1. yungboi's Avatar
    So I'm trading my 5s 16gb for a 6 16gb plus I'm adding $220 is that a good deal?

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    12-28-2014 02:15 PM
  2. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I'm not a fan of 16gb any device, but I think it's a good deal. The question is "are you happy with the deal?"....That's all that matters
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    12-28-2014 02:23 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Not in my opinion, but it's not my device. An iPhone 6 is $199 on contract. What is the going price of the 5S if you were to sell it on eBay, etcetera? Also, are the carriers still allowing customers to trade in their current iPhone models to off-set the cost of a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus?
    12-28-2014 02:25 PM
  4. yungboi's Avatar
    I wish it was more gigs but 16gb will do I just want the iPhone 6


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    12-28-2014 02:25 PM
  5. yungboi's Avatar
    To trade in with my phone they want $440 with my phone traded in


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    12-28-2014 02:26 PM
  6. Flow39's Avatar
    Seems like a good deal to me, but like Spencer said, 16 GB IMO, isn't enough.
    12-28-2014 05:01 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    16 gb is plenty for most people. Not people here though. Most don't have 100+ apps and big apps like Pages and huge game apps. Most don't keep tons of music on their phone. I've been using the 16 gb iP 5 for 16 months and have 4 gb available. It's all what one wants to do on their phone. My Wife has a 32 gb iP 5c, and has only used 4 gb of storage space. 16 gb may not be enough for you. But it's Apple's best seller. And most think it's enough. I want more space myself. But my wife, like many others, would never need more space.


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    12-28-2014 06:22 PM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    16 gb is plenty for most people. Not people here though. Most don't have 100+ apps and big apps like Pages and huge game apps. Most don't keep tons of music on their phone. I've been using the 16 gb iP 5 for 16 months and have 4 gb available. It's all what one wants to do on their phone. My Wife has a 32 gb iP 5c, and has only used 4 gb of storage space. 16 gb may not be enough for you. But it's Apple's best seller. And most think it's enough. I want more space myself. But my wife, like many others, would never need more space.


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    Humm, I disagree. I think once upon a time 16gb was good, but not now. Consumers are keeping more and more "stuff" on their mobile devices than ever before. Sure, most of the Mobile Nations members tend to go overboard and use their devices like hobbies, and have everything including the kitchen sink on their smart phones, but so does everyone else nowadays. Just the other day my Pastor upgraded his 16gb 5s to a 64gb 5s (he liked the looks of the 5s better than the 6).
    As Smartphones get smarter, so do we and how we store information. It's not just music and apps, address books have more than just phone numbers now, lots of people save text messages, photos, videos, ectera, ectera..... A 16gb device might seem good for some, because they don't realize how much GB they will use over the course of a smartphones life until its to late. Just my. 02 cents
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    12-28-2014 07:03 PM
  9. mumfoau's Avatar
    I think it's a fair trade! The cost of a 16gb 6 is about 650 plus tax so closer to 700. In my area, the 16gb 5S is going for around 300 or so. For me, a 5S (300) plus 220 is cheaper than buying a 6 off contract. Before trading my 16gb 6 and 60 bucks for a factory unlocked 16gb 6 plus, I'd gotten my 6 (with a crack in the upper corner of the glass) in exchange for a 5S and 160 bucks. That's equivalent to 460 then I paid 110 to get the screen fixed. That's 570 for a 6 that would've cost me 700 since I'm locked in for the next 2 years!


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    Last edited by mumfoau; 12-29-2014 at 09:22 AM.
    12-28-2014 08:20 PM
  10. Premium1's Avatar
    Not in my opinion, but it's not my device. An iPhone 6 is $199 on contract. What is the going price of the 5S if you were to sell it on eBay, etcetera? Also, are the carriers still allowing customers to trade in their current iPhone models to off-set the cost of a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus?
    Most likely they don't have an upgrade. 5s on ebay are going for around $250ish and 6 are still going for hundreds more. So its a pretty solid deal, the OP actually probably saving some money this way.
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    12-29-2014 10:35 PM
  11. mumfoau's Avatar
    Most likely they don't have an upgrade. 5s on ebay are going for around $250ish and 6 are still going for hundreds more. So its a pretty solid deal, the OP actually probably saving some money this way.
    Saving a couple hundred bucks easily


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    12-29-2014 10:37 PM
  12. Premium1's Avatar
    Humm, I disagree. I think once upon a time 16gb was good, but not now. Consumers are keeping more and more "stuff" on their mobile devices than ever before. Sure, most of the Mobile Nations members tend to go overboard and use their devices like hobbies, and have everything including the kitchen sink on their smart phones, but so does everyone else nowadays. Just the other day my Pastor upgraded his 16gb 5s to a 64gb 5s (he liked the looks of the 5s better than the 6).
    As Smartphones get smarter, so do we and how we store information. It's not just music and apps, address books have more than just phone numbers now, lots of people save text messages, photos, videos, ectera, ectera..... A 16gb device might seem good for some, because they don't realize how much GB they will use over the course of a smartphones life until its to late. Just my. 02 cents
    Not to mention not everyone is on unlimited data, so using the cloud isn't always the best choice, not to mention if you happen to be somewhere of poor service, the cloud is a poor replacement for physical on device. It was nice apple going 64gb instead of 32, but they should just get rid of 16gb altogether and if nothing else since they need to charge more, add $50 making 32gb the base model.
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    12-29-2014 10:38 PM
  13. TripleOne's Avatar
    It's a good deal if you're fine with a 16gb model. I would suggest paying the extra to get a 64gb, but that's me.


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    12-29-2014 10:50 PM
  14. yungboi's Avatar
    I did the deal and I'm glad I did. I really like the 6. Only thing is I couldn't fit all my music on it but that's fine bcuz I never listened to all the songs I had anyways. I still have 2.9gb available.


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    12-29-2014 11:45 PM
  15. taz323's Avatar
    Congrats, enjoy.
    12-30-2014 12:01 AM
  16. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Not to mention not everyone is on unlimited data, so using the cloud isn't always the best choice, not to mention if you happen to be somewhere of poor service, the cloud is a poor replacement for physical on device. It was nice apple going 64gb instead of 32, but they should just get rid of 16gb altogether and if nothing else since they need to charge more, add $50 making 32gb the base model.
    It's marketing. Many people wouldn't want the 16GB and by making 64 the next option instead of 32 more people are more likely to spend the extra $100.
    12-30-2014 12:13 AM
  17. violetjune's Avatar
    I did the deal and I'm glad I did. I really like the 6. Only thing is I couldn't fit all my music on it but that's fine bcuz I never listened to all the songs I had anyways. I still have 2.9gb available.


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    Have you thought about itunes match for $25 a year for your music and also using Dropbox for storing pictures. They work great for a 16gb iPhone.
    12-30-2014 02:02 AM
  18. yungboi's Avatar
    Have you thought about itunes match for $25 a year for your music and also using Dropbox for storing pictures. They work great for a 16gb iPhone.
    I use Dropbox already but ITunes Match I never used that or heard about it. I just looked it up but I don't really get how it works. Can I store all my music from my pc onto and and save space on my phone and still be able to listen to music from the music app?


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    12-30-2014 04:53 AM
  19. violetjune's Avatar
    I use Dropbox already but ITunes Match I never used that or heard about it. I just looked it up but I don't really get how it works. Can I store all my music from my pc onto and and save space on my phone and still be able to listen to music from the music app?


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    Yes that's how it works. It's all accessed from your music app. My daughter used it because she had a 16gb iphone. It's well worth $25 a year. Just research it and see if it's for you
    Good luck
    12-30-2014 11:12 AM
  20. Premium1's Avatar
    It's marketing. Many people wouldn't want the 16GB and by making 64 the next option instead of 32 more people are more likely to spend the extra $100.
    Exactly. Even charging $50 more and making 32gb the base, they still would make lots of $$ (not like Apple doesn't already overcharge and is hurting for the $$)


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    12-30-2014 12:03 PM
  21. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Most likely they don't have an upgrade. 5s on ebay are going for around $250ish and 6 are still going for hundreds more. So its a pretty solid deal, the OP actually probably saving some money this way.
    Understood. Thanks.
    12-30-2014 12:06 PM
  22. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I did the deal and I'm glad I did. I really like the 6. Only thing is I couldn't fit all my music on it but that's fine bcuz I never listened to all the songs I had anyways. I still have 2.9gb available.


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    ConGrats on your new iPhone 6....ENJOY
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    12-30-2014 12:06 PM
  23. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I did the deal and I'm glad I did. I really like the 6. Only thing is I couldn't fit all my music on it but that's fine bcuz I never listened to all the songs I had anyways. I still have 2.9gb available.


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    Thanks for the update, and I'm glad you're pleased. Take care and enjoy your new iPhone.
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    12-30-2014 12:08 PM
  24. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    16 gb is plenty for most people. Not people here though. Most don't have 100+ apps and big apps like Pages and huge game apps. Most don't keep tons of music on their phone. I've been using the 16 gb iP 5 for 16 months and have 4 gb available. It's all what one wants to do on their phone. My Wife has a 32 gb iP 5c, and has only used 4 gb of storage space. 16 gb may not be enough for you. But it's Apple's best seller. And most think it's enough. I want more space myself. But my wife, like many others, would never need more space.


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    16GB is not plenty for most people. A lot of people are actively managing the storage on their iPhones. They're constantly deleting stuff to make space, and many of them couldn't even upgrade to iOS 8 OTA because they didn't have enough free space on their device to take the OTA.

    There's a difference between "this is totally fine" and "I'll slug it out."

    You don't need 100 Apps. Apps have Caches and Data Stores, so even far fewer apps than 100 can eventually lead to storage issues unless you're actively managing the storage, which is what a lot of people do. They recently did a survey/poll of iPhone users in I think the UK and that's pretty much what I got from it.

    "Can't afford more storage/bigger SKU/newer model so I'll just slug it out and put in the extra effort to make it work."

    Apps are simply too heavy, content is heavy. A lot of people are moving from CDs and DVDs to digital media. People are taking a lot more photos and videos with their devices. Graphics are getting higher resolution which requires more space, etc.

    16GB was great from about 2010 to about 2013 but really in this day and age base SKU for a flagship smart device really should be 32GB.

    Apple didn't set 32GB as the base SKU because they weren't about to increase the base price of the iPhone by $100 as that would steer buyers away. Instead, they kept 16GB there and basically built a free extra storage SKU upgrade in the second tier by going to 64 instead of 32.

    Setting 32GB as the base SKU for the same price as a 16 was before would mean customers that typically paid EXTRA for more storage would drop down in price bracket and simply stick with the new, cheaper (for them) base SKU of 32GB. It means Apple would lose money.

    By doing it this way, the people who are inclined to pay more STILL pay more, and even more people are urged to pay more because "no brainer," and most people who have had a smartphone for more than a year or two know how terrible it is to be stuck with 16GB non-expandable storage (which is really more like 10-11GB after Formatting and Stock FW takes its cut of the storage).

    It's actually a really good strategy on Apple's part, Lol.

    Flagship devices like the Galaxy Note (for example) series moved to 32GB base storage SKU last device generation.
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    12-30-2014 12:58 PM
  25. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Humm, I disagree. I think once upon a time 16gb was good, but not now. Consumers are keeping more and more "stuff" on their mobile devices than ever before. Sure, most of the Mobile Nations members tend to go overboard and use their devices like hobbies, and have everything including the kitchen sink on their smart phones, but so does everyone else nowadays. Just the other day my Pastor upgraded his 16gb 5s to a 64gb 5s (he liked the looks of the 5s better than the 6).
    As Smartphones get smarter, so do we and how we store information. It's not just music and apps, address books have more than just phone numbers now, lots of people save text messages, photos, videos, ectera, ectera..... A 16gb device might seem good for some, because they don't realize how much GB they will use over the course of a smartphones life until its to late. Just my. 02 cents
    You're still looking at it from the fanboy/geek point of view. Most iPhone users have never been to a forum. They aren't like us. They have their 30 or 40 downloaded apps, 600 photos and 2 or 3 gigs of music, and they're happy. They will have 3 to 5 gb available. The problem with the 16 gb phone is not users needing more space for their stuff, it's having room for the huge OS updates. People have to delete stuff just to update. That's why, IMO, the base model should start at 32 gb. But even then, there would be those like us who will max out 128 gb and still need to delete stuff to update. LOL. 256 gb anyone?


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