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I have that iPhone bug again... iPhone 6/6+

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I have that iPhone bug again... iPhone 6/6+

I guess I am in the market again to have an iOS product. Last year around May 2014, I snagged an iPhone 5S factory unlocked for a good price. I kept it till October and I sure enjoyed it.

However, I am looking to pick up an iPhone again, and not sure which one I want. Of course it all depends on the classified pricing, etc.

1) iPhone 6 - I am not looking at the 16GB. I believe that 16GB is very limited for me. Therefore I prefer the 64GB. The 128GB is just overkill, and hence that option is ruled out.

2) iPhone 6 Plus - Looking at the 64GB.

Both phones I am looking either at a Bell locked unit or a factory unlocked unit.

What do you guys suggest I go with, and if so what's the value of these iPhones that are out for sale? I was leaning more towards the 6 Plus because of the bigger screen. Don't like a phone that's less than 5" heh :razz:

For reference, I found an iPhone 6 Plus 64GB gold, carrier unlocked for $950: new-iphone-6-plus-64gb-gold-unlocked-1718811/

Are prices different based on the color of the iPhone?

Thanks guys!
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Prices are the same for different colours when bought at retail or through the carriers, but if you are buying grey market I suppose some will be more popular. So many people use cases on them these days I don't think it really matters what colour you pick.

I'd probably say to go with the 6+. It's too big for me, but the couple of guys I know that switched to iOS this year because of the bigger display went with the 6+. They look at my 6 as tiny. If you are coming from a big phone, might as well stay there.
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Directly from Apple Canada:

64GB iPhone 6 Plus factory unlocked: $1,099.00+tax

Same phone, bought using Apple Employee/Supplier discount: $1,077.00+tax
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ceredon wrote: Prices are the same for different colours when bought at retail or through the carriers, but if you are buying grey market I suppose some will be more popular. So many people use cases on them these days I don't think it really matters what colour you pick.

I'd probably say to go with the 6+. It's too big for me, but the couple of guys I know that switched to iOS this year because of the bigger display went with the 6+. They look at my 6 as tiny. If you are coming from a big phone, might as well stay there.
Thanks. Wait, "grey market", as in the shady market? Or as in the grey iPhones? Just wanted to make sure we are on the same page here :razz:

Ya I have tried out the 6+ in stores before, and I prefer the size compared to the 6. I just love how smooth the iOS is on the 6/6+. That and the added security/encryptions you can throw on there.
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nickscott wrote: Directly from Apple Canada:

64GB iPhone 6 Plus factory unlocked: $1,099.00+tax

Same phone, bought using Apple Employee/Supplier discount: $1,077.00+tax
I saw, but I thought I'd save some $ and taxes if I bought used or new via RFD. Of course I'll do my due diligence when buying from RFD.
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why pay $950 for 64Gb? you can get 128Gb for $950 lbnib-iphone-6-plus-128-gigs-unlocked-1727727/
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djemzine wrote: Thanks. Wait, "grey market", as in the shady market? Or as in the grey iPhones? Just wanted to make sure we are on the same page here :razz:

Ya I have tried out the 6+ in stores before, and I prefer the size compared to the 6. I just love how smooth the iOS is on the 6/6+. That and the added security/encryptions you can throw on there.
Grey market as in any unauthorized seller. So, RFD members, kijiji, the guy in the back alley, etc. After market basically.
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Keigotw wrote: why pay $950 for 64Gb? you can get 128Gb for $950 lbnib-iphone-6-plus-128-gigs-unlocked-1727727/
Nice find! I don't mind the warranty expiring in October.
ceredon wrote: Grey market as in any unauthorized seller. So, RFD members, kijiji, the guy in the back alley, etc. After market basically.
Ah gotcha. Hopefully an RFD member does not pull a scam on here, albeit their BST feedback.
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djemzine wrote: Ya that's not helpful at all...
=P.

I rather drive to pick up from a border UPS store then to risk a blacklist phone.
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taro-chan wrote: =P.

I rather drive to pick up from a border UPS store then to risk a blacklist phone.
Lol, well I am not driving that far just to avoid the risk. I may as well buy new from Bell or the Apple store locally :razz:

Factor in gas + time + border traffic lol.
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wow what happened to your Z3?

Anyway go for the 6 Plus. I love large screen on my Nexus 6. It is just awesome.
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djemzine wrote: Factor in gas + time + border traffic lol.
Who cares about gas cost and time etc when you are spending a grand on a cell phone! :)
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I would just wait until fall and get the 6s/6s+ with 2 GB RAM. The 6/6+ most likely represents the last version of the iPhone to include only 1 GB RAM. It has been the 5, 5s, and now 6/6+. That's 3 years' worth of phone releases. And yes, it does make a difference (in some usage). Furthermore, with future iOS upgrades, 1 GB RAM will become more and more limiting.

Why do I think the 6s/6s+ will have 2 GB RAM? Because Apple is already going that direction. The iPad Air 2 has 2 GB RAM, and that came out in 2014.

Mind you, if you only keep your iPhones for a year, it probably won't matter much, depending on your usage pattern with apps (particularly Safari).
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b166er1337 wrote: wow what happened to your Z3?

Anyway go for the 6 Plus. I love large screen on my Nexus 6. It is just awesome.
Still have the Z3, but I always have an iPhone bug each year. I've used a 3GS, 4, 4S, 5S in the past lol.
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djemzine wrote: Still have the Z3, but I always have an iPhone bug each year. I've used a 3GS, 4, 4S, 5S in the past lol.
ha... I agree wait for the 6S Plus if you are going to buy it unlocked anyway. All the rumours pointed out to 2GB RAM, 12MP camera.

6 Plus shares a very similar internal to 5S but has a much higher screen resolution to work with. Performance wise it takes a small hit: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1880517
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BTW, I find the 6 plus ridiculously big and awkward, but then again I have pretty small hands.
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i recently switched back to iphone myself, after using LG G3 for a little bit. i opted for the 6+ because the size isn't an issue for me and the battery life is awesome.
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I'd go for the 6+ just for the battery life alone, unless you find it awfully awkward to hold and use.
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