Is going from an iPhone 6s to an 8 a upgrade ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Knockoutjosie, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. Knockoutjosie macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2012
    I looked at the 8 in the store today and to my disappointment, they looked the same. Anyone in the same delima ?
  2. theMaccer macrumors 6502a


    Oct 7, 2006
    I am still on a 6. May upgrade to a 7 or 7+ just for the water resistance feature.
  3. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    It's not a night-to-day difference.

    Were you expecting it to be?
  4. Knockoutjosie thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2012
    I mean upgrading after 2 years you would expect to be an upgrade
  5. gimmmick macrumors member


    Oct 6, 2015
    Honesty, unless you need wireless charging and a waterproof phone , I don’t see a worth while upgrade. The new standard are 3 year life cycles.
  6. Falhófnir macrumors 68040


    Aug 19, 2017
    If you're on a 32 or 64gb 6s and would be happy with 64gb storage on the 8 it could arguably make sense... if you want over 64gb it's just not worth the cost associated with the 256 imo - you're getting too close to X territory at that point. for anyone on a device older than the 6s the 7 probably makes more sense as well tbh.
  7. Vundu macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    Internally it is a big upgrade.
  8. bufffilm, Sep 22, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2017

    bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    The new features Apple has added since the 6s.

    Stereo speakers
    Wireless charging
    IP67 rating

    Yes, the CPU and camera are better. But they are not new features.

    I'm like you...have the 6s.

    The ipX is out for me - it's expensive, it doesn't have TouchID, the design is compromised, and it's also a little too big for me.

    The ip8 is out because Apple wants me to pay over $750 for what are essentially ...minor upgrades.

    No thanks...I'm going to sit this year out. We'll see what Apple brings in 2018.
  9. Knockoutjosie thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2012
    Yeah I agree with you. Expect in my book I’m going to be getting the iPhone x if I can. The 6s is such a great phone and I have a habit of upgrading every 2 years.
  10. fathergll macrumors 65816

    Sep 3, 2014

    Not me. I'm getting my 8 today and I am on a 6. If i were you i'd hold out for next year(I would personally wait myself if i were on a 6S)
  11. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    Hopefully, the wait won't be too long.
  12. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030


    Aug 19, 2017
    I have a 6S also and I see reasons to upgrade to the 8.
    1. Better camera (ois and better sensor) better video
    2. Tru tone display with wide color gamut
    3. Stereo speakers
    4. Water resistance
    5. Wireless charging
    6. Better cpu/gpu (they say 25% better than A10 so it has to be at least 35-40% faster than A9)
    7. Neural engine for AR
    8. Bluetooth 5.0
    9. Gigabyte LTE chip
    I’m sure I’m missing other features but it comes down to whether or not these are enough to make you upgrade. It is essentially the same phone in appearance but, internally quite different
  13. digitalexplr macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2016
    Central Missouri
    Why are so many hung up on the fact that the 8s look like the 7s? The upgrades are “under the hood “ and are substantial.

    Upgrade from the 7s probably is not that big a jump. But if your phone is 2 years old or older you will see huge improvements.
  14. Ironman1964 macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2014
  15. BenTrovato macrumors 68030


    Jun 29, 2012
    Processor in the 8 alone is worth the upgrade. Whether or not the other stuff is important to you will be different for everyone.
  16. dotme macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2011
    Wife and I both upgrading today from the entry-level 6S to the entry-level 8 and we're stoked for all these reasons, and the capacity upgrade from 16GB to 64GB as well.
  17. bufffilm, Sep 22, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2017

    bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    Huge improvements? Not to me.

    The three I listed are the new features.

    And when you consider that the iPhone's IP67 rating doesn't translate to any warranty coverage if the phone should get wet and then stop's a paper tiger.

    Go buy a new iPhone if you want.

    Minor improvements doesn't impress me. Yeah, the phone is super fast and the camera is better. I know.

    But the 6s is fast enough for me and the camera is ok, too. A new ip8 would cost me $850. (I had a 128gb 6s)

    I don't see how you can tell me there were huge improvements since the 6s that would be worth spending $850 for.

    Are you smoking something?
  18. Darkashnet macrumors regular


    Jul 15, 2010
    I upgraded to a 8+ from a 6S today and don’t regret it. If you have the money or willing to cough up the cash for it, go for it. You won’t be majorly blown away but you for sure won’t be disappointed. The X is a total let down (for me) so I went for the 8+ and I’m very happy I did.
  19. tensiondeadache macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2012
    Southern California
    I’ve had a 6S for 2 years and my 8 arrives today so I’ll let you know later.
  20. ultravisitor macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    #20 upgrade to you is simply a physical change? Really?
  21. GeoffR86 macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2015
    I went from 6S Plus to the 8 Plus today mainly because the battery on 6S was shot and I didn’t want to spend £100 on getting it replaced out of warranty.

    I must say I wasn’t expecting a massive difference, but the glass back along with the extra weight really does make it feel like a new phone. And I was a fan of the metal back before. The camera is miles better, and I never really noticed how slow my 6S had gotten until today. The 8 is so quick, and makes really fly. The odd thing that I had no idea about is the solid state home button. I had forgotten that they introduced it on the 7 and when I started using it I thought this is weird. But after 30 mins playing with I much prefer it.

    Considering I was feeling a little forced into the upgrade, I’m 100% satisfied that I did.
  22. Knockoutjosie thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2012
    I’m tempted to just go for it. Best Buy is charging 799 to buy the phone. What a rip off

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