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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    Yep 6s plus to probably the 7 plus here. Thought about the regular 7 since it now has OIS on the camera, but the increased battery of the plus will still be nice, and I use my phone as an offline GPS with Gaia for hiking so the larger screen would still be nice. For the next iPhone I'm hoping they can tone down the bezels a bit and get a larger screen in the smaller non-plus model. That would be the perfect setup.

    Before I was on iPhone I had a number of Android phones the last being the 2014 Moto X that had a 5.2" screen in a phone the same height as and just a couple mm wider than the non-plus iPhone. I thought it as a great screen size, and didn't want to lose 1/2" of screen space so I went with the Plus when I jumped ship to Apple.

    Anyway, yeah definitely upgrading. I'm on the Apple Upgrade Program so I figure why not
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    I think we're out of the major upgrade cycles. What, realistically can a new phone do besides upgrade the camera, the CPU, the antenna, battery life, and the display? Those are all incremental upgrades, not break out design innovations.

    Having said that, Yes, I'm getting the 7! LOL
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    Yes, I will be upgrading. Really excited about this cycle. For starters I am going to be giving my Mom my Space Gray 128gb iPhone 6s+ to replace her Samsung Galaxy s5 (there is always one in the family). Now the family group chat will be all iMessage and thats actually great for a lot of reasons. In the past my Mom wouldn't even get pictures sometimes.

    I am almost 95% sold on the iPhone 7+ jet black 128gb. A small part of me questions if the gloss will be a problem down the line. Of course scratches are gonna happen but I am worried about more than that. Overall though, I think the jet black actually speaks to the design that Apple wants to move towards..it almost looks like, from pictures at least, a glass back which I love! Will also be buying Airpods when they are available in October. Currently have Power Beats 2 and Bose QC35 (which are amazing). The airpods however I believe will be much better for phone calls and casual listening around the city.
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    Quote Originally Posted by tylerbarnhardt View Post
    Yes, I will be upgrading. Really excited about this cycle. For starters I am going to be giving my Mom my Space Gray 128gb iPhone 6s+ to replace her Samsung Galaxy s5 (there is always one in the family). Now the family group chat will be all iMessage and thats actually great for a lot of reasons. In the past my Mom wouldn't even get pictures sometimes.

    I am almost 95% sold on the iPhone 7+ jet black 128gb. A small part of me questions if the gloss will be a problem down the line. Of course scratches are gonna happen but I am worried about more than that. Overall though, I think the jet black actually speaks to the design that Apple wants to move towards..it almost looks like, from pictures at least, a glass back which I love! Will also be buying Airpods when they are available in October. Currently have Power Beats 2 and Bose QC35 (which are amazing). The airpods however I believe will be much better for phone calls and casual listening around the city.
    It's actually a highly polished anodized aluminum finish. Very sweet! Watch the manufacturing video on the apple website!
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    I really want to upgrade my 6S+ and I'm on the Apple upgrade program but I just can't find a good reason to upgrade. Don't take a lot of pictures and I don't listen to a lot of music on the phone , so what's the advantage? I may just uipgrade my watch and stay with this phone. Then next year I'll have a phone I can trade in.
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    I want to upgrade so badly. I have a 64 GB Space Gray iPhone 6 Plus that I pre-ordered on the first available day to do so (September 2014). My wife has the same phone ordered at the same time but only Gold in color instead of Space Gray. So, they're coming up on two-years-old.

    We did the math on upgrading to 128 GB 7 Pluses, since that is the equivalent model to our 64 GB 6 Pluses. I have had a 4, a 5, and a 6 Plus. My wife has had a 4s and then the 6 Plus (she had to keep the 4s a LONG time because we were waiting on our AT&T contract to end to let us switch to Verizon).

    Anyway, the two-year upgrade price for a Verizon iPhone 7 Plus 128 Gb is $419.00. Times that by two (one for me and one for my wife), and you get $820.00. Then, add AppleCare+, which I'd want for both, and you have another $240.00 or so. AppleCare+ is $129.00 per phone. That totals out to over ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS. What? That's the price my grandfather paid for my first car!

    If we do the Verizon payment plans, it's $36.20 per phone per month. Verizon will take $20 off the access charge for each of our phones if we do that, so that would take $40.00 off of our phone bill...but it would add around $80.00 right back to it, so we'd be paying a net difference of $40.00 more per month.

    If we do the iPhone Upgrade Program, it's $41.58 a month for a 128 GB 7 Plus. So, that would be an $83.00 bill to Apple each month.

    We have our first child on the way, and he is arriving in February. The money just isn't there for fun stuff like this anymore. I did an early upgrade to get my 4 and also got my 5 on release day, but I was younger and didn't feel as bad being frivolous with my money back then. Now, it hurts!

    I guess we will stick with our 6 Pluses until they don't work anymore.
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Yester View Post
    Current iPhone 6s Plus will be going to iPhone 7 Plus
    Same here.
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    I have the 6s now. I got it in December so I will probably wait til my bday in march and get the rose gold 7+
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    Quote Originally Posted by shadowboxer8 View Post
    If you have a 6S Plus there really isn't a whole lot of reasons for you to upgrade. I know If i have a 6S Plus I wouldn't upgrade to the 7 but that's just me. Like I said, the only reason I am upgrading is because my iphone 6 (4.7 inch) battery life is pretty bad and it barely lasts me a day before dying. I am getting the iphone 7 plus 128 GB but I wouldn't be upgrading again for a few years. As of right now I don't see myself buying a new iphone until iphone 9 or iphone 10 in 2020 or something like that ha.
    I'm updating mainly because I want a different color phone this year. I'm over the space gray. The cameras sold me too, especially since I want to take more pics.

    Everyone has different and valid reasons for upgrading. I can't wait to see all the pics and unboxings.
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    I have the 6plus but I have not had it for year yet. So I will wait for tenth anniversary phone next year. But I would upgrade if my phone was two years old.
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    Quote Originally Posted by firstborn80 View Post
    I'm updating mainly because I want a different color phone this year. I'm over the space gray. The cameras sold me too, especially since I want to take more pics.

    Everyone has different and valid reasons for upgrading. I can't wait to see all the pics and unboxings.
    Yeah I was debating whether to do it or not either. Mine is only a year old and my first iPhone. Then I looked at it as....I signed up on the upgrade program just in case there were some cool new things, either way my payment is still the same, so might as well do it.
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    I sold my iPhone the other day iPhone 6 Plus but my hold issue is that no head phone jack and the wireless don't even come in the packaging for the $740 plus price tag for the iPhone 7 Plus like come on and add even misery to my ordeal no wireless charging sigh
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    Debating whether to keep my iPhone 6 Plus for one more year, or go for the 7 Plus. My main concern (after cost) is the rumored switch to OLED screens coming next year. Definitely want to grab one of those ASAP.
    If I can swing the financial aspect, the optimum path would be new 7 Plus this year, followed by a new 7S (or 8) Plus next year.
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLegoJoker View Post
    I'm not upgrading because I traded my 6s plus in for a Note 7 and when I returned the note I didn't have a backup phone to use so I had to get something. Bought a new 6s plus and now I'm starting my year over. Looks like I'm in line for next year's model. So by trying to see how the other half lives I lost the year I had paid into my original 6s plus. Oh well. Live and learn.
    Can't you return it and pay a $35 restocking fee or whatever they charge to return it within 14 days? That way you can get the 7.
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    I am not seeing the value yet really, i picked up a 1 day old 6S plus 64gb 2 weeks ago for $700 and sold my 6S 16gb for $650, new was over $1300 here at the time, has dropped a bit now, was going to give it to my wife and sell her 6 plus 128 gb for $700, she doesn't care and is happy with her 6 plus, so its $714 upgrade just for me. This will be the first time since 5S i haven't pre ordered, might wait and see the reviews!!
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    I want the 7+ but debating on losing my Jailbreak from my 6S+




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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    Holding on to my rose gold 6s+ and getting the Series 2 watch. Will upgrade phone next year.
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    Quote Originally Posted by James Falconer View Post
    As I sit here, I have my trusty iPhone 6 Plus at my side. Seriously considering the upgrade to the iPhone 7 Plus. Anyone else out there with me?

    If so, what are the biggest concerns? Price? Or something more subjective like color choice?
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    Yes, I will be upgrading from the 6 Plus to the 7 Plus. Looking forward to it!
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    I am upgrading from a 6 Plus I use the apple upgrade program so I will always get the newest and either pay the orig off or turn it in.
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    I upgraded my 6s + to a 7+. I know a lot people are on the fence or say there isn't enough of a difference but for me it just really comes down to the resale money. Right now if I sell my 6s+ I'll get the most for it. If I wait another year or even a week to sell it the resale drops significantly so for me personally I'd rather just sell it now for the most I can get and roll that into the cost of a new phone. If I wait till next year my out of pocket expense will be much higher.
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    Quote Originally Posted by tech_fan View Post
    Can't you return it and pay a $35 restocking fee or whatever they charge to return it within 14 days? That way you can get the 7.
    Yes, but the problem is if I return the phone I don't have anything to use until late September/ early October. That's where I'm stuck. If we had a backup phone lying around, I'd be in great shape, but we traded all of those in last year when we upgraded our kids to iPhone 6s.
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    I'll be "upgrading" IF I win the 7 from contest they got going on (but how I wish it was the Plus model they are giving away!) I don't think I'll ever purchase any iPhone w/ my own money (except for the wife, happy wife=happy husband!).
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    NO, not anymore. Apple really dropped the ball on ordering, I am not paying their prices for a big wallop of stress in a shiny black package. I'm keeping my 6 Plus and when that falls apart, I'll be getting a Nexus.
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    Default Re: Anyone upgrading from iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Evilguppy View Post
    NO, not anymore. Apple really dropped the ball on ordering, I am not paying their prices for a big wallop of stress in a shiny black package. I'm keeping my 6 Plus and when that falls apart, I'll be getting a Nexus.
    If I was going to go Android, I'd totally get a Nexus. I just can't bring myself to make the switch. I tried to back when the Samsung Galaxy S3 came out and I hated it. I went back to iPhone and that's where I've stayed. But dang, the 7 Plus is the same price as my mortgage payment.
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