 64gb 6 for $68 on contract. What are people options on this phone 2 years later?
  2. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2014
    No, get the S at minimum. The 6 is really starting to show its age on ios10. I definitely wouldn't want to have it on ios11.
  3. jr866gooner macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    Depends what phone you are coming from too. I'd say if you can pay a bit more go for 6S for the longer support including better features too!
  4. J&D Suspended


    Sep 18, 2016
    Get iPhone SE,the screen size is definitely small but it will last longer than iPhone 6 in terms of performance and battery life
  5. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    Huge difference in performance from my recently acquired 7 to the 6+ I had been using up until Friday. I don't think the 6 is a good phone to get today.
  6. tomo999 macrumors member


    Sep 9, 2014
    Bedfordshire UK
    Still quite happy with my 6; it runs iOS10 without issue and does everything I need it to. I went into a Apple Store today and compared it against a ip7. The 7 was faster, the camera was a little better and the home button was... well... felt a bit weird. Nothing I saw wanted me to upgrade; I'll wait until next year.
  7. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    On the other hand, my 6 is still performing like new on iOS 10. So much so that even though I'be been tempted by the 7, my 6 is performing and handling all my needs so well that it's really hard to justify replacing it. It may be 2 years old, but the iPhone 6 is still an above average smartphone in my opinion.
  8. HeyKatie thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2012
    I'm coming from the LG g4. The price difference between the 6 and 6s is $200 on contract. :) sold the LG for that much so I'm really considering it.
  9. magicman32, Sep 18, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2016

    magicman32 macrumors regular


    Dec 25, 2007
    This was my feeling as well. All the lag and stutter that occasionally reared its ugly head has all but been eradicated in iOS 10. It runs amazingly well on 10 and I was shocked by it. You do notice the 1 GB of RAM at times but, if you not a power user, it's pretty inconsequential. Not sure I'd buy it for the long haul but over the next year, I think the 6 is a great choice at the right price.
  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    My 6 runs just fine NOW.

    However, I'm not sure it would be 2 years from now.
  11. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2014
    If she already had a 6 and was considering holding off a year for the 8, I'd have a different opinion. I'd have trouble committing 2 years to the 6.
  12. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    An ip6 on iOS 9.3.5 can run that OS forever quite nicely with no lag until the phone eventually dies of a malfunction. iOS feature creep with every update is what makes phones unbearably slow.
  13. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    True enough. I think that the 6 will be fine for the next year, especially seeing as how if anything iOS 10 may have actually improved its performance. But it may not be the best choice if you want it to last 2 or 3 more years, unless you can get it at a really good price.
  14. HeyKatie thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2012
    $68 is a super price for this phone on contract! If no one has it in stock then I'll get the 6s.
  15. Rayy42 macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2014
    I'm still moving along with my 6 Plus. Can't justify the update personally to the 7 Plus. Also at a quick glance since I've got the gold 6 Plus (ooh rare!) most people at least think I've got the 6s Plus and some people think I have the 7 Plus. For my needs the performance is adequate. I think battery life is still good and speed isn't really an issue for my day to day usage professionally and personally.

    I think I can hold off for just one more year and get the true design refresh with the iPhone 8 (or whatever they're going to call it).
  16. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    iPhone 6 is a great phone. 1 GB of Ram is where it has its shortcoming. To bad Apple discontinued it.
  17. HeyKatie thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2012
    Picked up a 64gb rose gold SE today and am LOVING it.
  18. VertPin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2015
    That's awesome. Enjoy your phone.

Share This Page

17 September 18, 2016