Need Advice: What to Buy After 6 Plus?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Val-kyrie, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Val-kyrie macrumors 65816

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    After owning a stalwart iPhone 4 for 3+ years, I have been extremely disappointed by the 6 Plus. I have had two physical failures in 18 months which have warranted Apple replacements under AppleCare. Consequently, I have decided to sell it.

    The question remains: What do I buy?

    How much difference in performance is there between a 5SE and a 6S?
    Has anyone gone from a 6 Plus back down to a 6S or even a 5SE?
    Are there any general trends about the reliability of the 6S Plus, 6S or 5SE models?
    Are there specific issues plaguing certain models?
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Get whichever you prefer. You had bad luck with your 6 Plus. Owned dozens of MBP, my current one has been repaired three times. Lemons happen.
     
  3. MiniGeek macrumors member

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    I wouldn't get anything in the 6 line. My spouse has never had an issue with his iPhone 6, but I've had 2 replaced in less than a year. And every time I research an issue related to an iPhone 6, I see plenty of complaints. I like the size of the screen and the feel of the phone itself, the screen is bright...but honestly, I think the 6 is just a bad product line overall. I chose Apple smartphones after being gifted with 2 iPads. I was so pleased and impressed with their high quality hardware and solid, reliable performance. The iPhone 5, my first iPhone, was wonderful. The only thing I would have changed is the storage capacity. 16 Gb just doesn't cut it. But I have found my experience with the 6 to be a nightmare. They're nice to look at, but maybe they're just poorly built, I don't know. I wonder how many thousands of them Apple has had to replace. I received hours of telephone tech support when I didn't even have Apple Care, so this makes me think Apple knows there is a problem and it's Apple's responsibility. Phone number 3 is currently losing the cellular network intermittently for no reason, which tenses me up because phone number 2 lost service for no reason, and it never came back.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-6-woes.1969877/

    I have a year and 2 months left on my contract with this phone. I will use that time to see what Apple comes up with in the way of a solid, reliable smartphone. But I will also be researching other options, I'm afraid. I no longer trust this phone. In fact, it just did it again, and it was merely sitting on the desk beside me. I walked into another room with it and it found the network.
    I am keeping my 5 as a backup. When we travel, I take the 5 with me and the SIM card tool.
     

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