iPhone upgrade conundrum

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pmontanarella, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. pmontanarella macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    I have a decision to make regarding how to proceed in terms of getting a new iPhone. I currently have a 6s and have no complaints to be honest, except for the battery which is abysmal. Literally today by 2PM I had 15% left, and that's not even using my phone much. Apple says the battery is fine and there's nothing they can do in terms of replacement (my AppleCare+ runs out in a couple of weeks). So I'm set that I need a new phone. I'm realizing now though that the iPhone 7 would be just as good for me as an 8, there really aren't many huge new features I can think of that make me want to get the 8... other perhaps than future proofing.

    Am I crazy for wanting the 7 instead of 8? Also, does anyone have any ideas of how to solve my battery issue otherwise since Apple won't help. I feel like I could make my 6s last another year easily if only my battery was fixed.

    Thanks!
     
  2. tobeornottobe macrumors regular

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    I am in the same situation as you. My 6s battery is abysmal even though apple already replaced the battery with a brand new one less than 1 year ago. Now the iphone 8 performs almost the same as the 7, and I think most people will gravitate towards the 7 and the X. I really have no idea what is the 8 for. Seems totally redundant.
     
  3. pmontanarella thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What is your plan then? iPhone 7?
     
  4. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    Use battery life, to get the battery wear level
     
  5. vtgeek macrumors member

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    Backup and strip your phone and build it back fresh manually installing software. Sucky but it needs to be done. iMessage in the cloud is a feature I am looking forward too so the messages can be saved(as an aside). I had not done this in years and was running down my iPhone 7 in under 4 hours. The phone got hot, the phone behaved badly. Post restore back to 10-12 hours of battery life. Fast forward today, back to my 6, which has a restoration of the 7 and its battery is working great now too.
     
  6. tobeornottobe macrumors regular

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    I will probably go with the X.
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Agree. I want to 7+ and I don't see enough of a reason to go to the iPhone 8 personally. With the iPhone 8, it does have the upgraded processor, Tru-Tone, wireless charging capabilities, but to me, that's not really a major difference over my 7 Plus. The iPhone X will likely be my next choice Come October 27 for pre-ordering.
     

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