Is it still worth buying the iPhone 6?

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  1. 938092 Suspended

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    Originally I came from a SGS5, returned it due to faults, got an iPhone 6, returned two models with screen issues. Currently waiting to purchase another one in a few weeks or so and hopefully it won't have quality issues.

    My question is this: I currently do not have a phone and after reading some potential features of the iPhone 6s/7 today, I'm wondering if it's worth purchasing the 6 at all?

    I could buy a cheaper phone like a moto G and wait out for the 7/6s. I understand that no matter when I buy a phone that a new one will be coming out soon after but I just am not sure if the iP6 is worth getting? I was pretty un-impressed with the battery life but the 6+ was too big for me to justify buying.

    Opinions? Thanks.
     
  2. The Robot Cow macrumors 6502

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    Of course it's worth it.

    Also, if your screen had issues, why did you return them vs getting them fixed through warranty?
     
  3. 938092 thread starter Suspended

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    Because I went through two with loose (clicky) displays. Obviously a QC issue. Wanted to wait a few batches after hopefully improved.
     
  4. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Are you sure the 6+ might be too big for you? I thought so myself, I've had it for 4 days and it's not as big as I originally thought. Take it home and try it; you do have 14 days to return it.
     
  5. 938092 thread starter Suspended

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    I'm pretty sure its too big haha plus it may bend?

    On a side note I have an $80 anti radiation case for the 6 so it makes sense to stick with that I guess
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    "Anti-radiation case:eek:

    Only you can know if buying the 6 is worth it. I agree with you on the 6 Plus as it IS big.
     
  7. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    Of course it is worth it, its a brilliant phone and has only been out THREE months. ;)
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    You'll not be seeing any new phones for 9 months, are you willing to wait for the 6s? If so then wait, if not then get the 6. Its still a newly released phone and asking if for the next gen seems rather odd to me.
     
  9. SeilerBird macrumors regular

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    I think that you should buy the 6 now. There is no guarantee that the 7 will have features so unique that you need to own it. And if they do then you can always resell your 6. iPhones hold their resale quite admirably.
     
  10. techspin macrumors 6502a

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    Buy! Enjoy and sell it next year if you want. If you get a unit with a clicky display take it to the genius bar with all of the included accessories. If they can fix it and there's no issue, keep it. Otherwise you can return for an exchange/refund. White box replacements are perfectly fine IMO but if you find any other issues it makes returns a little more time consuming.
     
  11. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    The 6S will be out late summer 2015. If you want to wait that long, by all means do so.
     
  12. Patrick Boyle macrumors member

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    I'm curious about the anti-radiation case. It must be a little bulky being lined in lead, no? What are you doing on a regular basis where you receive such a high dose of radiation that it affects your phone?

    Seriously though, don't play the "what if there's a better feature next release" game. There's always going to be a better feature. Just buy a phone and enjoy it, then sell it and upgrade later if you want.
     
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  14. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    The OP has decided the lead poisioning is better than cancer :D
     
  15. Patrick Boyle macrumors member

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    Hey, I'll take acute symptoms over increased risk of disease any day.
     
  16. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    There's always something better/newer/etc. around the corner. The iPhone 7/8 or Samsung Galaxy S6/7 is going to have features the current phones do not. If you keep waiting, you'll be waiting forever.

    Plus, at this point they're all rumors. Some could be true, some could be not true. We don't know for sure.
     
  17. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Buy it now. iPhone 6S will look just like iPhone 6.
    I would buy now and wait for iPhone 7.
     
  18. 938092 thread starter Suspended

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    http://www.pongcase.com

    For all those wondering. I have the "sleek case". It simply redirects away from your head.
     
  19. Patrick Boyle macrumors member

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    Ah, ok RF radiation. Now that makes more sense.

    I feel obligated to tell you, however, that case doesn't work. If anything, it reflects more RF back to your skull.
     
  20. 938092 thread starter Suspended

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    How so? It looks pretty legit to me...
     
  21. JulesJam Suspended

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    You should not buy any more phones. You are too picky.

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    Or early fall like this year. But by the time there was enough inventory to get the model/color you wanted, it was mid-fall for most people.
     
  22. 938092 thread starter Suspended

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    If a product I buy has an issue, I don't accept it. If you are one to accept a phone with dead pixels, a loose screen, then so be it. I'm not going to pay $1000 for a faulty item.
     
  23. doeboynmek macrumors member

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    this is the type of guy that comes to the apple store with a piece of tape alongside the iSight camera on his mac, lol. Radiation case.

    You're obviously too picky on your phone thinking that an LCD should have NO dead pixels.
     
  24. 938092 thread starter Suspended

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    Other phones get it right, my friends don't have them and the genius bar said it's a problem. So what's yours?
     
  25. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    If I were you, I'd wait for the iPhone 9S. It will be the best iPhone ever and all the quality control issues will be corrected by then. Trust me, I got this from the best sources.
     

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