What iPhone cycle are you on?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nj-morris, May 14, 2015.

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What cycle are you on?

  1. Yearly upgrade

    28.1%
  2. Normal cycle

    31.7%
  3. S cycle

    13.7%
  4. C cycle

    0.7%
  5. 2 generations behind

    4.3%
  6. Random

    13.7%
  7. Disturbed (e.g. Switching from Android and back)

    1.4%
  8. New to iPhone

    0.7%
  9. Android

    2.9%
  10. Other

    2.9%
  1. nj-morris, May 14, 2015
    Last edited: May 14, 2015

    nj-morris macrumors 68000

    nj-morris

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    #1
    Just wondering when everybody upgrades their phones.

    Edit: By Android, I just mean not iPhone
     
  2. GAUG3 macrumors member

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  3. nj-morris thread starter macrumors 68000

    nj-morris

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    #3
    Oops. Didn't put an every 3/4 years option. Hope you like your new phone.
     
  4. alxz1194 macrumors member

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    #4
    Way too many options in this poll, was expecting "S or Normal"; the options for android users are kind of unnecessary for example. So far, I've upgraded from the 5S to the 6 and plan on holding off until the 7, so i guess moved to the "normal" cycle :D
     
  5. kupkakez macrumors 68000

    kupkakez

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    #5
    I'm typically yearly. I've had a 6 and 6+ on and off since September I just keep on going back to the 5c though. :mad:
     
  6. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    #6
    2009 - iPhone 3GS
    2010 - iPhone 4
    2012 - iPhone 5
    2014 - iPhone 6 Plus

    When I first got an iPhone 3GS in 2009 I was sold.

    Telecom provider offered a one-year early upgrade in 2010 so that's when I switched to the 'normal' cycle. The iPhone 4 was, for me, the most amazing iPhone upgrade ever: incredible hardware upgrades (Retina display, camera, etc.), big performance upgrades, amazing design and also big software enhancements (iOS 4 with multitasking).

    Actually considering switching back to the -S cycle, as the -S iPhones are definitely the most refined ones.

    I must also say, way too many poll options. "-S cycle", "regular cycle" and "yearly" (and perhaps "Switch between Android and iOS") are specific enough. :p
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

    Newtons Apple

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    #7
    I would upgrade my phone twice a year if Apple could keep up!
     
  8. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    #8
    When I bought the iPhone 5 I told myself that I would be content now that I have LTE and keep my phone for at least two years. I ended up buying the 5S and then the 6 the following year so from now on I've just accepted that I'm upgrading every year.
     
  9. *~Kim~* macrumors 6502

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    #9
    When I like the new offering and/or the old one is becoming a chore to use due to lag etc.


    I got a 4 in 2010 and upgraded to the 5s in 2013. I currently have no plans to change my phone and if it broke tomorrow, I'd get another 5s as I don't like the form factor of the 6/6+.
     
  10. EdMan macrumors 6502

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    I've been all over the board. I've went from original iPhone to 3G to 3Gs to 4s to 5 and now 6 and 6 Plus. I think I'm going to get rid of the Plus and get a 6s. Depending on how great the 7 is I may upgrade again or wait for the 7s. I'm starting to think the "S" may be the way to go now. The iPhone has become such a mature product I don't know if it's necessary to have every generation. I was sure glad I got the 4s over the 4 and 5s was definitely better than the 5.
     
  11. RRuxin macrumors newbie

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    #11
    I'm a sucker and upgrade every year. Unless the 6S Plus gives us something really exciting I may hold off this time.
     
  12. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    #12
    I'm not on a cycle.
    I replace my phone when it's inadequate or breaks.
    I expect my 6 to be adequate for more than 2 years.
     
  13. Nickpocalypse macrumors regular

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    #13
    Out of curiosity, do you always upgrade the iOS? Keep it on the iOS that came with it, or something in between?
     
  14. yui4 macrumors 6502

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    #14
    Usually every year but think I'm going to hold off until the 7+ as the 6+ does everything I need
     
  15. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    #15
    Normal 2 year cycle. The S cycle is definitely more refined, but on the normal cycle you get the latest and greatest with the modern design for two years. Now that I'm on AT&T NEXT, I may start upgrading every year by just paying off the remaining balance of my 6 Plus, then give it away to a family member(Giving the phone back to AT&T to upgrade after a year of paying payments is a ripoff, might as well just pay off the phone) then using the $0-down NEXT to upgrade again.
     
  16. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I have always been on the non-S cycle and have been happy to miss the incremental updates of the S models.
    However, the 6+ is such an unrefined phone that I'm going to have to get the 6S this year. I can't stand a whole 24 months with my stuttery reloading machine.
     
  17. Allin44 macrumors 6502

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    You could say the same thing about the S cycle. Those on the non-S cycle get the new look and feel. Those on the S cycle get the more refined, faster, smoother device.

    I can see the appeal of both, but I'll take the S cycle any day.
     
  18. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    #18
    1st gen: 3G: 3GS: 4: 4S: 5: 5S: 6 Plus

    Haven't owned a 5c
     
  19. yaboyac29 macrumors 6502a

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    i'm on the regular cycle, however, i will be updated to the 6S+ for more RAM.

    it's only a few hundred to upgrade (after you sell the 6+).
     
  20. sunking101 macrumors 603

    sunking101

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    Even by Apple prices, that's a lot of $$$ for 1GB of RAM.☺️
     
  21. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    #21
    On the tick cycle. Usually upgrade every 2 years.
     
  22. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    #22
    I only upgrade to get a desired feature, so it's a bit random, but I stick with iPhones.
     
  23. TechZeke, May 14, 2015
    Last edited: May 14, 2015

    TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    #23
    *I guess*, but faster is to be expected from every new generation. So for me, that's simply a default cost for not having the latest chipset, regardless of cycle. Also, my iPhone 5 was smooth, even on iOS 8. Although more refined, The only real practical difference the 5S had over my 5 had was really the touch ID.

    To each his own. Being stuck on the S Cycle and having to wait a whole year for the 5.5 display would irritate me a lot more than the seeing a 5S over my 5.
     
  24. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    #24
    I'm on the "use my iPhone till it no longer fulfils my needs which is usually when it looses iOS support. I'm on the 5 now and hopefully will get to late next year or the year after it with it.
     
  25. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    #25
    I upgrade iOS but usually not right away.
     

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