When will ios update end for 6s plus?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by j2ee, May 11, 2017.

  1. j2ee Suspended

    j2ee

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2015
    #1
    I am thinking about using my wife 6s plus instead of buying a new phone. I wonder when will the ios update end for it and even end normally how long i can use it before a lot of apps not support that ios version? Anu security concern when there is no more update?
     
  2. Devyn89 macrumors regular

    Devyn89

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    #2
    iPhone 5 is still supported and that phone is 5 years old at this point so my guess is the 6s has another few solid years left.
     
  3. Ixon2001 macrumors member

    Ixon2001

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2017
    Location:
    Wigan UK
    #3
    My guess is maybe another 3 years out of it before it starts to slow down, & you will more likely have to get the battery replaced at some point if you intend on keeping it for a good while aswell.
     
  4. j2ee thread starter Suspended

    j2ee

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2015
    #4
    On average when does iphone battery start to have serious problem and time to replace?
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors G5

    Relentless Power

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2016
    #5
    You Could also use "Coconut battery" to help determine charge cycles and the overall health of the battery. Listed below are some more information on iPhone battery suggestions, tips and monitoring issues.


    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201412

    https://www.apple.com/batteries/why-lithium-ion/

    https://mac-how-to.gadgethacks.com/...-batteries-need-be-serviced-replaced-0163500/
     
  6. yegon macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    #6
    Absolutely ages yet. It's got 2gb ram so not only will it get updates for a while, it'll still likely run pretty well.

    As for battery, some people seem to think it's phone upgrade time when that starts to go. You know, you CAN get a new battery, blimey.

    I don't practise what I preach though, I upgrade yearly mostly. I love my 7 Plus but doubt I'll be able to resist whatever comes next.
     
  7. j2ee thread starter Suspended

    j2ee

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2015
    #7
    Is coconut battery an app?
     
  8. Ixon2001 macrumors member

    Ixon2001

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2017
    Location:
    Wigan UK
    #8
    You know when it's time to replace it when it hardly holds a charge anymore, also don't bother with cheap ebay knock off's take it to a Apple store pay the extra for a official battery.
     
  9. yegon macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    #9

    It's a Mac app that you run, you then connect your phone/iPad to Mac via usb, and et voila.
     
  10. j2ee thread starter Suspended

    j2ee

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2015
    #10
    I dont have mac computer
    --- Post Merged, May 12, 2017 ---
    Unofficial battery or installation can burn home i wouldnt take the risk
     
  11. electrostar375 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    #11
    This is a battery app which works well for me for battery health in regards to wear

    Battery Percentage: check device's runtimes by Hien Mai
    https://appsto.re/gb/qb6Ehb.i
     
  12. j2ee thread starter Suspended

    j2ee

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2015
  13. bufffilm macrumors 601

    bufffilm

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    #13
    At least 5 years of Apple support.

    So since the 6s/+ came out in 2015, it will be supported to 2020 (at least).
     
  14. hamiltonDSi, May 12, 2017
    Last edited: May 12, 2017

    hamiltonDSi macrumors 65832

    hamiltonDSi

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Location:
    Romania
    #14
    dude chill out and enjoy the phone.
    most likely you'll shatter it or get bored with it and get a new one before it breaks on it's own or stops receiving iOS updates.

    it's a great device just like u heard above and it will last for years.

    PS : Since 2007 I bought every new iPhone every year. Top model. Top tier.
    ...but for the first time this cycle I skipped the 7 Plus.
    I truly believe that the 6s Plus is one of Apple's best phones and it's still a king even with the 7 Plus on the market.

    I don't use a case, it looks like ****. Dropped it tens of times, still going strong.
    Also this is the launch day model, battery is at 333 cycles, 77.5% health.

    I'll upgrade this fall tho, that OLED iPhone [8, X, Edition, whatever] will be awesome.
     

    Attached Files:

  15. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Location:
    Phoenix • 85037
    #15
    I have to disagree. I think so far it's the iPhone 5. Which I happen to own by the way.

    Wow.

    Here is my September 26, 2015 iPhone 6s+. Not launch day, but launch weekend (6s/6s+ released on September 25, 2015)

    Not ever really dropped.
     

    Attached Files:

  16. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65832

    hamiltonDSi

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Location:
    Romania
    #16
    The iPhone 5 is no. 2 on my list, damn that Black & Slate was sexy.
    :p
     
  17. j2ee thread starter Suspended

    j2ee

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2015
    #17
    I use case and my v10 still looks 99% new.
     
  18. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Location:
    Phoenix • 85037
  19. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65832

    hamiltonDSi

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Location:
    Romania

Share This Page