Switching from the iPhone 5 and a quick Question!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vineli, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. vineli macrumors newbie

    vineli

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    My iPhone 5 Finally broke on me. I've had it since launch. The battery failed on me. It would go from 100% to 10% within two minutes of use. I managed to get through for a while until two days ago it wouldn't charge up anymore even after 48hrs plugged in nada it finally met its end.

    I was considering getting a 2nd hand iPhone 6 or 6s but I instead went with the iPhone 7 Plus 128gb which should be coming in tomorrow.

    My question is with all the hype that Apple will completely redesign the next iPhone do you think it'll be a good idea to dump the iPhone 7 Plus 2-3 Months before the next iPhone comes out & and pick up a used iPhone 6 for the remainder and then upgrade to the new iPhone?
     
  2. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Going from a 5 to a 7 plus will be a huge upgrade for you. Why not just enjoy your new phone and not worry about what the future might bring?
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I agree with joe above.
    Enjoy your phone.
    Wait to see if the next iPhone would be worth it for you to upgrade from your newer iPhone 7.
    Enjoy your iPhone 7. I wouldn't see it as investment property or worry so much about selling it and rebuying an i6 early in order to sell it again and get the new one.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    I would keep it. Being the next iPhone is already 10 months away. And I think once you truly use the 7 Plus, you will truly appreciate what it has to offer.
     
  5. ibookg409 Suspended

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    Agreed. Enjoy it. I'm keeping my 6 Plus until the 2018 iPhone.
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    That's a huge upgrade. Enjoy your new phone and don't worry about what's coming out next year.
     
  7. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    I instead would have replaced the battery and waited for the anniversary iPhone :D,
     
  8. sunking101 macrumors 603

    sunking101

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    I replaced the battery on my old iPhone 5 and it is still performing like a champ for my father, who has kept it on iOS7. I skipped the iPhone 7 and am waiting to see what Apple bring to the table in September next year. I've kept my 6S+ but am trying out Android on an Xperia XZ (and loving it I must say) for the next 10 months.

    The 7+ will be a superb upgrade for you so don't fret it, just enjoy for 24 months or however long your contract is. You've skipped the 6 and 6S so why worry about the next iteration?
     
  9. DUIduckSAUCE macrumors 6502

    DUIduckSAUCE

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    If you are that worried about it, stick with your 5.
     

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