Upgrading from iPhone 6 to 7

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gren_patterson, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. gren_patterson macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2017
    Do you this it is worth to upgrade from a 6 to a 7?
  2. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Yes. The changes from those two iPhones are different with internal and external with many advancements. Depends on what you are seeking as well in upgrading.
  4. macTW Suspended

    Oct 17, 2016
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Same here.
    It was a great improvement.
  6. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
    I think going from a 6 to 6s or 7 is a very worthwhile upgrade for power users especially if you need multitasking regularly or are an avid smartphone photographer

    But if you just use your phone for calls, texts, some general web browsing then I would say no, as the 6 is just fine on iOS 10

    Personally I would upgrade but thats also because I'm a power user with my phones.
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    One other thing is the 7 Plus significantly faster than the 6s. In comparison, the iPhone 7 has less refreshes and is quicker in opening applications and multitasking.
  8. nordique, Jan 8, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2017

    nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
    When pushing the devices, i.e. processing a 4k video in iMovie, yes I agree with you - but these differences are not significant.

    Even when pushing the 6s today, it is still surprisingly fast and for general use I've found them (6s and 7) to be about the same speed on iOS 10 even when loading some heavier applications, or even faster on the 6s in some cases during *general* use (I believe this is most likely to be due to the A9 overall being faster than the low powered cores in the big.LITTLE architecture of the A10)

    I would still recommend the 6s as an alternative to the 7 if one wanted to upgrade the 6 for more speed since much of the specs between the 6s and 7 are either the same or marginally better, and there are additional features that may be subjectively advantageous to a consumer to pick one model or the other, like the headphone jack or cheaper price in the 6s vs water resistance or better speakers in the 7.

    Another thing the average consumer doesn't know is that the 32GB flash storage on the iPhone 7 or 7 plus is a lot slower than the 128GB models, the flash storage on the 32GB 7/7+ reads similarly to the 64GB iPhone 6s/6s Plus and also writes a lot slower, so perceived average speed differences will be identical on these devices or maybe even faster on the 6s/6s+. Not sure about the new 32GB iPhone 6s model though and how that compares. But if you are choosing which iPhone to buy over an older 6, and a 64GB 6s is available cheaper than a 32GB 7, then it might be helpful information for those people when choosing which phone to get, and if there are other things the 7 has that make it more attractive or worth the $ difference.
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Macrumors posted an article while back on the 128 Flash storage write speeds being faster than the base 32 GB models. From the user reviews using both the 32 GB and 128 GB, those with the 128 GB Flash stated the speed differences were marginal at best compared to the 32 GB. There might even have been a thread on it somewhere stating the results.

    I think for the difference in speeds to be more notable, would be user based on the iPhone is being utilized and to what extent. But I can't contest to the 128 GB model for any usage.
  10. gren_patterson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2017
    For me the biggest Problem is the battery.
    I can't work one day with it. Max 8hrs.

    I could buy a batterycase, but I don't like such a huge case.
  11. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    That is an excellent reason!

    I have the SE and the battery lasts me through the entire day with very, very high usage.

    But the screen is small ...
  12. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015
    Unless the removal of the 3.5mm jack is a real big thing for you then I would say yes upgrade. I had a 6 and now I have a 7 and it is much better in many regards. The 2gb's of RAM are a huge boost to the overall experience on iOS in my opinion. The se is a great phone as well. It too has the upgraded RAM and is cheaper. The 6s is still a great phone as well. That being said the processor in the 7 is faster and the 7 should be good for years to come.
  13. bopajuice Suspended


    Mar 22, 2016
    Dark side of the moon
    I upgraded from the 6 to the 7plus due to technical issues with my 6. I am happy with the larger screen, and find it to be a bit faster than my 6. Not that noticeable.

    I never experienced a "Wow" moment with the new phone. Not that big of a difference. I do appreciate the larger screen size though.

    The missing headphone jack is a bit of a pain. Wanted to plug into a few things on occasion but have to remember to bring the "dongle". I have experienced a few "oh crap I forgot the dongle" moments. I have a couple of music players and about three pairs of headphones. One being a pair of hi end Grado headphones. I do not have the need or desire to add another pair of (wireless) headphones to the mix at this point.

    Personally if your 6 is working fine, wait for the next model. Not worth the upgrade in my opinion.
  14. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    I don't think the storage speed difference between 32 GB and 64 GB would really be noticeable short of writing really large files to the device, and even then we are talking about some seconds that most won't find all that worthwhile of a difference given that most would likely rarely if ever even transfer that much data.
  15. gren_patterson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2017
    You could say "wait for the next one"
    But that's about 9months.
  16. janeauburn macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2015
    I second this opinion.

    Stay with the 6. The 7 is a hassle for not enough noticeable difference.
  17. gren_patterson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2017
    Problem is, that my battery is dead.
    So I changed it, bit didn't solved the problem.
    Ok, I bought a not original one. But the problem is the same as with the original one.
    I did a reset to factory settings and calibration. But no solution.

    Now I don't know what to do.
    Wait for the 8 and buy now a smart battery case or buy a 7 or 7+.
  18. decafjava macrumors 68040


    Feb 7, 2011
    HAHAHA no I just got the 7 plus and it's a massive upgrade from the 6.
  19. Nolander07 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2012
    My wife has a 6, I have a 7. You will notice quite a difference in speed, battery, and probably camera. The haptic feedback in iOS is pretty neat too. I personally love 3D Touch and use it all the time. Believe me, there is a noticeable difference between the 2.
  20. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014

    What about an iPhone 6s? It is probably cheaper second hand than the 7 is, and the performance gap is even smaller than the 6 and 7...especially for daily use.

    Sell your 6 and recoup what you can towards that phone. I don't think getting a 7 right now would be the best choice but it all depends on your budget and how long you're planning on keeping it. I think 6s and 7 should be comparable when it comes to software support if you plan on keeping your replacement for many years.
  21. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Of course there are differences, just the fact that one has double the RAM along with a faster and more powerful processor is enough of a difference between a 7 and a 6, and that's not talking about various other things like camera improvements, for example.
  22. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
    Just noticed this. Yeah that was what I was getting at with "pushing the devices"

    For daily use, it is not distinguishable. The thing I was getting at is that the 6s is a perfectly valid option; it is cheaper than the 7 for the OP to get, yet more comparable to the 7 than the 6 in terms of performance - so the 6s could be an option for the OP.
  23. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Well, you can say that they look similar, but they are certainly not "almost the same" in many other respects. As far as things go when it comes to stability and reliability then either one is essentially fine in that respect, with the newer one probably being somewhat better simply because it's newer and has more up-to-date components that are more powerful.
  24. CYKBC macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2014
    Won't make you taller. Won't make you stronger. Won't make you smarter.

    Will make you poorer.

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