Should I wait for iPhone 7?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by xactophobic, Mar 15, 2016.

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Buy iPhone 6s Plus or wait for iPhone 7 Plus

  1. BUY iPhone 6s Plus

    35 vote(s)
    47.3%
  2. WAIT for iPhone 7 Plus

    39 vote(s)
    52.7%
  1. xactophobic macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I currently have an iPhone 5 and have been trying to hold out for the new iPhone, but my battery drains so fast...and I've had the phone for a long time, obviously. Should I get a 6s Plus or wait for the 7 Plus?

    If I wait, should I get one of the battery cases? If so, any thoughts or suggestions?
     
  2. PortableLover macrumors 6502a

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    If it was me... Replace the battery/ use a case until 7. Otherwise id regret it.
     
  3. VertPin macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely this. Do not upgrade your iPhone until the 7 comes out. Get the absolute best life out of that 5 you can!
     
  4. Batman89 macrumors 6502

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    Why don't you pay full price for a used 5S to hold you over until September?

    I'd say do it after the SE is announced. the 5S' price may drop by a bit.
     
  5. yep-sure macrumors 6502

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    From what we think we know about the iPhone 7, there's nothing worth waiting 6-7 months for.

    I'd be buying the 6S now. You'll have a phone that lets you connect an industry standard set of headphones to it.

    Worst case scenario you'll be so blown away by the iPhone 7 announcement and end up selling the 6S for a small loss.
     
  6. maxsix Suspended

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    Never wait.

    Apple's best work is behind them. Today's focus is on thinning our wallet. Swiftly moving our cash to Apple's war chest, is their highest priority, greatest skill and the number one focus of 2016.

    Current products are from my personal ownership experience, quite good. As we continue going forward, Apple's so obsessed with their revenue that mere gadget like improvements suffice.
     
  7. stringent macrumors 6502

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    If you like the 5S form factor, could wait for the SE and see if that floats your boat. However I'll be waiting for the 7. Currently on a 5S as well, and it holds up OK.
     
  8. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    I would suggest make up your own mind. If its broke, than decide on a flip phone or another smartphone. Your decision, not ours which will be all over the map
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    He mentioned that he wants a plus so an Se isn't going to fit his needs.
     
  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Get the 6S+. It'll blow your mind compared to the 5, BUT wait until the SE debuts. Some folks will most likely be unloading their oversized phones and you could probably grab a good deal.
     
  11. Menel macrumors 603

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    First year in ages, for the major iPhone refresh. That I see nothing to get excited about. I got a battery case, and plan to keep using my 6, push through til iPhone 8.
     
  12. maxsix Suspended

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    One of the best aspects of any 2014/2015 or newer iPhone is they have the most important core iPhone features. Everything else they might or might not have is secondary and rather inconsequential

    Forget the "device specific features" unique to each particular iPhone Model. Apple and the industry in general have reached a level of refinement with their hardware and operating systems, that insures every owner will have an excellent experience.

    The need to upgrade is gone

    A huge money saver for us, it's only hardcore enthusiasts that actually need to consider replacing a perfectly good iPhone. Everyone else now find themselves able to save money, time and the hassle of starting over with the latest model
     
  13. lyceumHQ macrumors 6502a

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    Why wait?

    The S version is always the best of that particular phone model. All the kinks are ironed out. Mistakes made with the 6 have been rectified.

    So now you have a solid phone that works as it should.

    You wait for the 7 you play the guinie pig. If there's any 'gates' (yes I hate that term too but I couldn't think of a better way to put it) to happen they'll happen to the 7 and be ironed out with the 7s.

    IMHO it's always worth staying with an S model.

    Fair enough if we were a few weeks away from the 7 release but we're not. We're 6/7 months off. That's a long time to use a phone on its last legs.

    Buy the 6s+ enjoy your new phone and if when the 7 is released you just HAVE to have it sell the 6s for a small loss and get the 7.
     
  14. digitalcuriosity macrumors regular

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    I have been very happy with my iPhone6, it has really great battery life and has never failed me.
    As i rent my phone at contract end i can upgrade to a new iPhone or another brand phone, or buy my 6.
    So waiting to see how the new iPhone is excepted is what i plan on doing.
     
  15. mountain macrumors 6502

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    Definitely wait for the 7. Those that said don't wait wouldn't take their own advice if they were in your shoe.
     
  16. BillyMatt87 macrumors 6502a

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    How much does the 3.5mm headphone jack matter to you? I'll leave it at that.
     
  17. mantan macrumors 68000

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    Good point....especially now that US carriers have moved away from the subsidized phone model. In the past there wasn't an advantage to paid off phone as the carriers would charge you the same flat smartphone monthly rate. But now your bill drops once the phone is paid off. A lot of AT&T NEXT 12 iPhone 6 customers are going to see that $32-$40 monthly drop off in the next couple of months. If the new iPhone doesn't offer something really compelling, I can easily see a certain percentage of users who upgraded like clockwork making the decision to wait a bit.
     
  18. Max(IT) Suspended

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    It's up to you ... The iPhone 7 is 6 months away, not exactly tomorrow.
    I would buy an iPhone 6S Plus only with a discount from the official price.
    I bought the iPhone 6S in January, as usual, with a 150€ discount. I'm usually replacing my iPhone once a year (December-january).
    --- Post Merged, Mar 16, 2016 ---
    That's a totally debatable statement.
    Every single iPhone I owned, including the last iPhone 6S, was way better than the model it replaced.
    So the iPhone 7 will be better than iPhone 6S.

    Apple is "obsessed" to make better products. Money comes from better products that people will buy.
     
  19. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    I would consider buying a battery case over replacing the battery personally. You can likely buy one very cheap used, cheaper than a new battery would be. I assume your end goal here is to get the most bang for your buck.

    That said, we are barely through the 6s lifecycle. It seems all it takes is a month or two for people to start saying the current gen device is old news and you should just wait for the new one. Think of it this way. You're using an iPhone 5. You've obviously kept the phone a while so you're not the person who has to have the latest device at all times. I think you would be very happy with the 6s too.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 16, 2016 ---
    With the exception of the 6 Plus I can agree to this.
     
  20. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a

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    With rumours of a thinner iPhone 7 , i would personally go for the 6s.
    Never understood the whole thinner is better thing
     
  21. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    I would wait it out. I'm waiting right now too, but in much better shoes. My iPhone 6 is still current and doesn't have any issues. If it did though, I'd still wait to get the 7.

    I am a fanatic though, so I always want to upgrade :D
     
  22. OW22 macrumors 6502

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    I didn't wait. Got my 6S two weeks ago and would do the same if the iPhone 7 was 2 months away. It's blazing fast and I'm actually good with the battery so far. I came from a Galaxy Note 3 and decided a different route so got the 6S and an iPad Mini 4 and I'm delighted with both.

    I'll wait for the iPhone 7S before changing as I always liked the S versions. I had a 3GS and a 4S previously.
     
  23. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    If the 7 is lackluster, I want to skip it. But I'm not sure how much longer I can put up with the poor RAM performance of the 6.
     
  24. Kiimora macrumors 6502a

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    It's cheaper to get a battery case now & ride the IP5 out till Sept, than forking out on a 6s plus now & selling it at a small loss for the IP7. So I'd say wait:)
     
  25. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    That is one of my 2 gripes with the 6. RAM and screen resolution. Apps reload fairly quickly after being thrown into the background and I can't rely on having any more than 2-3 tabs open at a time. It's a little frustrating at some points.
     

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