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Topic # 240968 4-Oct-2018 12:26
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I am about to upgrade my 6 

 

Is the 8 plus worth the extra $200-$300 price difference?

 

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  Reply # 2101491 4-Oct-2018 13:05
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Wouldn't you be better to try and jump to the x?  Though if you're a 6 (not 6s) you're still making 4 jumps to an 8  I thought they were pretty similar in terms of CPU etc.  But the 8 didn't have a 128gb option.





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  Reply # 2101520 4-Oct-2018 13:41
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It pretty much comes down to how much storage you want,

 

Apple in its consummate slickness don't give you an "apples to apples" option ...  ha ha

 

you have

 

32GB 7+ $1069

 

64GB 8+ $1299

 

128GB 7+ 1269

 

256GB 8+ $1599


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2101586 4-Oct-2018 15:11
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with Apple (or anything really) it pays to buy the latest model you can to ensure the longest possible use. Given you still have a 6 one would assume you are not someone that updates regularly so having something supported for a long time would be of value to you, yes? . Why buy something that’s nearly obsolete? The camera in the 8 is amazing.




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  Reply # 2101590 4-Oct-2018 15:12
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I went from a 6+ to an 8+ 64gb and don't regret it.

 

I would have liked to try the X, but to be honest, the screen is too small (I really like the big display).

 

In a year or 2 I'll be going for the Xs+ or whatever they have then.

 

I saw the Xs+ in PB tech and I really like it, but $2100 is a lot for the base model.

 

Personally I would be going for the 8+ over the 7+ model as it's likely the 8+ will be supported a year longer than the 7+ so you'll get a bit more life out of it.
Thats the logic I look at anyway.


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  Reply # 2101597 4-Oct-2018 15:28
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scuwp: with Apple (or anything really) it pays to buy the latest model you can to ensure the longest possible use. Given you still have a 6 one would assume you are not someone that updates regularly so having something supported for a long time would be of value to you, yes? . Why buy something that’s nearly obsolete? The camera in the 8 is amazing.

 

 

 

The problem is that the battery possibly won't last the full life, so it will likely need an expensive repair to replace the battery after a few years. I just wish they had a cheaper way to replace it, rather than using a third party repairer. I tend to buy iphones that are a couple of generations old, because they are still fast, and last a few years due to ios support being 4-5 years now. Usually it is the battery that fails before anything else. Currently got the iphone 6s, which is a big step up from the 6, and still has headphone jack plus 3d touch. I would totally avoid the 7 for multiple reasons (it also isn't much faster than the 6s), and go for the 8 if buying new , although it is quite pricey when you compare it bang for buck with the XR, which is a new gen design and a year newer. 


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  Reply # 2101607 4-Oct-2018 16:05
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Same stuff. Get the 7 plus unless you need 4k at 60fps.




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