Should I buy 6/6 Plus now?

HellBlaze

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Would you? I mean, with inevitable refresh later this year and all. I'm on 5S atm, so what'd you do?
 

gregrose

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Just got the iPhone 6 with Verizon's $200 discount going on right now. $100 for a $300 phone, I'll take that any day, phone runs very well coming from a 5
 

GrumpyMom

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If the new phones have the 2 gigs of RAM it's worth waiting for. For quite awhile now I've been running into issues on my iPad mini retina and my iPhone 6 Plus when trying to keep more than one web page open. More RAM may or may not help but it sure as heck won't hurt. The 5s still compares well enough to the 6 and 6 Plus that waiting an extra summer isn't such a bad idea. You can either pick up deals on the current 6's or get a 6/6Plus that is everything the model should have been (IMO).
 

nburwell

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I would recommend waiting just three more months. After all, the bigger screen is pretty much the only difference between those phones.
That is why I went back to my 5s. The bigger screen wasn't enough for me in terms of the 6. Plus, I don't use Apple Pay at all.

To the OP, I would wait if you can.
 
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XTheLancerX

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Wait. Upgrading from a 5S to a 6 is hardly anything besides screen size. Upgrading from a 5S to a 6S will be quite a lot better, and you haven't got all the long to wait for it either.
 
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XTheLancerX

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It is if you get the 64GB.
Technically it is a $750 phone. You are just getting a subsidized price from your carrier for agreeing to stay with them for the next 2 years.

Pretty much, you get a cheap phone but you get trapped for two years and essentially end up bending over in front of your carrier, or you end up spending an ass-load of money upfront but you get to do whatever you like. Paying full price for the phone is typically cheaper by a couple hundred dollars or so in the long term due to extra fees usually associated with being on contract.
 
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Sumter

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Technically it is a $750 phone. You are just getting a subsidized price from your carrier for agreeing to stay with them for the next 2 years.

Pretty much, you get a cheap phone but you get trapped for two years and essentially end up bending over in front of your carrier, or you end up spending an ass-load of money upfront but you get to do whatever you like. Paying full price for the phone is typically cheaper by a couple hundred dollars or so in the long term due to extra fees usually associated with being on contract.
This is why I buy my phones outright. I'm on Verizon with two lines, the 25$ discount for each line is very nice.
 

C DM

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Technically it is a $750 phone. You are just getting a subsidized price from your carrier for agreeing to stay with them for the next 2 years.

Pretty much, you get a cheap phone but you get trapped for two years and essentially end up bending over in front of your carrier, or you end up spending an ass-load of money upfront but you get to do whatever you like. Paying full price for the phone is typically cheaper by a couple hundred dollars or so in the long term due to extra fees usually associated with being on contract.
Depends on your plan and what you pay for the phone upfront. If you can get it for free or cheap, it might be worth it. And if you leave you pay the ETF which put together with what you paid upfront can still be potentially cheaper than the full price of the phone. Essentially it's not always a bad option depending on one's situation.
 
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C DM

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This is why I buy my phones outright. I'm on Verizon with two lines, the 25$ discount for each line is very nice.
Yeah on the current plans it certainly helps. Using Edge does the job fairly well too.
 

maflynn

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Personally, I want to give up my iPhone 6+ and get its smaller brother. While I want to rectify this situation now, I know its better if I wait and that's what I'll be doing.

I may sell my current phone shortly (using an older windows phone temporarily) and then wait for the September media event.
 
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XTheLancerX

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Depends on your plan and what you pay for the phone upfront. If you can get it for free or cheap, it might be worth it. And if you leave you pay the ETF which put together with what you paid upfront can still be potentially cheaper than the full price of the phone. Essentially it's not always a bad option depending on one's situation.
Yeah, I think it only makes sense to have contracts if you have less than 4 lines on the account? 4 or more though, I think it is cheaper in the long run. Could be the other way around. And that is why I added an italicized "typically" before I said it was cheaper.
 

valexer

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If you're in need of a phone with a bigger screen at this very moment then get one. But if that desire can wait then you wait until the third quarter because I'm pretty sure the next iPhone is coming. I usually do not buy phones generation to the next because I feel that the upgrade ain't that dramatic so I skip a generation. However the iPhone 5s to 6/6+ was really dramatic so I immediately got one once it was released. I think this time an upgrade to 6/6+ is a bit late so if I were you I'd rather wait. :)
 

Matheew944

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buy it what u want,whenever u want, this year, the design wont change.. so whatever, buy a 6 or 6 plus if u want