Leaving Android-is 6 Plus okay or should I do 6s Plus

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by patricem, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. patricem macrumors 6502

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    So my Note 3 contract is up in 1 week....can't wait to leave Android and get to iphone! I only got the Note 3 because 2 years ago there was no large iphone. So my question is- should I get the 6 Plus (good deals everywhere) or should I only go for the 6s Plus? Thanks!
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Depends on what you want.

    6+ has 1GB ram. 6s+ has 2GB ram. Do you need more ram? Use apps a lot, browse a lot? Then you probably want the 6s+.

    Do you want/need Force Touch? If not, then the 6+ is fine because it does not have Force Touch. But if you do need/want it then the 6s+ is the only option (short of the 6s).
     
  3. patricem thread starter macrumors 6502

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    More ram is always nice....I do a lot of retail arbitrage so mainly lots of bar code scanning. Not many apps, some browsing, no games or anything. Im not sure what the Force Touch actually does- I will have to read about it. Latest is always best but there are so many great deals coming now on the 6+....
     
  4. Jeff R macrumors 6502

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    6S Plus!
    - A9 chip with 2GB RAM is a beast.
    - 7000 series aluminum (very solid).
    - 12MP iSight & 1080p FaceTime cameras.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Force Touch is basically a response by the OS to the amount of pressure you are applying to the screen.

    For instance, on a 6+ if you want to send a message you have to open the Message app. With Force Touch if you press on the Messages app icon AND then push slightly harder on your screen you'll get a little menu that pops out where you can select to compose a new message. Press even harder and the app itself opens.

    That's just one example. There are a bunch of other options that relate specifically to other apps. Apple calls it "Peek and Pop".

    If it's not something you feel you'd use it can be turned off on the 6s and 6s+.
     
  6. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    3D Touch started out quite gimmicky but has become very useful now that most 3rd party apps are starting to support it.
    2gb of ram future proofs your phone as well.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yeah, it wasn't surprising to see Apple ripping off jailbreak devs again. The only difference between Velox 2 and Force Touch is how it's triggered. Velox 2 didn't require new pressure sensitive hardware to implement. And therefore works on all older devices capable of running it. You want Force Touch stock you have to buy a new 6s or 6s+.

    http://cydia.saurik.com/package/com.phillipt.velox/

    [​IMG]
     
  8. appledefenceforce macrumors 6502

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    Get the iPhone 6S Plus. The extra RAM helps with the performance. Speaking from my personal experience owning both.

    Plus the extra features on the new model like 3D touch and improved cameras are fun to use.
     
  9. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    When it comes to any smartphones, or any computer equipment, I always recommend that people go with the best that they can afford. You will rarely regret it. So I would recommend going with the 6S plus.
     
  10. yaboyac29 macrumors 6502a

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    People will bitch about everything.
     
  11. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure about the 3D touch debate but in terms of speed, the 6S is noticeably faster.
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I'm sorry!

    Was I supposed to be surprised and happy about Force Touch after having that ability already for over a full year?
     
  13. yaboyac29 macrumors 6502a

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    What you posted is not the same as 3D Touch, not even close.
     
  14. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    The concept is the same. The methodology is different.

    Slide down on an app using Velox and you get a choice of options that the app will allow. Press harder on an app (with a Force Touch enabled device) and you get a choice of options that the app will allow.

    Sure, Force Touch gives you feedback, but I hate haptic and vibrations so I have that turned off completely.

    But unless you can tell me Force Touch lets you do something else then it's the same as Velox/Velox 2 - it just uses a different trigger.
     
  15. yaboyac29 macrumors 6502a

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    I use it more for peak and pop rather than stuff on the homescreen.
     
  16. rugmankc Contributor

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    6s+ is a no brainer. Don't know current cost of a 6+ and 6s+.

    You could, if cheap enough, get a 6+ and then get the 7 in Sept. Might be able to sell 6+ close to what you paid for it. Or have a backup iPhone.

    My 6+ was good. But, the 6s+ runs much better for me and IMHO :)

    If you have to get a 2 year contract for a low price on a 6+, I would wait on the 7. The Note is a good phone. Always liked them. The whole family is going Apple as my one son and his wife have been Apple owners forever. And, I now have a rMBP 13 inch 2015. So, the EcoSystem advantage made sense to me.
     
  17. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    6S+ without a doubt.
    I previously owned the 6+ and moved to a 6S+ for just the extra RAM. More than worth it.
     
  18. Michael Goff macrumors G4

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    Can you move between open apps using what you're talking about? How about using it to move the cursor using the keyboard? Those are my two major uses, to be honest.
     
  19. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    I've had both. The 6 plus was a dog performance wise. The 6S Plus is so much better. Seriously go for the S Plus.
     
  20. Dreads macrumors member

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    Run your plan as sim only until iPhone 7 comes out then you can get a full upgrade rather than what will be a year old s model....!
     
  21. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Agreed.... I would not want to give either of those features up.
     
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