The last 24hrs-reflecting

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iwayne, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. iwayne macrumors 6502


    Oct 12, 2011
    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.
  2. andrewr2123 macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Wow, this just made me very sad to give up my iPhone 6. Strange.
  3. wicker21 macrumors regular


    Jun 27, 2010
  4. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    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.
  5. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    Adios headphone jack and clunky, chunky home button, you were thorns in my side!
  6. gorkt macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2007
    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.
  7. penajmz macrumors 68040


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City
    I just thought about this. I've literally had my 6S Plus for almost a whole year every single day. Wow..
  8. Mansu944 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2012
    Exactly...**** my iPhone 6+, hello sweet iPhone 7.
  9. ctbaz macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2014
    To me it's just a phone. Something that makes life more convenient.
  10. iwayne thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 12, 2011
    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.
  11. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    Well, one week less since the 7 is launching a week early. :)
  12. Canadia69 macrumors regular

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


    Apr 21, 2015
    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 :(
  14. FrozenInferno macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2013
    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.
  15. AndersOlson macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    Ever see multiplicity?
  16. ZombiePete macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    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.
  17. DJJazzyJeff Suspended


    Jul 5, 2011
    I think you need some friends.
  18. adammull macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009
    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.
  19. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    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.
  20. cwosigns macrumors 68000


    Jul 8, 2008
    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.
  21. Trey M macrumors 6502a

    Trey M

    Jul 25, 2011
  22. stanman64 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2010
    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.
  23. 5684697 Suspended


    Sep 22, 2007
    Yes, yes, same thing happens with wives, it is just a LOT MORE expensive when you "upgrade". ;)
  24. clunkmess macrumors 6502a


    Jul 28, 2011
    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?
  25. bnahms123 macrumors newbie

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

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