Will the iPhone 6 be able to smoothly run the latest games/apps for the next two years?

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  1. Dusterbob macrumors newbie

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    Just wondered as I was thinking about getting the iPhone 6 for christmas.
     
  2. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, given the change in RAM from the 6 to 6s, I'd be hesitant to buy a 6 as a phone to last a couple years.

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  3. firedept macrumors 603

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    I would not hesitate to go with a 6. It will handle the games without issue. As long as you only plan to have it 2 years. Just my suggestion. The 6 is a very good phone. Heck, Apple still sells the 5s.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Who's got a magic 8-ball around to ask?
     
  5. sirghost macrumors member

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    I did via this site and it said can not predict now, lol
     
  6. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    6s is more future proof. Rule of thumb, if you want to keep the phone for a while, get the latest one out to have mileage out of it.
     
  7. VertPin macrumors 6502

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    If you need one now, just go with the 6S. It happens to be a lot more durable, 2GB of RAM is necessary, and the camera is too good.
     
  8. Vicrooloo macrumors regular

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    Please go with the 6S instead of the 6. But to answer your question: Yes

    But bro, I can not overstate the 2 gigs of ram enough. It is a game changer for iOS users. There are people who say its not necessary but these people will come to like having those 2 gigs. Its like fighting against the combustible car when you are a carriage saleman. Or the pager to cellphone. Or the letter to telegraph. etc etc
     
  9. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    Apps keep getting bigger whole the OS keeps getting lighter. Graphics keep getting more demanding and content keeps getting richer. Go for the best you can afford at the moment.
     
  10. lyceumHQ macrumors 6502a

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    I had an iPhone 5 for three years. I just upgraded to a 6s.

    There was no app that the 5 couldn't run just fine. So I see absolutely no reason why the 6 won't run anything from the App Store for the next 2-3 plus years.

    But if you can stretch to the 6s then I'd suggest doing so, not that the 6 is a bad phone. Just that the extra gig of ram in the 6s will offer that bit more future proofing.
     
  11. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    I used an iPhone 4 for 3 years.. The 6 will probably be fine but if you have the cash just get the 6S.
     
  12. kamalds macrumors regular

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    I am darn sure Apple will deliberately make the iPhone 6 slow I next two years - just like they destroyed iPhone 4 with iOS 7 update.
     
  13. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    As others have said, it would be "fine," but, if you can afford it, the 6(S) would be better.

    Out of curiosity, what's your current device that you'd be upgrading from?
     
  14. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    That's a cool website. Now I can get all my questions answered. :D
     
  15. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    How would we know the details regarding future apps? We can't tell the future any better than you can.
     
  16. Dusterbob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    A 4S
     
  17. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Just my .02: if you're currently getting by with a 4(S), then you'll be fine with a 6, but if you've got the funds, get the (S).
     
  18. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    If you're happy with your 4s's performance now (after it's been on the market for 4 years), you'd likely be happy with the 6's performance in a couple of years. But I suspect you're not really able to run the "latest games/apps" on it, as mentioned in your title. Or are you?

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