Should I wait for the iPhone 7 or go for 6s? [MERGED]

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by davidhong, Jan 3, 2016.

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6s or wait for 7

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  1. davidhong macrumors newbie

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    So my contract expires this month in January and was eyeing the galaxy s6 and iPhone 6s. BUT, I was wondering if I should wait for the iPhone 7 because I'm really not feeling the 6s because it's literally the same as the iPhone 6 (besides a few new features which I really don't care about). The only thing that's pulling me away from the new galaxy phone is it's abysmal battery life. So, should I wait another ~8-9 months for the iPhone 7? I have an android right now and am willing to switch over.
     
  2. dark_knight177 macrumors regular

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    iPhone 6S with samsung chip has slightly worse battery life than S6. While TSMC is about equal. However the iPhone 6S plus will beat anything out of the water in terms of battery life
     
  3. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    Sounds like you would be better served by waiting until the 7.
     
  4. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    I'd wait for the 7 personally. If the 6s doesn't wow you and your current phone can hold you over until September, the 7 will be the better option.
     
  5. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a

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    Wait for the 7. The design is on its way out.
     
  6. jasie02 macrumors 6502a

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    Wait for 7, potential waterproof, 256G for 7+, bigger battery, lighter, narrower, of course thinner, in additional to faster CPU, and potential 3G memory for 7+.

    It is only 9 month away.

    One thing I dislike about how Apple go from 6+ to 6s+, and in some degree from 6 to 6s is it is both heavier and thicker. Slightly but noticeable if you handle both or own 6/6+.
     
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  8. iDanny26 macrumors regular

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    All depends if you wanna hold off for 9 months or want a new phone soon. I can tell you that my 6S is a great phone, and from what I've heard from most people the 6S+ is great too.
     
  9. Anand953 macrumors regular

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    6s+ is a great phone to own now.. Go for it if you need a new one right away.. Else if you can live with your current phone for another 6-9 months than wait for the 7..
     
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  11. upnorth85 macrumors 6502

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    I would wait for the iPhone 7. I am planning to downgrade this week from iPhone 6S+ to an iPhone 6. My current phone is not compatible with my Acur Mdx Advance's bluetooth system. I have not used the pressure screen function so I may not miss much. I am going to be taking my wife's iPhone 6, and she will get a new iPhone 6S.
     
  12. bufffilm, Jan 4, 2016
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    bufffilm macrumors 601

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    Not really...shrug. OP currently has an Android phone and the features of the 6S aren't enough to make the switch worthwhile for him.

    Not the end of the world.

    Would you rather him buy the 6S and be unhappy?
     
  13. Dreads macrumors member

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    Wait for the iPhone 7 it's gonna well worth it you no it's gonna get at least the same features as the 6s plus a complete redesign of apples finest....
     
  14. Samitch macrumors newbie

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    I'm planning to make the switch from android to iOS (currently have an HTC One M8 with the battery acting up and a dying power button).
    Based on the current iPhone 7 leaks which don't seem very promising, should I get the 6s plus now or wait for the 7?
     
  15. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    At this point, I would wait until Sept.

    If the ip7 doesn't thrill you, the 6s+ will be $100 cheaper than now. So why not wait?
     
  16. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    If your HTC M8 will last another 4 months I would just wait until the 7.
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    At this point why spend a lot of money on a phone that will be replaced in a handful of months - wait.
     
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    If you do not see anything "promising", maybe you should look at another Android.
     
  19. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    When I need a phone, I go out and buy one. Waiting months for the next better model is ridiculous. Why stop there? Wait for the 8 or the 9.

    The 6s+ is an amazing phone, now, and it still will be in a year.
     
  20. maflynn Moderator

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    Given the context of what the OP wrote, he doesn't need a new phone, but wants an iPhone. Why not wait and see what Apple does in the fall. This has two advantages.
    1. The older phone can be had for less money.
    2. The newer model may have features better suited for the OP

    If the OP had no phone, or one that was failing, I'd agree with you, but without any immediate need, there's no reason to rush out knowing a newer model is coming down the pike
     
  21. geta macrumors 6502a

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    This endless waiting loop is ridiculous. If you need new phone go and buy one that fit your needs and move on.

    All the correct models will be useful for many years...
     
  22. maflynn Moderator

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    I agree, but I don't think that's what the OP is dealing with. If there is no immediate need, then waiting a few months, will generally provide more bang for your buck. We're not talking waiting a few months, then when that rolls around, waiting another year, then waiting even longer. Its more of lets see what happens in the fall and then as an educated consumer he can make the decision.
     
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  24. marvz macrumors 6502a

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    Wait for iPhone 7. Best decision in your situation.
     
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