Any iphone 6 or 6+ users left?

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  1. TheForce

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    With the latest iOS updates, I have been observing longer and longer app launch times. As much as 10 seconds now. I have an iphone 6+ with 128GB size and 60GB free. But with each iOS update the phone gets slower and slower.

    Anyone else noticing the same? Might be time for me to lower my standards and make the move to iphone X or the new release this Fall.

    I really was holding out for an iphoneX that has a larger screen and hopefully 4K native, like my Sony android phone.
     
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    I haven't noticed my 6+ being that slow, although it is slow. I had the battery changed 3-4 months ago, which made a huge difference in its overall performance. It has taken to locking up a couple times in the past few weeks. Apple has priced themselves out of what I'm willing to pay for a phone. I bought a Moto G6 a couple weeks ago. Bigger screen, but smaller overall size than the 6+ and much faster than the 4 yr old 6+ for a quarter of the price of new iPhone. I may try the iOS 12 beta on it now and see if that helps any, as apple was claiming iOS 12 would be optimized to improve speed on older devices.
     
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    I also have a 6+. It is definitely slower. Sometimes it freezes up while using Pandora. There have been times where the touchscreen became totally unresponsive, and the only fix was a two button hard shutdown. So I fear losing the Home button.

    I plan to get the battery replaced soon. When does that reduced price battery replacement end?

    I plan to get a new phone this fall, to get bands 12 and 71. I’ll give my MiL this phone.

    I think you will get your wish.


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    My 6+ hasn't locked up yet. I was down to battery charge lasting about 5 hours, mostly on standby. I decided to change it with a new one for $20 for the kit, battery glue tape and a suction screen puller. It didn't take long to do but getting the old one out was difficult even with a heat gun. Two weeks after I did the battery swap, Apple came out with their new pricing. Anyway, I get 4 days on the new one now.
     
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    I’ve never gotten more than a couple of days on mine. I don’t mind charging every night, but this 2 and 3 times a day is for the pits.


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    Since the new battery, I'm at about 70% left most days unless I've been doing video or been online via LTE then I can get down to 45-55%. I still just plug it in at night before bed.

    I just put the iOS 12 public beta on it a little while ago. I can say apps do appear to be opening noticeably quicker.
     
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    Thanks. That's reassuring but I'll wait for official release. I've been a closed beta tester and even an alpha tester and always felt the need to do that work on an isolated system that would not interfere with my work or mission critical projects.

    To be clear, as to why I get 3-4 days on my iphone 6+ is because it sits in my belt holster pretty much all day long. I take phone calls and text messaging, monitor stock quotes, read my email and answer text and email with my watch. No, I don't "text" out email. The watch has a voice to text feature that works very well.

    My wife has a 5SE and she has started to complain about her battery but she uses hers for lots of facetime calls, pictures, and uploads to the icloud all the time because her phone has limited memory. I'd give her my 6+ but she doesn't like the larger size.
     
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    I still have my iPhone 6 and replaced the battery pretty soon after Apple announced the $20 program. My local Apple Store was able to do the repair while I wandered our mall and ran a few errands (like new car hunting). iOS 11.3 seemed snappier than 11.4 has been. I notice it mostly in the way certain apps don't give any feedback to a press, and so you wonder if you actually register the touch. Usually about the time I go in to press again is when it responds, and now I'm pressing something I don't want to do.

    It's too close to the new iPhone launch to replace my 6. It turned three in February! That's a record for a mobile phone for me! I don't think I'll get the iPhone XI (or whatever follows the X) but will probably settle for the $100 cheaper iPhone 8. If I can get the (product) red edition, so much the better...
     
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    Yesterday my 6+ would only charge to 99%.

    Today I found that last night’s charge stopped at 93%.

    Anyone ever see or hear of this?


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    I bought my 6 at the same time I bought the original Apple watch, the day it came out. Last year I upgraded to the watch 3 with cellular and love it's performance. So if I keep it for the next iphone X+ release it would be 3 and a half years old. Compared speed with my daughter's 6s and her's is definitely faster, about the same as my wife's 5SE.
     
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    Earlier today, my wife questioned my complaint of how slow my 6+ had become with Apple's latest iOS updates. So I said lets compare app launch time between my 6+ and her 5SE. She averaged 1.5 seconds, and I averaged 9 seconds. Now she is convinced. We both did a hard reboot to be sure both phones had nothing loaded. Her phone also has 16GB memory and mine is 128GB.
     
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    Gee, the last iOS update came out a couple of weeks back, and iPhone 6/6+ users who were doing okay are now seeing horrible response times... Good thing Apple is getting ready to unveil shiny new iPhones in three weeks, with speedy new A12 chips to speed things up again...

    The two things couldn't possibly be related, could they? ;)
    nah.....
     
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    As much as I like my Apple stock, I am certain your suspicions are accurate. Could be for technical reasons but my guess there was a little smirk on Tim Cook's face when his engineers probably said, But Tim, this is going to really cripple iphone 6 owners.


    I recognize technology increases mandates a hardware upgrade every so often. I was quite happy editing 3D video in 2K with 2 video clips on my 4 year old i7-950 4 core computer. But when I wanted to edit 360VR with 8 4K cameras it brought the system to its knees. So this year I built an i9-7980xi with a GTX1080Ti GPU system. Cost me a bundle. But I chose to do work that required it.

    The iphone 6 doesn't have to take the upgrades. But, it may not have the latest security features or other things. If I didn't want to participate, I could still use an older tech phone with the big buttons designed for senior citizens. My choice to want the latest bells and whistles, Apple watch with cellular, 4K camera with smart color balance HDR etc etc. It goes with the territory.

    So I sell 5 shares of Apple stock and buy the latest in a couple weeks! Shares that I bought ages ago and that's my justification for only paying $350 for a $1200 phone. :)
     
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    I'll wait for the real iPhone 10 not the X.
     
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    I reverted my 6+ back to iOS 11 from the iOS 12 beta. The phone seemed to be faster on 12 but I had some apps that would not work yet with it that I needed, so dropped back.

    May not matter. ATT has had problems in my area for 2 weeks now with no or little data service, texts not going thru and calls dropping or not going thru. Many complaints from customers in the neighborhoods around me too. I’ll probably have my number ported to my Project Fi phone next week and be done with it.
     
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    I'll keep my fingers crossed that iOS 12 breathes some new life into my 6, but I'm likely to pick up an iPhone 8 after the new iPhones are unveiled. I still like a true rectangular screen without notches and I am still a fan of the TouchID ?Pay. Unless Apple decides to add TouchID to the Apple logo on the back of the case (like the new Motorola X-clone P30 phone Motorola's New P30 Smartphone Blatantly Copies iPhone X) I'm being a fuddie-duddy and avoiding FaceID for now.
     
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    I don’t want Face ID either. My moto g6 keeps suggesting I set up face unlock. I prefer the fingerprint unlock which works instantly to lock and unlock the phone. Touch ID is kind of finicky on my 6+.

    I’ve no use for Apple Pay as no where I go regularly accepts it. I do have google pay set up but i don’t use it for purchases either, for the same reasons.

    Edit: I also don’t want the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone. That’s not conducive to how I pick up or hold a phone. Using the thumb on the front is perfect or I use the index finger when it’s in the stand on my desk.
     
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    I want the home and power keys. I’ve had mine lock up a few times recently, with Pandora. And maybe the BBC.

    If they do away with the buttons, there needs to be something other than the screen to force a hard restart.


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    Navy- I understand you use the volume up and volume down buttons and the power lock button to do a reset on the iphoneX. No screen touch required.

    Facial recognition is supposed to be 2 orders of magnitude more secure than finger print access. Works with Apple Pay and any 3rd party app that uses fingerprint recognition will automatically work with face recognition.

    Apple says the odds that someone else’s fingerprint will unlock Touch ID is 1 in 50,000, a pretty low number given there’s no way to test for that without trying. Apple says Face ID’s chance of another face matching is 1 in 1,000,000. But I experimented with fooling touch ID with a finger print copy and that gets past the security on the iphone 6+
     
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    Well, one less iPhone 6 user here.
     

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