Worth going from 6S Plus to 7 Plus?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jyyz, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. jyyz macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2014
    Hi all:

    Interested in hearing from anyone with a 6S Plus that has moved to the 7 Plus.

    I have a 6S Plus which has been my favourite iPhone yet. Still happy with it a year out from having picked it up. There are a few things about the 7 Plus that are appealing: most notably the new camera set up.

    Curious to hear from anyone that has been using a 6S Plus and has moved up to the 7 Plus. I have a 7 Plus on order, but have been on the fence, and keep debating cancelling the order and keeping what I have.

  2. edlex macrumors 68000


    Apr 14, 2010
    I did it more for the new larger battery and cameras. Other than that, it feels just like my old 6S+.
  3. maleficent86 macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2014
    Yes, I was wondering the same thing too. I feel like it might be best to wait for the iPhone 8 Plus for use 6S Plus owners
  4. jyyz thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2014
    I want to buy it, just don't want to fork over all that cash and regret it.
  5. J4B3 macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2012
    Gamma Quadrant
    Assuming you trade-in or sell your 6S+ and pay $300-400 out of pocket, is it worth is for:

    1. Water resistance
    2. New black color
    3. Stereo speakers
    4. Optical zoom
    5. [negative] loss of headphone jack

    Otherwise it will feel exactly the same.

    Some say it's worth it, some say no.

    I'm going for it, because I'm actually surprised at how well the 6S held its resale value. I think all these leasing programs really helped those who sell it themselves; there are just less phones on the market.
  6. jyyz thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2014
    I don't care about the headphones: I have a great pair of Bluetooth ones already. I have a buyer for my 6S Plus $750, but this new one is still $600 above that unlocked. I've pretty much always sold the old model to get the new. With the price increases past few years it's not as clear a choice. In the old days you'd sell an iPhone, upgrade to a new, and make money in the process from the sale of the old one.
  7. unglued macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2016
    Don't do it. Keep the 6S Plus it has lots of processing power and wait for next years model. Comparison benchmark lab testings against the 7 Plus are already pouring out and the 6S Plus is holding out very strong including quicker boot times.
  8. vishalc macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2014
  9. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    No way unless you are Some type of Phtography Student or professional Youtuber
  10. NorthSeaBeach macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2014
    The Hague
    Ofcourse not. But if you can afford it go for it.
  11. Decimotox macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2013
    You always have 14 days to return it. There are some good new features. Worth it to give it a shot.
  12. jyyz thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2014
    I can, but it's just at the point where you question it. Doesn't help that the 6S Plus is actually the best iPhone I've ever had. (3G was good, 3GS was bad, 4 was really good, 5 hands down absolute worst iPhone ever, 6 decent but underpowered.)
  13. sawah macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2010
    I have a 6s. I'm upgrading. Water resistance and a new camera on the 7 plus. I'd like to have a larger screen. Probably keep that for two years unless next year blows me away.
  14. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

    Feb 4, 2011
    I'm actually on the lookout for a slim case that has the appearance of an iPhone 7 for um my friend. Cheap upgrade
  15. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    You want it now because it's shiny and new and it's fun to get the hot new item. Make yourself wait a week and see if you still want it. I bet you won't.
  16. NorthSeaBeach macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2014
    The Hague
    Well I'm holding off to next years version. Not that impressed tbh. Just not enough of an upgrade to part with my cash.

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