Would the 6s+ be good for the next 2 years?

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  1. mustafu macrumors newbie

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    Just wondering...I wanted to get the phone with the most longevity over the next 2 years, and with iOS updates the way they are, I figured the 6s+ would be where it's at? Thoughts? Not opposed to an Android either.
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    A9, 2GB of RAM....I think you are easily good for the next 2 years. Unless a killer feature makes you want to upgrade, but from a spec standpoint you are fine.
     
  3. Black Magic macrumors 68000

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    I say 4 years. iPhone 5 still going strong and getting updates so I would say it's safe to say 4 years is a good benchmark for shelf life.
     
  4. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a

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    At least that long. The technology is pretty mature, and while new features continue to be added (Touch 3D, e.g.), they're not compelling enough to force you to upgrade immediately.
     
  5. predation macrumors 6502a

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    absolutely, unless Apple decides to pull a move and do a EOL lmao

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Pretty much all iPhones have been good for at least a couple of years.
     
  7. cwwilson macrumors 65816

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    Heck yeah it will. 2GB RAM, great 1080p screen, Apple Pay, 3D Touch, the cameras are more than adequate, plus the A9 is a beast. I'd say you're set for a couple years easily.
     
  8. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    3 - 4 years should be fine, the only issue would be the battery getting degraded over time.
     
  9. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. I just upgraded from a 6 to a 6S plus (after trying out a nexus 6P) for the reasons listed above. Everything is great on it and I'm glad I upgraded. I feel this phone will last me easily until the 7S, maybe even longer unless there's another feature I want.
     
  10. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure there has ever been an iPhone built that wasn't universally considered a "good" phone two years after release.

    I mean, it won't be considered the "best of the best", but it'll most definitely still be a "good" phone.
     
  11. Wahlstrm macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone with the longest life ahead is the 6s, the lower resolution will always keep it a bit faster than the +model.
     
  12. mustafu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are the cameras more than adequate? Surprisingly to me, the reviews I read indicated the 6s cameras were a let down. Android isn't even a consideration since it seems most devices are EOL'd 6months to a year after release software wise at least
     
  13. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I've never had as much faith in the future of a device as I do in the 6S+. Apple will have to wow me with the 7 to upgrade because they really wowed me with the 6s+ performance.
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    It depends on how discerning you are about your pictures. We take tons of pics of my son on nothing but a two 6s and one 6s plus devices. I find they are perfectly acceptable. Is there something better out there? I am sure there is. But the camera on this device isn;t anywhere near bad enough for me to want to look at other devices just for a better camera. There is something to be desired in very low light situations, but that is a scenario you will fall into with most cameras.

    Will the next iPhone have a better camera? Probably. It remains to be seen how much better. And even if it is better, I still couldn't call what we have today and now bad.
     
  14. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    It's negligible....
     
  15. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    2 years is a safe bet.

    The iPhone 6 Plus, on the other hand, with a 70% slower CPU and half the RAM, not so much.
     
  16. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    If I owned my iPhone 6 plus I would love to prove you wrong lol but alas I am leasing it and not worth leasing it for another 2 years to prove it :p granted I could pay $200 to keep it
     
  17. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Not worth buying it for $200 in my opinion, it's better to keep leasing the newer models and enjoy the new features.

    Anyhow, I say that about the iPhone 6 Plus because it is the first iPhone to be crippled by both a significantly slower CPU than its successor while at the same time have the same amount of RAM as its predecessor. When those two factors are combined, it's certainly not a good thing (this never happened to any other iPhone other than the 3G essentially being a plastic iPhone 2G with 3G capabilities).
     
  18. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't go more than 2 years personally cause the battery capacity wouldn't be the same anymore. But you should he safe for 2 years.
     
  19. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    oh yes i dont plan on upgrading in tell the iphone 7S or even the iphone 8S has the iphone 6S well do it for me more well over the 2 year
     
  20. Alexrat1996 Suspended

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    it work fine i have 6s plus waiting for the 7s plus 2017 i upgrade again
     
  21. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I truthfully didn't even have a good experience the one year I owned it. I can't imagine how miserable I'd be if that was the phone I still had. Most underlying iOS experience I've had to date. Even had the phone swapped out once. Same thing. Glad you're having a better experience.
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    Depends on usage, to be honest. I have a nearly four year old MacBook that still has over 90% of its original battery capacity. F you're draining your battery daily, chances are it will become a problem. My hand me down 4s lasted me a year (original) and my mom another two before we upgraded due to performance more than anything else. No battery issues, though I'm a much heavier user than she is.Battery replacement is $70 too, much cheaper than a new phone should that phone still serve all the user's needs.
     
  22. Gryfter macrumors 6502

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    Depends what kind of user you are. I know people who are still using the 5S and they're perfectly fine with it.
     
  23. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a

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    I have always bought the latest iphone on release date. But that may change now i have the 6s plus.
    I want to keep it for at least 2 years, if the battery gets bad i will get a new battery
     
  24. maflynn Moderator

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    My iPhone 6 plus is approaching 2 years and its still going strong, I can't see why a 6s plus won't last as long
     
  25. Ovedius macrumors 6502

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    I had an iPhone 5 since launch and it still works great.
    Bought a 6S+ only because I wanted something new and shiny.
     

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