Purchase advice

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by surfer92, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. surfer92 macrumors newbie

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    Hello all,

    I'm currently at the end of my contract on my 5C and looking to upgrade around Christmas. I'm in a family plan with two brothers on Next and my parents have dumb phones. I'm still under the "old", contract. Now I have a couple questions.

    I'm almost positive that my "line service" charge will increase to $35/$40 on my plan if I choose to sign a contract and buy the phone at a subsidized price. I will have to call AT&T to confirm. If that's the case, I plan on getting the 6S on Next. I still have to run the numbers. But, I have the option to buy a year old iPhone 6 for $200. This would allow me to have cheaper line access and the subsidized price. So, do you guys think this would be worth it to kind of "place hold" until the 7 comes out? Is the 6s that much better than the 6 that would warrant the large difference in monthly payments? The phone is from Verizon (will be unlocked), but are they all universal now? I thought I remember them saying you can use any phone?

    Thanks in advance for any thoughts. This forum has been very helpful.
     
  2. Vicrooloo macrumors regular

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    Rumors have it that the 7 is a lukewarm refresh

    Jump to the 7S and save your money I say
     
  3. ocabj macrumors 6502a

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    You could also just let your monthly line fees drop to $25 and just keep your 5C (or buy a sim free iPhone).
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    9 would be better.
     
  5. Vicrooloo macrumors regular

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    That's a very long wait
     
  6. ABC5S, Dec 17, 2015
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    ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    What rumors ? Link please

    http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-to-add-polish-not-product-lines-in-2016/


    "You won't see nearly as many new products in 2016. Instead, look for Apple to bolster its lineup with subtle improvements. The exception, of course, is the iPhone, which will get an overhaul next year if Apple sticks to its nearly decade-old pattern."
     
  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Better and what is or isn't warranted are highly subjective regardless of topic. You can't just poll others to answer such questions. People have differing situations, needs, wants, preferences. priorities, budgets, etc. You have to decide based on your preferences and priorities.

    FWIW, given the rate of progression of phone tech and OS's I always buy the latest model when upgrading. My normal upgrade interval would take place when the 7 was released but if I was buying right now I'd get a 6s. Further, I don't subsidize or use one of the carrier plans and just purchase outright so my feedback isn't necessarily going to be relevant to you.

    If you're constrained by budget and want to wait for the 7 then that could definitely lead to a different solution for you. It's really your requirements and not so much the device itself that will drive the decision. Carefully consider your requirements and then determine which devices would work for you versus relying solely on the device to justify itself.
     
  8. Vicrooloo macrumors regular

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    -something something- same Force Touch engine -mumble mumble- OLED just started etc etc

    Rumors. Conjecture. Guessing. ********. Whatever you want to call it.
     
  9. JoePa2624 macrumors regular

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    You can get a 6 for $200? If I read that correctly then absolutely go that route. The 6 is still a very solid choice and that's a smoking price.
     
  10. Skorpio macrumors 6502

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    I would get the 6 @ $200, and wait for the 7. $200 is very cheap!
     
  11. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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  12. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Other words, you have nothing to back up your lukewarm remark. :p
     
  13. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Well then it definitley sounds like it was worth bringing up, as it added so much important info.
     
  14. surfer92 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm buying the 6 for $200, because I think it'd be stupid not to haha. I'll just sell it unlocked if I don't like it. I realized this right after I made the post, so probably an unnecessary topic.
     

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