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macrumors 604
Original poster
Mar 11, 2013
I was just curious who was going to skip the iPhone 7 be issue they're still happy with their 6/6+?

I was just thinking about how 2016 is the year I upgrade to stay off of the S model and my contract is up blah blah. Then I realized that I'm still extremely happy with my iPhone 6 and still enjoy using it. Then I wondered what the point of upgrading was!

I'm actually more excited for new iPads with Pencil support!


macrumors member
May 26, 2014
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
My 6+ still has superb battery life, tasking on the phone is pretty flawless, maybe a little lag but all in all I don't anticipate any problems until perhaps the next iteration of IOS.
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macrumors Penryn
Aug 31, 2011
I miss my 6+. I have the 6s+ now and it's nice, but I really did like my 6+.

But we ported out and I had to turn it in. Will be going to the 7 next year to get back on track as the 'S' model upgrade track is not the one I like to be on.


macrumors 6502
Jun 7, 2010
No way will I not upgrade, unless that headphone-less thing turns out to be true and Apple doesn't make some concession; include an adaptor, at least.

As far as my iPhone 6, though, I love it. I'm still impressed by it's design and hope Apple sticks with the foundation.


macrumors regular
Feb 17, 2015
I only upgrade on the number models never the s models that come out my 6+is still working fine battery life is good yes it gets a little laggy sometimes still takes great photos all in all I'm perfectly happy with my6+....


macrumors member
Jun 25, 2013
Chicago / Northwest, IN
I'm happy with my 6 except that I seem to not be able to get one that doesn't have SOME kind of screen defect or other issue... Went through 5 last year before getting one "good enough" and then the home button started doing that crunching thing... So I started the game again this year and apparently the crappy QC on the displays hasn't changed. First two had dead pixels, the third had uneven enough backlighting that I thought my eyes were going wonky, and the 4th had dust under the screen as well as it being loose around the lock/volume buttons. number 5 has two specks of dust around the battery indicator that aren't really easy to see unless I look closely, so I think I will call it "good enough" even though that sort of thing drives me insane. Everything else is fine on it.
My mom has a 6 purchased in April that doesn't have any dead pixels, has pretty even backlighting, and not even a speck of dust under the display. I wish I could get one like that.


macrumors 65816
Aug 24, 2013
I'm just curious how anyone misses the iPhone 6+. To me the 6s Plus is superior in every single way.

I understand that you can get attached to a phone especially if you've had it for a year or so. I was attached to my 5s when I moved from it to my iPhone 6 last year. I missed it but I realized the 6 was superior to the 5s...


macrumors Penryn
Aug 31, 2011
I'm just curious how anyone misses the iPhone 6+. To me the 6s Plus is superior in every single way.

I understand that you can get attached to a phone especially if you've had it for a year or so. I was attached to my 5s when I moved from it to my iPhone 6 last year. I missed it but I realized the 6 was superior to the 5s...
I prefer the numbered models because this is usually when Apple changes the look of the phone. It's been argued here that the 'S' model is the improvement on the numbered model. That may or may not be true, but I prefer the aesthetics of the numbered models.

And, call me shallow, but when I get the 7 next year it will be evident that I have the 7 and not a 6 or 6s. If I still had my 6, someone would actually have to look at the back of my phone to definitevely be able to say that it was a 6 and NOT a 6s.

If Apple keeps with the same process with the 7 as they have with the 4, 5 and 6 then when the 7s comes out no one will be able to know without close inspection that I don't have a 7s.

Yeah, I'm shallow that way. But I live with my phone for more than two years usually so, oh well. ;)


macrumors 68000
Aug 20, 2014
I'm doing fine with my regular 6 in space gray I have now. However, it's only 16GB so it will be annoying every so often. I already can't hold all my photos and videos and I only have about 600-700 items. I don't like iCloud's Optimize Storage setting for iCPL because I have to use data to load videos or photos and yeah. Sometimes I'd want to show someone a video but I had bad signal (Verizon) so the video wouldn't buffer. I had to switch iCloud accounts and reupload everything but video to the new iCPL because I simply didn't have enough space for it, I had like 2-3 gigs of video.

This phone also really could have done with 2GB of RAM. Especially the 6 Plus. Apple should've put 2GB of RAM into EVERY 64-bit device from the beginning. They needed it back on the less RAM hungry iOS 7, and they still need it even more so on iOS 9.

Anyway, I want to get off the number cycle and onto the "S" cycle. The S cycle seems to be what the original was meant to be, it just couldn't be done due to time constraints.

Next phone will be an iPhone 7S Plus 64GB if the storage config is still the same then. If Apple ever goes to 32/64/128 (or what if they did 32/128/256???) I will get the 32GB. I just can't do 16GB. Planning on getting whatever the black faced one is. All planned out except for how I'm going to purchase it. I DO NOT want to stay on Verizon (looking at T-Mobile) but I don't want to dive headfirst into a new carrier without knowing the coverage first. Problem about having a 6 is I don't have band 12 to fully get a taste for T-Mobile. Ideally I would get the phone outright then it wouldn't matter but I don't know if I will be able to (want to) spent $900.
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macrumors regular
Mar 28, 2015
Have a 6s plus .. Will either go for the 7s or 8.. Very happy with my current one so don't think I will part it for another 2-3 years
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macrumors 6502
May 21, 2014
Waiting for next year iPhone refresh to see what new things it brings for now. Tempted to get 6s+ but I'm completely fine with 6+ still. Excellent battery life and great screen. It barely stutters anymore with 9.2 update and what little stutters I still see are negligible in my opinion.

I use my phone all the time but most of the stuff I do are browsing, texting, and a little bit of gaming and refreshes don't bother me as much. I do have an iPad Air 2 which barely refreshes and it's super fast, very impressive; I can see how 6s models are superior based on that experience. It's just not enough to win me over from 6+. I do care about aesthetics more than functions as well, so being on numbered cycles fit me.


macrumors regular
Sep 17, 2011
My 6 Plus is still pretty awesome. 9.1 was terrible but 9.2 changed my phone for the better. It was an awesome software upgrade for me. Tasking is lightning fast and moving around the OS is really fluid. I've been an android guy since 2008 and I've had an iPhone 4 and 4s I used sparingly. The 6 Plus I've had since launch with no plans on changing for awhile.
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macrumors G3
Oct 18, 2011
I used to be on every cycle since the 3G but I skipped the 5 and 5S (I hated it) and went for 6+ and now currently 6S Plus. But I plan on going to the S cycles. I will likely skip the 7 and wait for the 7S series. I don't consider a huge upgrade from S to numbered. Just a redesign.


macrumors 6502
Jun 7, 2009
Still completely satisfied by my 6. Not even considering upgrade options at this point. The 7 will have to have something remarkable to get me to give it up.

I've never skipped more than one generation, but that's what I'm leaning toward.


macrumors 6502
Sep 13, 2011
Just went from a 6 to a 6s plus, and I'll probably get the 7 plus when it comes out. With 3 lines for the family now, I finally have the chance to get myself a new phone every year ..


macrumors 601
Feb 7, 2011
I'm still more than happy with my iPhone 6 (128 GB) - a bit rocky from some of the ios updates but running fine currently.


macrumors 6502
Mar 4, 2010
Happy with my 6 64gb. It's 10 months old and doing great as its still on 8.3 :) which is super smooth and with the original music app :)


macrumors member
Aug 16, 2015
I hated my iPhone 6 Plus ever since I updated to iOS 9 so my friend sold me his mint rose gold iPhone 6s Plus 64 Gb
So much happier 2 Gb ram needed


macrumors 68020
Sep 26, 2014
Just upgraded from a iPhone 6 to a 6s, mainly because of wanting to switch carriers due to signal issues and the deal verizon had this weekend. Anyway, the 6s seems a little faster but in all honesty I'm not really impressed with the 6s, as not much seems different. if the only thing that has changed is everything, we must live a boring life. I dont see it. Sure I like the 6s but it is just not way ahead of the 6 in my opinion. Have both sitting in front of me right now.


Jun 28, 2015
Western Hemisphere
My iPhone 6 Plus is a decent model that does what I need reasonably well.

Good enough that for the first time ever, I'm choosing to stay with the old model, taking a break from fattening Apple's bottom line further.

They don't need the money and I don’t need their phone


macrumors 603
Apr 11, 2014
The six plus was my favorite iPhone although I spend the most time using my six s.

Had to dump the plus because it got SLOW


macrumors 68030
Jul 16, 2013
The Netherlands
Still really love my iPhone 6 128GB which I got on launch day .

I do want to try the 6 Plus some time though because of its gorgeous screen and awesome battery life. Don't really care for the S model, but it might be easier to sell when the 7 comes out. S models tend to retain their value better.


Apr 10, 2011
A friend I know said she wanted the 5S rather than the 6/6S Plus... she said it was because the 6/6S Plus was too big. The 5S was good at the time.
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