Upgrading from iPhone 4 to Either iPhone 6S or iPhone 6e?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HappyDude20, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

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    ive had the same Siri-less iPhone 4 for the past few years and have seen everyone move forward with al, these new features that in retrospect don't seem all that vital for our day to day lives. Admittedly however, 2GBs of RAM on the 6S is most appealing. Aside, I feel I may have stuck with the iPhone 4 for the past 5 years simply because of two reasons: 1) i love the size. Not too big and fits easily in my pocket. 2) the iPhone 4 was Steve Jobs design. With the 6 and 6S sizes they look somewhat comical to me and I see everybody with them; whether it's in Vegas, Hollywood, down the street in NYC; ironically I'm the one called out and noticed when I have an older iPhone. It's rare to see ppl with anything older than an iPhone 5. But of course this is about my personal experience and how I'll live with the phone on a daily basis.

    Perhaps I just am asking for that push. I do need a new phone now, which sucks cause I was hoping to hold out for the 7 or 6e. Of course if the 6e doesn't offer 2GBs of RAM I'll feel better about picking up the 6S today. Also, if and when the 7 comes out, if it's released without a headphone jack I'll be more pleased with the 6S.

    Rant over. :)
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I hope Apple does not disappoint the people wanting a smaller iPhone. Will be very interesting to see what they can get into it to make all happy.
     
  3. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm inclined to believe for the iPhone 6e they'll include 2GBs of RAM but no 3D Touch which I'm cool with. But I'm sure it won't be as fast as the 6S. Just as the 5C wasn't up to par with the 5S and I believe clocked in a tad bit slower than the 5.
     
  4. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    If I was in your shoes if you can, I really would wait until the iPhone's are released and take them all for a spin, you might surprise yourself with what you like.

    Plus upside if they come out and you think the iPhone 6s is for me, by the point they'd be a little bit cheaper.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    We shall see. I will go for the no 3D touch but not betting on 2gb ram as Apple like to keep things "separated" to not harm models close by.

    Time will tell, I am waiting on the new AW2!
     
  6. IJBrekke macrumors 6502

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    Have you considered grabbing a used 5S? It's a pretty natural extension of the size of the 4 and is definitely still capable performance-wise. You could use it for 6 months and buy yourself time until other options arrive. Its value won't decrease too significantly between now and then, so you'll be able to sell it for close to what you pay for it, unlike a 6S.
     
  7. parseckadet macrumors 6502a

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    You'll notice a massive performance improvement when you do upgrade. I understand your desire to not upgrade as often; phones are much more mature these days and each year's "must have" new feature feels more and more gimmicky. But considering that you tend to hold on to phones for so long, you really should consider getting the most powerful device Apple sells at that time.

    Why do I bring this up? Because I think you're wrong about the 3D-Touch vs. RAM balance Apple will strike. 3D-Touch is a feature that can be explained, shown off, and understood by an average consumer. They might not care about it, but they will at least understand it. They also want developers to continue to incorporate it into their apps, and the best way to do that is to get as many phones out there that include it as possible. On the other hand, average consumers don't care about or understand RAM. Hell, Apple doesn't even officially specify how much ram the iPhone has. They don't want consumers to care about it. Given this, if Apple wants the 6e to feel as if it's on the same level as the rest of the range, I think it's more likely they'll include 3D-Touch and just 1GB of RAM. Honestly, I think it's even more likely that they'll include neither.
     
  8. MacNut macrumors Core

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    We don't even know if a 6e exists. If you want/need a new phone now just buy it.
     
  9. bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    If you can wait, it would be best.

    If the 6e does get announced before the 7, then you'll can decide between the 6e and 6s.

    By Oct, we will know more about the 7 and the 6s will be discounted $100. So win-win all around.

    If you cannot wait, then get the 6s.
     
  10. geta macrumors 6502a

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    i would wait till the new rumored 4" iPhone coming out, then you can make your decision which one is best for you.

    i would love to see iPod 6G sized iPhone with A9 and 2GB RAM...
     
  11. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Actually, the iPhone 5c's A6 chip was clocked-in at 1.3GHz, just like the iPhone 5's. However, the difference in speed between the 5s and 5/5c back then with iOS 7 was negligible (unlike the 6s and 6 with iOS 9). For the new 4" model, I am expecting an A9 chip but clocked down a bit, just like the iPod touch's A8 is clocked down 0.3GHz from the iPhone 6's.

    They can't include an A8 in the new 4" model because they would have to clock-it down like they did with the iPod touch, and that would just lead to equal performance to the A7, which would make no sense since the 5s is on its way out.
     
  12. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    I think you made a terrible mistake staying with the 4 for so long. 4S was a meh upgrade. 5 is a lot better tho, larger screen size, lighter weight and most importantly LTE. I would say LTE is vital for day to day life.

    Get the 6S and stop depriving yourself of the benefits. Unless you have tiny hands the size won't be an issue.
     
  13. Skika macrumors 68030

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    There is also a possibility they include the next gen A8 with 2GB of RAM. A8 still has plenty of power and they avoid the "making a phone with 1gb of RAM in 2016" line.
     
  14. iDanny26 macrumors regular

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    I bought a 6S after using a 4 on iOS 6 for years. It's been great ever since, I am more than happy with my purchase.
     
  15. Tycho24 macrumors 68020

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    In your case: 6S!!!
    Seriously..... do it.
    Obviously, you're someone not trapped in a yearly update mindset or anything; seems like you rock a phone pretty much until the wheels fall off, lol. So, treat yourself! A9 + 2gb, Siri, TouchID/ApplePay, Live Photos, etc. you are going to be a VERY happy camper, coming from the 4! =)
     
  16. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thank you, I'll be ordering my 64GB 6S today in black!
     

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