Why would iPhone 6 users update to iOS 10?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by MacSafe, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. MacSafe, Oct 8, 2016
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    MacSafe macrumors regular

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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?
     
  2. oneshotpro Suspended

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    you can delete most of the awful default apps at least.
     
  3. gottan macrumors newbie

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    You delete the icons but not the app.
     
  4. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    iPhone 6 works perfectly on IOS 10, plus extra features, of course it's worth updating.
     
  5. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

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  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    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.
     
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  8. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  9. Abazigal macrumors 604

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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.
     
  10. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    I use iphone 6 and its been great, no daily bugs. Worst thing is definitively the removal of slide unlock and that ugly control center on 2 pages
     
  11. Oliverhay macrumors member

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    I think the home screen change is annoying without 3D Touch. However, you'll have to update eventually as apps won't work after a while ect...
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    CallKit
     
  13. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Missed that, thanks for the call out.
     
  14. Beeplance macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    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.
     
  16. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    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 .
     
  17. Math889 macrumors 65816

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    Let see how it will perform on iOS 11 next year
     
  18. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    I believe a lot of those iPhone 6 users will get the new iPhone 8.
     
  19. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  20. Math889 macrumors 65816

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    O
    or maybe not
     
  21. Gmerdude macrumors 6502

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    I believe they would not I believe apple will crumble and blu will take over apple
     
  22. decafjava macrumors 68000

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    o_O


    Ah ok, you're joking.
     
  23. Peter Franks macrumors 65816

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    It's not done wonders for 5S owners either. A backwards step in Email
     
  24. Gusher macrumors newbie

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    My 5S runs very smooth on IOS 10. I really like it.
     
  25. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

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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.
     

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