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Old 09-18-2015, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
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I am in need of a new phone, currently an Android user who wants to make the move to Apple. I have read up fully on the specs on the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6s, so I do know the differences. Right now the 6s would cost $100 more than the 6- so in your opinion, do you feel the 6s is worth the extra $100 for someone just jumping in like I will be? I'm not concerned about features like live picture or the new touch options, but I am not sure if the extra RAM and faster processor speed would make it worth the extra money.
I don't do gaming on my phone, I simply use it for email, web surfing, apps for message boards and news, and taking pictures.

I would plan to keep the phone at least 2 years, if not a bit longer before upgrading again. I don't mind NOT being cutting edge, but also don't want to find myself in a year being on a phone that is dog slow and unable to do what I want at a reasonable speed because it's so old- would I find myself in that position with the 6 since it's already a generation old now?
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Old 09-18-2015, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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but I am not sure if the extra RAM and faster processor speed would make it worth the extra money.
I think it would, because of how fast the internet is growing and changing, meaning the technical stuff.
That's what I would do, if I were planning to get a new iPhone now.
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:37 PM
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The 6 should be perfectly serviceable for the next few years if you want to save a little cash.
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Since you say you use your phone for pictures, I'd opt for the 6s as the camera is much improved. In 6 months you won't miss the extra $100.
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Old 09-21-2015, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Disagree Re: camera. Yea it might be a little better but there hasn't been a BAD camera in a an iPhone since the 4. The 6 takes great pics.
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:10 PM
 
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An iPhone 6 with 64gb. That will last a long time.
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:58 PM
 
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I have a 6 Plus 64 gigs. I'm a 5'4" woman with small hands. I looooove iPhones and everything Apple except for how BIG the 6 Plus is. I don't wear skinny pants and the phone sort of fits in most of my pants' pockets. I watch Netflix on it and love the storage capacity. I'm probably going to go to a 6S with Apple's upgrade plan because, for me, the 6 Plus is too bulky and big. I've had it for a year and I'm tired of how big it is.

If the size isn't an issue, go for it!!!
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:21 PM
 
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I have a 6 Plus 64 gigs. I'm a 5'4" woman with small hands. I looooove iPhones and everything Apple except for how BIG the 6 Plus is. I don't wear skinny pants and the phone sort of fits in most of my pants' pockets. I watch Netflix on it and love the storage capacity. I'm probably going to go to a 6S with Apple's upgrade plan because, for me, the 6 Plus is too bulky and big. I've had it for a year and I'm tired of how big it is.

If the size isn't an issue, go for it!!!
I upgraded to a 6 in January. I debated between a 6 plus with 16gb or 6 (standard) with 64gb. I debated for a while, finally I opted for a 6 with 64gb. I am glad I did.

I use an iPad Air 2. To me the 6 plus is comparable to an iPad mini.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:54 AM
 
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IMO, go with the s. The s models are always better and fix the bugs and features discovered in non s models.

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I would plan to keep the phone at least 2 years, if not a bit longer before upgrading again. I don't mind NOT being cutting edge, but also don't want to find myself in a year being on a phone that is dog slow and unable to do what I want at a reasonable speed because it's so old- would I find myself in that position with the 6 since it's already a generation old now?
That won't happen with an iPhone. The older iPhones (4?/5/5s) are still keeping up with flagship androids, albeit slightly slower.
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:26 PM
 
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Whichever phone you buy, just make sure you get as much memory as you can afford. Those with only 16gb have trouble when it comes time to update the software.
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