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jtsang777

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I have a iPhone 5 and I'm not sure if its worth the upgrade to the 6S this year or wait for the iPhone 7 next year. What are your thoughts?
 

laurim

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It always depends on whether there's a new feature you really want. I upgraded to the 6 because I wanted to do ApplePay. Otherwise, the 5S was working fine for me. The bigger phone is nice and I would probably have a hard time going back to smaller now. I probably won't go to a 6S. Haven't heard anything that compelling about the new hardware.
 

AJsAWiz

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It always depends on whether there's a new feature you really want. I upgraded to the 6 because I wanted to do ApplePay. Otherwise, the 5S was working fine for me. The bigger phone is nice and I would probably have a hard time going back to smaller now. I probably won't go to a 6S. Haven't heard anything that compelling about the new hardware.

My sentiments, exactly. I'll be upgrading from an iPhone 5s which seems to look super small compared to the 6 and 6+.
I was actually, quite content with my current model until the 6 and 6 + were released. Even though I have Apple Pay on my Apple Watch, I would like to have it on my phone as well. And the size of the new phones was a BIG incentive for me.
 

eyoungren

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I have a iPhone 5 and I'm not sure if its worth the upgrade to the 6S this year or wait for the iPhone 7 next year. What are your thoughts?
That's such a subjective question.

What is it worth to you? Do you like bigger screen size? A 64 bit processor? Touch ID? A better camera? The look of the 6/6+?

Only you can answer those questions.

In my case it was worth going to the 6. I got it more for a different reason than most people, but all in all it was worth it to me.
 
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DynamicSausage

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I would say that the leap from 5 to 6S will definitely be big enough to make an upgrade worthwhile to most people. That said, it will always come down to the user. If your 5 does everything you need it to do, does it well and you don't need/want anything more than there's absolutely no harm in waiting.

The 4S still has a good few people using it because it's still a great phone and suits those people just fine. I even know somebody who uses a 3GS because despite it's age related faults and flaws, it does what it needs to for that person and does it well.
 

Newtons Apple

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I have a iPhone 5 and I'm not sure if its worth the upgrade to the 6S this year or wait for the iPhone 7 next year. What are your thoughts?

Only YOU can answer this. Much depends on your financial situation and you need for more features. The 6S will be quite a step forward from the 5.

In the end you need to choose and not let "strangers" make the choice for you.
 

CTHarrryH

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How can you make a decision without knowing exactly what the new phone will have. With all the predictions Apple always surprises to some respect - for good or bad.
 

TacticalDesire

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I'd at least wait and see what comes out before even pondering the question. That being said, the iPhone 5's battery would probably be reason enough to upgrade.
 

TWD98j

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My opinion - I would say that as long as you have an iPhone 5 or later, you should be able to get by well enough for right now, as iOS 9 seems to run alright.

But I would also say that if you have an iPhone 5S or earlier, the jump to the 6S should be significant enough to warrant upgrading. I know the jumps from the original to the 3GS, from the 3GS to 4S, and from 4S to 5S were all quite significant. I see no reason why going from a 5 or 5S to a 6S would not continue this trend.

As great as the 5S has been over the last 2 years, even hanging tough with the 6 as far as performance goes, I really am eager for not only a bigger screen and new features. Plus the features exclusive to the 6 that I missed out on last year such as Apple Pay and VoLTE.

But that's me, and despite all the 6S related leaks, I wonder what surprises Apple still may have up its sleeve for next week?
 
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HEK

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Is it worth the upgrade to the 6S this year. What are your thoughts?

It would appear that millions of people think so each year. I suspect millions will think so this year as well. Of course, there will be millions of people that don't upgrade this year. As for me, I will upgrade. If you are unable to decide for yourself, use the old toss a coin in air trick. Heads upgrade, tails don't.
 

Blujelly

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If I was in your position I'd wait for iPhone 6s specs to be released. Then once that has happened maybe wait for release? The reason for this is then you can walk into store and have a go at both iPhone 6 & 6s and decide what you would prefer.

Going from a 5 to anything else is going to be a big upgrade for you. I mean I know its a year away, the 7 could be amazing but from your phone to anything now is still great. It also depends if you can wait until next year, do you think you can handle a 5 until then?
 

RebornProphet

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It depends on whether you think it's worth it. People on a forum can't make up your mind for you.

I mean, personally I just went from a 5s to the 6 less than two weeks ago. In the UK on O2 we have a smartphone tariff called O2 Refresh. This splits our bill into two direct debits, one for the phone and one for airtime & data/texts.

If you keep the phone for the full two years, the phone balance is paid off and all you pay is the airtime and data direct debit until you choose to take your free upgrade.

Or, as you eat into your phone balance through the two years you can pay off that balance to upgrade early. O2 then write off the remaining months of the airtime & data plan and when you upgrade early you get set up on a new 2 year contract with your new device.

I had £100 left to pay on my 5s device plan, so I chose to sell my 5s now rather than wait on the 6s announcement when it would become another generation older, and got £180 for it on Gumtree.

To get the iPhone 6 on the same total price per month (device + airtime/data) as my 5s was just £9.99 up front for the 6.

So for £109.99 I got my new phone and had £70 cash in my pocket. The 6s will be well over £200 up front to get on the same combined device and airtime plan that I'm on. So for me, the upgrade made sense.

The moral of this? Only YOU can decide what to do. No one on this forum could have advised me to do the above. Only I could make that call.
 

Bako-MacAddict

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Check this YouTube video and you tell me : )

It's going to be up to the user not is trying to convince you . I'm upgrading because I simply do every year as a hobby I guess you can say. Lol if that makes any sense.

 
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