Worth getting iPhone 6?

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  1. spesifikbrush, Dec 6, 2016
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    Edit: I am getting a 6s.

    I am thinking to get an iPhone 6 64gb for $470, with full accessories, no warranty. I really can't go up from that price. Just to point it out, iPhone 7 sells at minimum $930 here, more expensive than an iPad Pro cuz of taxes. I want to use it for 2 years, and since I like to update to the latest iOS, will it be able to stay good for 2 years? Is it worthed? I wanted to get 6s but I can't really go up from that price, even a bit.
     
  2. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Maybe it's just me but I would never spend that much money on a phone without any sort of warranty.
     
  3. spesifikbrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is really the cheapest to get here in my country. Translates to ₺1625, iPhone 6s 64gb is ₺2000. He says there's no tinkering or service done to the phone, that must mean that the phone is good.
     
  4. nickbarbs macrumors regular

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    You can download battery life from the app store and check the percentage of battery degradation that would be my only concern.

    I spent 440£ (558usd) on a iphone 6s plus 128 and it has 5.5% battery degradation and no damage. IPhones are the only second hand phone I would buy. You can get mobile phone insurance to cover anything going forward.
     
  5. spesifikbrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay I will do it! And what is mobile phone insurance?
     
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    How much is an iPhone 6S? Spending that much money on a 2+ year old phone sounds like a bad move to me. There are plenty of new phones in that price range I'd recommend over a 2 year old iPhone.
     
  8. spesifikbrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    Screen is too small.
    16-64gb goes around $570-650 here, used and not much warranty left. I can't go up to 64 for 6s, and 16 would be so less.
     
  9. anonymous guy macrumors 6502

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    If you have the chance, try eBay. You can find some newer phones with AppleCare+ warranty still valid because people are desperate to unload their slightly older devices to pay for iPhone 7 units.

    Other than that, the iPhone 6 is still a perfectly fine daily driver phone. It should see software updates for a few more years, since the iPhone 5 also received iOS 10 support. The iPhone 6 with iOS 10 is fine, but you do risk the possibility of software slowing down the hardware if you need to stay on the bleeding edge of software.
     
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    Some contract with carrier???
    I think that's to much for iPhone 6. He is still excellent and have some advantages but inferior to iPhone SE hardware. If you could find iPhone 6s for similar price than why not.
    Sometimes people who can afford want to change phone color fast and you can find good offers.
    Because all colors are great only Rose Gold is maybe not for males.
    To be honest I would rather go on iPhone 6s 16GB than iPhone 6 64GB and use only necessary things,
    with help of iCloud could be enough. There are some new USB 3.0 Flash memories for iPhone and iPad up to 128GB and could be used for longer travel if you listen music or similar.
    Mostly could serve to people with iPhone Plus with bigger screen.

    I had same problem with price of iPhone SE 64GB... 16GB was 275 euro with my carrier and 64GB is almost 400 euro. That's completely different thing and good offer is immediately not so good.
    Than I risk with 16GB.
     
  12. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    Best to avoid the iPhone 6 since it's too risky. It may end up costing you $470 + recurring $149. Better to go with the 6S.

    https://ifixit.org/blog/8309/iphone-6-plus-gray-flicker-touch-death/

    http://ifixit.org/blog/8576/apple-responds-touch-disease/
     
  13. spesifikbrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think I'm gonna wait and get a non-used 6s. And btw, I can't use Ebay or or Amazon or anything else that is outside of my country, we have so BS smart phone laws.
     
  14. Vlada011 macrumors member

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    iPhone S-pecial Series is always better. With iPhone 6 difference was really big. Like new series.
    Maybe because Apple want to reward customers because bend problem and everything.
    And customers get more RAM, better Camera and new CPU, that mean and new better GPU and new alu alloy.

    I wait to price of iPhone 6s drop with my carrier and than I found iPhone SE for almost half money.
    Don't look much specification, iPhone 6s will be good investment and for 12 months. Manufacturers of Androird go with hard specification to compensate attractivness of iPhone. At the end you get small poor version of PC with severals flaws characteristic for Androids. It's hard to become familiar with them no matter on specification with constant feeling that you paid more than worth...
    Only bad thing is because price of iPhone drop VERY SLOW.
    It's same for all good things, and for Intel processors example, after 2-3 years people still get good price for used models.

    I'm new owner of iPhone and problem is because I constantly know everything about him and I knew that he is better than Androids and worth money only somehow I didn't had courage to pay more for cell phone... Apple or Androids. But when I bought first this is revalation.
     
  15. spesifikbrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    You are right, 6s has everything changed inside, like they said. I was just too excited to get an iPhone, I might as well wait for like 2 more months to get even an iPhone 7.
     
  16. Vlada011 macrumors member

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    That would be great... When you start to use him and discover him little more you will see it's right thing.
    iPhone 6 is excellent for owners but difference with iPhone 6s is too big to someone pay now such price.
    In my country iPhone 6 is cheaper than iPhone SE. I told you 4 very important and big differences.
    Upgrade from iPhone 6 to iPhone 6s have maybe even more sense than upgrade from 6s to 7.
    Because of that you should check more often different offers, used phones, carriers and you will find better offer.
    Even iPhone 6s 32GB will not make you problem with space if you save most important things.
    Both are nice Space Grey and Silver. Silver model have white edges on front but there are some screen protectors with black top and bottom. Example Moshi iVisor or similar, and Silver could be great. For me nicest are
    iPhone 7 Matte Black and iPhone 7 Plus Silver.
     
  17. spesifikbrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    Last question, do you think 16gb will be enough? I listen to music on Spotify, don't take much photos (I use iCloud too) and don't even play games. But I am just sceptical about the future.
     
  18. Talukdar macrumors member

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    Don't you see the risk of spending the money where is no warranty? If anything goes wrong after buying it, you will be doomed. So it seems better to spend a few more to buy 7 or 7s.
     
  19. Vlada011 macrumors member

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    If you have laptop or computer than I think 16GB is enough for people who don't need games or movies.
    Better is 32GB. Some people with bigger screens iPad or iPhone Plus hold some USB Flash devices as SanDisk iXpand drive with them. On them you can hold some very important pictures or copies of some documents, etc.
    I have iPhone SE 16GB. I would bought 32GB but not exist and 64GB price look completely different.
    iPhone 7 Matte Black 32GB could be perfect for my need. :)
     
  20. spesifikbrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I have a MBP and an iPad. I made some calculations with the apps I will download, 12gb the 16gb model gives is enough for me. I carry my iPad with me everyday to college anyways.
     
  21. anonymous guy macrumors 6502

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    Keep in mind you do not get the advertised amount of storage out of the box, since a partition of the space is used for OS and other various preinstalled files. You will approximately have:
    • 128GB: approx. 114GiB
    • 64GB: approx. 56.5GiB
    • 32GB: approx. 27.5GiB
    • 16GB: approx. 11.5GiB
    If you live on the edge of remaining storage you will always hit warnings when taking images or video or installing updates for apps.
     
  22. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    Check out the battery on that phone. It probably has multiple hundreds of cycles and only capably of being charged to 60 or 65 percent of design capacity. Just plug it into a computer with coconut battery installed and it will tell you everything you need.
     
  23. spesifikbrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know about that. Thanks anyways.
    I will check it. It still has warranty, can I change its battery eith the warranty after getting that? Worst case scenario, can I pay Apple to change the battery?
     
  24. Vlada011 macrumors member

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    32GB is real deal for people who don't need some extra application.
    16GB is really low but can serve only as phone, for main applications and some pictures.
    I didn't had other option for below 300... 390euro was iPhone SE 64GB and now iPhone 7 32GB is available for 550-560 euro.
    He should be target for everybody over carrier.
    Now when I know how great iPhone I would pay 550 euro on 24 months.
    But now I need to wait for new deal. :I
     
  25. spesifikbrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    16 will be enough for me, I always manage my storage.
     

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