Why would iPhone 6 users update to iOS 10?

MacSafe

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im wondering. Without 3D Touch, raise to wake..this version almost doesn't give me nothing but slow down performance and less battery life.
(As well as the remove of slide to unlock and battery info)

What do you think?
 
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oneshotpro

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im wondering. Without 3D Touch, raise to wake..this version almost doesn't give me nothing but slow down performance and less battery life.

What do you think?
you can delete most of the awful default apps at least.
 

C DM

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im wondering. Without 3D Touch, raise to wake..this version almost doesn't give me nothing but slow down performance and less battery life.

What do you think?
Except many don't find it slower and some find it faster/better.

As for why upgrade, that's up to you. iOS 10 features are known, if any are interesting to you, that might be reason to do it, if not, perhaps some apps or widgets that require iOS 10 might be interesting to you, if not, perhaps security updates might be, and if not those, then it's not like you need to update.
 

Jayson A

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iOS 10 is a speed demon on the iPhone 6. I can hardly tell a difference between my iPhone 6 and 7 based on performance only.

In fact, the iPhone 6 has a better app close animations. The iPhone 7 animations look funky.
 
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im wondering. Without 3D Touch, raise to wake..this version almost doesn't give me nothing but slow down performance and less battery life.

What do you think?
Map kit, sirikit, reworked notifications, iMessage, photos.

I would say there are enough reasons to upgrade, though most of them ultimately hinge on developer support.
 
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Beeplance

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Map kit, sirikit, reworked notifications, iMessage, photos.

I would say there are enough reasons to upgrade, though most of them ultimately hinge on developer support.
I don't think 'reworked notifications' would be one of the features that I would state to incentivise people to update to iOS 10.

As compared to iOS 9, the redesigned notifications--be it in the lockscreen or the notification center--are now bigger (read: takes up more screen real-estate), which means that you can see less content at one instance without scrolling. Also, the notification banners are also larger than before, taking up more space on the screen when it alerts you, potentially blocking more content. Clearly, iPhone 5, 5S and SE users would suffer the most from this on their 4" screens.

The iPhone 6 doesn't have 3D touch as well, so what is the difference then? The selling point of the new notifications is that you can 3D touch on them to interact.

Lastly, let's not forget that in iOS 10, you don't have the ability to group notifications in the notification center by app. I imagine for people who gets a lot of notifications daily would find this feature removal repulsive.
 
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C DM

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I don't think 'reworked notifications' would be one of the features that I would state to incentivise people to update to iOS 10.

As compared to iOS 9, the redesigned notifications--be it in the lockscreen or the notification center--are now bigger (read: takes up more screen real-estate), which means that you can see less content at one instance without scrolling. Also, the notification banners are also larger than before, taking up more space on the screen when it alerts you, potentially blocking more content. Clearly, iPhone 5, 5S and SE users would suffer the most from this on their 4" screens.

The iPhone 6 doesn't have 3D touch as well, so what is the difference then? The selling point of the new notifications is that you can 3D touch on them to interact.

Lastly, let's not forget that in iOS 10, you don't have the ability to group notifications in the notification center by app. I imagine for people who gets a lot of notifications daily would find this feature removal repulsive.
You can still get the same rich notifications without 3D Touch.

And while the notification grouping and sorting are gone (which isn't all that good), it does depend on how people are using them, as, for example, there are certainly those who had them set up as just coming in on their own based on time without app grouping or anything like that.
 
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h9826790

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im wondering. Without 3D Touch, raise to wake..this version almost doesn't give me nothing but slow down performance and less battery life.

What do you think?
It depends, I am still with my 6+, and very happy with iOS 10.

I am with 10.1 beta, the battery life is actually the best since I get my 6+. OS animation is smooth, at least the same as iOS 9 (if not better). In fact, Apple speed up the animation a bit in iOS 10, therefore, you may "feel" that's more smooth (but loading time is roughly the same indeed, that means, there may be a short "white screen time" after the animation).

I love the new HomeKit, that works well with my Apple Watch + Hue light.

I love the new ability to identify rubbish call with 3rd party apps installed. The 3rd party apps now can display the caller ID in the native phone app. Very very handy.

iOS 10 also allow me to use WatchOS 3, which is a significant upgrade for my Apple watch.

Of course, there is not no downside. Some apps not working in iOS 10, some ability is now missing. So, at the end, it's still very personal, and very depends on how you normally (or want to ) use the iPhone .
 

Math889

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iOS 10 is a speed demon on the iPhone 6. I can hardly tell a difference between my iPhone 6 and 7 based on performance only.

In fact, the iPhone 6 has a better app close animations. The iPhone 7 animations look funky.
Let see how it will perform on iOS 11 next year
 

Rok73

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im wondering. Without 3D Touch, raise to wake..this version almost doesn't give me nothing but slow down performance and less battery life.
(As well as the remove of slide to unlock and battery info)

What do you think?
Something's wrong on your side then. Performance on 6 is super fast and defo no changes on battery. My 6 is even connected to an Apple Watch.

Reset your phone, set it up as new and see if it changes something. Can't say anything about your battery status. There are tools to check that out.
 
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gwhizkids

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Have a 6 and am very happy with performance and battery life. Even happier with new features. Today section of Home Screen is very, very useful and will only become more so as more developers create interactive widgets.