Your last iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by unibility, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. unibility macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2012
    Will there be a time when you will keep your current iPhone and not upgrade due to your current hardware limitations. i.e. desktop or laptop?

    Though I have the 1st gen. MacBook Pro 15" TouchBar, I sync all my content on the late 2013 MacPro. As newer iPhones comes to light the OS software version keeps getting higher and higher to the point where your iPhone will not be compatible or sync.

    And it cost to much to keep buying new Macs just to keep up with your new iPhone.

    What would do?
  2. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2015
    Macs get support for longer than iPhones do, so I sincerely doubt this will be a problem. Your 2013 Mac Pro will be good until at least 2020, and iTunes itself should be good for updates for even longer than that even if Apple won't allow the Mac Pro's OS to be updated any longer.

    For reference, my office computer is a 2008 Mac Pro - I'm stuck on 2-year-old El Capitan (curses, Apple) but it still has the newest version of iTunes and will sync/recognize my phone just fine.
  3. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
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  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    It's hard to associate iPhones with iMacs or MacBooks. I think everyone upgrades their devices differently based on their needs and what they actually want. But given Apples longevity and support, the iPhone is upgraded more often then the MacBook. Especially given the price points.
  5. valinda macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2015
    Virginia Beach, VA
    My iPhone 7 plus will not sync to my 07 or 08 iMac.
  6. TravisPNW macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2017
    Renton, WA
    Ain't worried about none of that. I built myself a beast of a PC earlier this year... I'll be good for a while.
  7. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2011
    My iPad Pro (1st Gen) is still powerful and I intend on pushing it to the limit (between 5-10 Years). My iPhone 7 Plus will continue to live until FaceID is adopted by the majority of the banking/finance apps, Apple Online Store app...etc.

    Personally It's difficult to push the iPhone to the limit since it is still lacking some hardware and software that is found on my Note8 such as Split-Screen multitasking and Apple Pencil integration. (Very disappointed that it was not included with the 8 Plus and X). Once Apple adds both features, I will gladly take that iPhone to it's grave.
  8. pullfocus macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2009
    LA, CA

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  9. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
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    Too busy using it to donate. Maybe later…! ;)
  10. jagolden macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2002
    6S Plus. Super great phone, especially using iOS 12.
    Love my new XS Max, but for some reason the 6s+ was special.
    I like to use my phone camera. Things are getting more complicated there. I use a couple of different camera apps.

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