Should I get a 6+ right now.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dezza85, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. dezza85 macrumors member

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    So, I have been an iPhone user since day one and always tended to upgrade every 2 years resulting in me having the non "s" versions.

    With a very expensive year last year I was unable to upgrade from my 5 to the 6+ in September which leaves me in now a very difficult position...

    Should I, now finances have settled again purchase a 6+ or make my 5 hang on until September and see what the "s" versions have to offer?

    Am I missing something when saying that we haven't really had all that many rumours this year when it comes to the next gen?

    Whilst only opinions, I appreciate your thoughts.
     
  2. Apple Trees macrumors 6502

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    Yes, if there were any iPhone that you MUST then it's the 6 Plus. It is definitely worth the upgrade if your finances permit.
     
  3. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    If it were July or August I'd say wait, but it's February. You might as well enjoy an awesome phone for all these months, right?

    When the 6s comes out you can always sell the 6 and upgrade.

     
  4. sladeski macrumors newbie

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    Just buy one now. And if it's a life-changing-must-have upgrade to 6s+, you can sell your 6+ and upgrade later.

    Honestly.. it's 7 months away, just buy one if you want one.
     
  5. malochico1 macrumors 6502

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    i had bought iphone 6 launch day using att next.. $749 att 64gb. Last week i purchased 6 plus from swappa for $700, 64gb as well. With the intentions of selling it if i didnt like it, but i love it!

    I turned around and got mine unlocked from ATT and sold it on craigslist for $680. couldnt be happier.
     
  6. appleshark macrumors newbie

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    iPhone 6+ is worth of a try

    I think you should definitely give a try to 6+. It has broken several earlier records and has made great profits for apple along with 6. It has bigger display compared to previous generation iPhones. The optical image stabilization is another cool feature which makes 6+ worth of a try. Also apple pay has been introduced by apple through which you can make payments of your retail shopping on your iPhone.
     
  7. tiartrop macrumors regular

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    It's still the beginning of the year now, I usually wait 1-2 months until all the hype has died down and the stock is better so if there's anything wrong with my phone I can always take it back and get it replaced right away as opposed to waiting for weeks (which just happened, btw).

    Now is a really good time if your finance permits.
     
  8. jamezr macrumors G3

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    I say buy it now. The "s" version will only add more ram and a slightly faster processor. So it will not be much difference. So don't let that stop you......
     
  9. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    September is a LONG time away. That's 7 months. You may as well get the 6+ right now.
     
  10. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I'd get the 6+ now and sell it when September rolls around. You should be able to get a good portion of your money back out of it and then you can buy a new "s" model.
     
  11. Playgear macrumors regular

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    You say that like it's not a big deal.

    The iPad Air in 2013 was bad enough, but to keep 1GB for 2014's devices is ridiculous.

    I hate Safari and some games that don't save their state.

    iPhone 6 Plus at the very least should have come with 2GB RAM, but we all know that's part of what will let them rake in more money with the 6S/Plus in a few months...
     
  12. cwwilson macrumors 65816

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    Absolutely, there's no better time than now to get a 6+

    You'll have an amazing phone and if you have to have the latest and greatest, you can sell the Plus for top dollar on the second hand market and get yourself the 6S+ :cool:
     
  13. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    You're already 5 months into the cycle, I would just wait for the 6S. Think about it this way. The iPhone 5 is still no slouch and it has only been a few months since you've recovered from your financial trouble. It seems to me you're willing to spend whatever little money came through for you (tax refund?) as soon as you can.

    I would use the extra money you came up with as a cushion for emergencies and use the next 7 months until the 6S comes out to save money for it.
     
  14. thadoggfather Suspended

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    Get the 6+ now while it can be jailbroken still. It's a marvel.

    I'd take it any day over a 6s+ not jailbroken (regardless of what it's packing, even quad and 2gb) which could be a bit but hopefully it'll be a quick process too
     
  15. Ta0jin macrumors 6502

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    I currently own a 6, but I was at the Apple store yesterday and the 6 plus was really calling me... Do all 6 owners who went to the 6 plus have you gotten used to the size difference?
     
  16. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    There sure are a lot of people that complain about 1GB of RAM, but I have yet to see any of the issues related to it more than a few times during my normal use.
     
  17. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    I must be using my iPhone incorrectly because I've not noticed whatever it is that some have alluded to insufficient ram.
     
  18. ivnmetal Suspended

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    Yes get it. It is definitely worth it! I was lucky enough to buy one online, brand new, 128GB for $850
     
  19. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    I agree. In addition, I have the air 2 and apart from it being a bit faster it doesn't really perform any better than my iPhone 6 plus even though it has the magical 2GB ram.
     
  20. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Think of it this way. You will be paying full price to have an iPhone that will have the current technology for 7 more months. If you had bought it on release day for full price, you would have had an iPhone that has the current technology for 12 months. Which sounds like a better deal to you? If you are fine with that, then buy it. Otherwise, it sounds like your current iPhone is still working.
     
  21. EdMan macrumors 6502

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    Couldn't agree more!!!!
     
  22. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    OP: Have you considered an iPhone 5 running iOS 6? It's quite the experience and even outperforms the horrible 6 plus on ioS 8.
     
  23. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    Hands down best device I've owned. Totally worth it - get it!

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    I agree with this. Same experience.

    From what I've read, Samsung devices suffer from plenty of reloads. Just the nature of the mobile device at this point. There are things like Reading Lists and Recently Viewed so you can close tabs.

    And most of the time, where people get upset about an "app reloading" on iOS - it's only reloading to give you the latest content. iOS actually learns when you view certain apps and attempts to have them "reloaded" when you open the app.

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    Went straight from the 5S to the 6+ (well, I'd had some experience with Android handsets in the 4.7" - 5" range).

    I had no problem adjusting.

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    When was the last time they spent more than 15 seconds at any keynote talking about how much RAM the iPhone had?

    Newsflash, very few people care about the amount of RAM - therefore it won't have a significant impact on the number of sales they'll be able to obtain.

    The main factors in iPhone sales are brand loyalty and timing of upgrades. There are hundreds of millions of iPhone users out there. Only about 200 million upgraded last year. That likely leaves another ~300 million users out there sitting on 1+ year old devices heading into 2015.

    That's not even counting those who switch from other platforms which generally accounts for about 20% of iPhone sales I believe.
     
  24. Shanghaichica, Feb 5, 2015
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    Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    I agree I don't mind safari re-loading as it refreshes the page. I've used tons of Samsung devices, both tablets and phones. The ones that had 1 GB of ram were terrible for reloading. Even the home page reloaded constantly. 2GB is probably the minuimum I'd accept on an android device. When I had the note 3 it had 3 GB of ram and I don't see that it was any better than any of the ios devices I've owned or currently own with 1 GB of ram.
     
  25. Brics macrumors newbie

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    You can get right now a Note 4.
    6 Plus is a way to overpriced for its specs (dual core, 1 GB ram, etc).
     

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