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iwayne

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Oct 12, 2011
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Santa Clara, California
For a lot of us today is an otherwise overlooked day as it's the last 24hrs we have with our iPhone 6s/plus. Apple often talks about the emotional connection we have with our devices. They have become computers that go everywhere with us and capture many special memories. As excited as I am to get my new iPhone tomorrow it's bittersweet as I say goodbye to a device that spent more time with me than anything else over the past year.
 
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Bryan Bowler

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Sep 27, 2008
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I'm not sad yet. I ordered a black iPhone 7+, so I have at least another 6-8 weeks left with my iPhone 6s.
 
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gorkt

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Sep 15, 2007
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I think the first phone I really felt any connection to was my 5S. Because it was the first one with a fingerprint sensor, and it felt like MY phone. I actually felt bad when I wiped it. My 6s I currently have I will be happy to get rid of because it is white and I never really liked the white as much as the black phones. I am looking forward to having a black phone again.
 

ctbaz

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Aug 20, 2014
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For a lot of us today is an otherwise overlooked day as it's the last 24hrs we have with our iPhone 6s/plus. Apple often talks about the emotional connection we have with our devices. They have become computers that go everywhere with us and capture many special memories. As excited as I am to get my new iPhone tomorrow it's bittersweet as I say goodbye to a device that spent more time with me than anything else over the past year.

To me it's just a phone. Something that makes life more convenient.
 

iwayne

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 12, 2011
318
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Santa Clara, California
I'm definitely happy to be getting a new iPhone especially a water resistant one but the iPhone does become such a major part of our everyday life. The major reason we upgrade every year is due to the better camera as we take a ton of photos with it.
 

Canadia69

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Sep 11, 2016
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Never thought about this...this phone has been with me through so many places omg...travelled with it ...
 
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Trogdor796

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Apr 21, 2015
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I will indeed miss my 6+. It was my first iPhone, and we've gone many places and done many things. We had a good run :(
 

FrozenInferno

macrumors 6502
Oct 27, 2013
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Thanks to iCloud I don't need to fret over giving up an old phone for a new one, within minutes I can have everything beamed to the new phone right where I left it on the old phone. I'm impressed with the smooth operation of iCloud and how stress free it is to transition between phones without missing a stride aside from reloading some non-iTunes music and rebuilding playlists.

My 5S was a great phone but I love my SE even more. Fantastic device.
 

AndersOlson

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Jul 10, 2008
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Thanks to iCloud I don't need to fret over giving up an old phone for a new one, within minutes I can have everything beamed to the new phone right where I left it on the old phone. I'm impressed with the smooth operation of iCloud and how stress free it is to transition between phones without missing a stride aside from reloading some non-iTunes music and rebuilding playlists.

My 5S was a great phone but I love my SE even more. Fantastic device.
Ever see multiplicity?
 

ZombiePete

macrumors 68020
Aug 6, 2008
2,409
1,251
San Antonio, TX
I think about stuff like this all the time. Like, for example, my 6+ was the phone that I had with me when we took our daughter to Disneyland for the first time. I took tons of pictures of her and our trip with it, and I got kind of sentimental about trading it in for my 6s+. By the time I have my 7+ it'll be the phone I'm taking pics of our baby (in February) with.

I had to stop letting myself get so attached things because I was in danger of becoming a hoarder. Now I focus on the memories of the events rather than associating things with those memories.
 

DJJazzyJeff

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For a lot of us today is an otherwise overlooked day as it's the last 24hrs we have with our iPhone 6s/plus. Apple often talks about the emotional connection we have with our devices. They have become computers that go everywhere with us and capture many special memories. As excited as I am to get my new iPhone tomorrow it's bittersweet as I say goodbye to a device that spent more time with me than anything else over the past year.
I think you need some friends.
 
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adammull

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Jun 14, 2009
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Goodbye and good riddance. I don't own a single old iPhone and I've had them all. The one I'm typing up this instant will be in a box on its way off tomorrow.

It's a phone dude and the only good one is the newest one.
 
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KPOM

macrumors P6
Oct 23, 2010
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Goodbye and good riddance. I don't own a single old iPhone and I've had them all. The one I'm typing up this instant will be in a box on its way off tomorrow.

It's a phone dude and the only good one is the newest one.
I used the original as an iPod for a few years and just decided to hold onto it for whatever reason. It's locked to AT&T, and can't even connect much as AT&T is repurposing their 2G spectrum to LTE, but it might make a nice comparison to next year's.
 

cwosigns

macrumors 68020
Jul 8, 2008
2,229
2,725
Columbus,OH
My 6s Plus will get retired to my 2nd line (Verizon phone with unlimited data/tethering). I only use it for data really. My 6 Plus will get sold or repurposed as an iPod. 7 Plus will now be my primary phone.
 

stanman64

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Jul 9, 2010
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It was a little emotional getting rid of my original iPhone 4. I pre-ordered and received it on launch day (even had the regular Phillips screws before they switched to pentabular). It was my first iPhone and first Apple product. It stayed in my family until December 2015, and was working perfectly until then, sans home button. I miss that thing.
 

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For a lot of us today is an otherwise overlooked day as it's the last 24hrs we have with our iPhone 6s/plus. Apple often talks about the emotional connection we have with our devices. They have become computers that go everywhere with us and capture many special memories. As excited as I am to get my new iPhone tomorrow it's bittersweet as I say goodbye to a device that spent more time with me than anything else over the past year.

Yes, yes, same thing happens with wives, it is just a LOT MORE expensive when you "upgrade". ;)
 

clunkmess

macrumors 6502a
Jul 28, 2011
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California
I do admit that i will miss my 6s a little bit. At the same time, how can i complain about an extra two hours of battery?
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bnahms123

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Sep 13, 2014
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cringe.. i literally have 0% emotional connection to my phone and feel no remorse upgrading
 
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