You Can't show off the 6s or 6s Plus

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheRealAlex, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    Why do we get a new phone every year ? Heres a hint its not because you Need one. Its not doing anything significantly different.

    (and if you get a new one every 2 years this does not apply to you)

    So why do we get a new phone every year ?

    Its social filter, you flaunt it, its new bling, you get a new swagger. same way people with alot of tattoos hang out with people with alot of tattoos. Or people show off new Jordans or a nice designer suit. Ladies you know you drool over new handbags to flaunt.

    Its your way of telling people, hey my phone is the best and newest you can buy.

    Unfortunately, you can't do that with the new 6s or 6s Plus (they look the same as last years)unless its Pink.

    I think its Apple's way of pranking people.
     
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I think you're pranking us; there's no way you're serious. There can't be--for the sake of humanity.
     
  3. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I don't think he is pranking us, I think you are being sarcastic. Obviously the iPhone 6 is sufficient. I know he is right (to an extent) because there are people on this board who bought the Rose Gold for that very reason... which in itself is lol worthy.
     
  4. flur macrumors 68000

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    He's totally pranking us. We all know it's dudes that drool over handbags.
     
  5. aesc80 macrumors 6502

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    The Real Alex would know that you're not buying a phone to show off. You'd be one bad simpleton if you buy a phone simply for status. Buy the phone because you enjoy the product for yourself. Otherwise, you'd never be happy unless someone begged for your attention simply for material. Get your Armani Exchange wearing, BMW driving, shallow booty outta here! :p
     
  6. lagwagon Suspended

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    Are you just figuring out now that the "s" model doesn't change the design? The 3gs, 4s and 5s say hi.

    "Its not doing anything significantly different."

    Uhhh Siri in the 4s, Touch ID in the 5s, 3D Touch in the 6s. Those are all significant. (I forget what the 3gs brought other than speed, was it new cellular chips?)

    If you're upgrading just for looks and not function, you're doing it wrong.
     
  7. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Consider cost benefit analysis of the S line. Apple has enough hurdles to overcome in engineering the S line. They are also concerned about profits. So it is not a prank in the slightest, but believe too that Apple is engineering the 7 before the 6S even comes out. It is a balance between ensuring profits and managing its engineering capacity.
     
  8. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Just wear a shirt that says "It's an iPhone 6S @#@$%*"
     
  9. Cryates macrumors 6502a

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    The fact it has 2GB of RAM is enough for me to ditch my 6 Plus and upgrade.
     
  10. Supermallet, Sep 16, 2015
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    Supermallet macrumors 65816

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    Joke's on you Alex (if that's even your real name)! I live in a cave and don't interact with anyone in real life, so status means nothing to me! Muahahaha!
     
  11. fisherman188 macrumors member

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    Wow look at that "status" you put in your signature block for the world to see. Must be a simpleton.
     
  12. aesc80 macrumors 6502

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    A simpleton that likes the Apple infrastructure for its integration across the board. If you're offended, well ... tough. I'm not going to get hurt like OP here.
     
  13. Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

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    I don't buy it. For one, the software leaves you in the dust if you don't upgrade every TWO years or so. This is nothing new. In the heyday of desktop computers you'd be lucky to get three years out of a box before it was rendered largely useless by new software supporting dramatically faster and more sophisticated hardware (See Moore's Law.) The exact same thing is happening with "phones" right now, which are actually palm-top super computers. It won't be long before an iPhone bests current desktops. They're already inconceivably more powerful than my first two Macs (a Mac Plus and a Quadra 475.)

    For another, virtually no one I know CARES what phone you have, let alone whether or not it's the latest version of said phone. Granted, that's anecdotal evidence but I do think that iPhone as status symbol is largely a thing of the past.
     
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  15. JustMadeThisNameUp macrumors regular

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    If I had known how easy it was going to be to get a Rose Gold when the pre-orders went live I would have for two reasons. First because I'm partial to pink phones. Most of my phones have been pink and I'd like to be able to do it again in the future. Secondly from what little I've seen the new colors seem to be in high demand which means resale value is slightly higher.

    Every color we get we get because we have to live with it and it's the color we look at most often. If you're worried someone sees you with a new Rose Gold colored iPhone 6s versus a Silver then you may feel free to continue to worry about it while the rest of the population uses their phones for something useful.
     
  16. Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

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    Finally. A rational comment.
     
  17. Serickmetz macrumors 6502

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    He's a troll, guys. He has other troll threads out there. The serious replies are fueling his laughs, lol.
     
  18. aesc80 macrumors 6502

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    At least it was straight to the point. :p
     
  19. Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

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    Actually...

    In my case, as a graphic artist, I always buy displays with black bezels. White makes the screen look washed out (to my eye.) Black isolates the screen more and doesn't interfere with the eye's perception of black depth in the image. Laptop, desktop, iPad and iPhone all have black bezels in my case.

    Personally, I wish they made a deep blue or maroon colored case with a black bezel.
     
  20. Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

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    Maybe. Trolls thrive on chaos. Serious replies aren't chaotic.
     
  21. JustMadeThisNameUp macrumors regular

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    When I got my first smart phone (iPhone 5s) it was right after we had upgraded our desktop computer. It was criminally obsolete. Single core cpu, either 1 or 2 gigs of ram (that's a generous estimate though), 32 gigs of storage, it ran XP. Then we upgraded to a more base-line system. Windows 7, 4 gigs of ram, dual core, nothing special but typical.

    It amazed me that I had bought a phone that outclassed my previous computer in many ways and ran circles around it. Not even considering that I could use it to take pictures or use GPS with it, but the fact that I could easily edit photos with it or watch YouTube Videos with ease let alone HD videos. It's still astounding to me. My girlfriend's iPad Air 2 smokes my desktop.
     
  22. bigchrisfgb macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately there are people out there who are insecure enough that they need to buy the latest iPhone to show it off, most people will buy it because they want it though.
     
  23. lagwagon Suspended

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    Black bezels are actually only good for editing. White is better for viewing. Just ask any respected top magazine editor or anyone who professionally looks at or judges images all day long for lots of money (again top of the industry people) This mostly applies to the actual software than bezels. But on something small like an iPhone, the bezel colour applies.

    They all say the same. Black is best while editing and white is best for viewing. This is why all professional editing software like Photoshop, Lightroom use dark UI's. Even Photos app in OS X swap to black UI when you enter the edit mode for this reason. Same applies to video editing.
     
  24. ToddH macrumors 6502a

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    Upgrading to a new iPhone is not much different than using Facebook! Both ways you're saying hey look at me look what I'm doing look what I have look, look, look! When in reality as you are boasting your new equipment, new whatever, nobody is really going to care. Most likely that person that you're trying to show your new phone off to has a new one of their own and is probably not paying attention to you anyway because they are trying to show off their's and you'll just have dueling showoffs LOL. You should be more concerned about using your new device rather than showing it off. If you want to show it off just get a dead unit that doesn't power on that you can flash around and show others. Me, I'm upgrading but I'm not worried about showing it off. I'll be using mine, taking photographs, and doing everything I possibly can with it and not caring what other people think and whether I've upgraded or not. If you're trying to show your phone off that much, you're probably insecure and don't have very many friends.
     

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