iPhone 6(S)(+) Which phone to buy

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SteveManila1960, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. SteveManila1960 macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2019
    I have an iPhone 6, had it since new and am not a power user so it has been everything I have needed for 5 years. Had the battery replaced in December 2018 under the cheap deal Apple offered after the throttling back saga.

    However I usually work to my own rule that when Apple stops supporting a device with the latest software it is time to upgrade. iOS 13 is not supported for my phone.

    I don’t need the latest greatest or even a big display. So considering the 7, 6S and SE (think that is right it’s the phone with iPhone 5 body and iPhone 6S internals).

    Suggestions? Thank you.
  2. scottcampbell macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2017
    I like having my devices last a long time too. Having said that, buying a device like the 6S / SE that you mentioned is probably not the best move, as those will likely last you for one year. In this case I would go for the latest and greatest so that you can get a lot of mileage out of it, just like you did with the 6.
  3. myscrnnm macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    If you're coming from a 6, I would say the SE will seem like a downgrade in terms of comfort and screen size. I would recommend the 7 out of those options simply because it will have the longest usable lifespan as far as firmware updates are concerned. But what about a refurbished iPhone X? I would seriously take another look at it because I feel the future of iPhones will follow that form factor.
  4. MrWillie macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2010
    Starlite Starbrite Trailer Court
    I’m still using an 8+ running iOS 13. I don’t see myself getting a new one in the foreseeable future.
  5. apolloa macrumors G4

    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    I’d say iPhone 7 or 8. Will be an upgrade from the 6.
  6. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    People have got to get it out of their heads that newer iOS versions are somehow "supporting" older iPhones. In fact it's just the opposite. The number one reason people buy new iPhones is because these newer iOS versions that have (negligible/questionable/worthless) new features slowed their device to a crawl. How is that "supporting" a device?
    It sounds more like malware to me.
  7. Wide opeN macrumors 65816

    Wide opeN

    Aug 27, 2010
    You at least need to get the 8(+) so I you won't be in the same boat next year.
  8. ACB 123 macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2015
    If you want to get another five years out of a phone you'll have to get one of the newer ones or you'll just be back in the situation your in now. Next month new models will be coming out so price of the latest model now should be reduced.
  9. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015

    I would try the 8 or 8 plus route. Those phones are fast and will be supported for a few years. Also cheaper and with Touch ID if that is important to you.
  10. majkom macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
  11. leoshaun macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2019
    Crazy you'd consider the 6s, you'll be in the same position next year wanting to upgrade again. Get the X, still a great phone for a 2 year old phone. X is better than the XR imo even though its a newer phone and you can get it cheaper.
  12. cameljockey macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2012
    I’m using the SE and accidentally updated from 10.3 to 12.4 and it has ruined my phone. Slower, laggy and ruined the amazing battery life I had. From 7+ hours screen time to 2+ hours screen time. The updates only ruins the phone. You should always use the version it comes with and use the last Update untill a new iPhone comes then stop updating
  13. Relentless Power, Aug 14, 2019 at 8:19 AM
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2019 at 8:31 AM

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I’d opt for the iPhone 7. Unless you absolutely need the headphone jack, it’s the better of the two phones, as it includes water resistance, stereo speakers, haptic home button (Which is much more quick/responsive over the ‘push’ style button on the 6S).
  14. Bawstun macrumors 68000


    Jun 25, 2009
    Switch to Prepaid, get the iPhone 7 new from Straight Talk (at a Walmart) for $299, and get their $55 truly unlimited (no caps no throttles) 4G LTE plan and never look back. That is my advice.
  15. Susu01 macrumors newbie

    I have the same experience with my iPhone xs. Its only one month old and I already hate it after accidentally updating to 12.4. It started to stutter while scrolling and the battery life is horrible. Still going to update to ios 13, bc I really can't live with these problems. Hopefully ios 13 will fix the stutters.

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