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Thread: iPhone 6+: keep or trade-in/up

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    iPhone 6+: keep or trade-in/up
    Hi Everybody!

    My 6+ hasn’t quite the history of being dropped, although most of those were in a decent case.
    Possibly the worst that has happened was running through a downpour to my car, drip-scrambling in, and reaching to charge my nearly dead phone to find only an empty pocket. I looked back over the parking lot and spot it, face down, white case spattering massive drops of water. I opened my door and the rain became ping-pong ball hail. Fortunately, I parked under a tree, so there was only injury, no insult.
    The hail spattered on the blacktop battering my ears for about three minutes.
    Then it stopped. Suddenly, the sun.
    I retrieved my phone from an inch of water running across the parking lot.
    Took it home & took it apart as much as I dared, then buried it in a sealed Pyrex with a bunch of silica packs for four days.
    Everything worked fine, except Siri, with whom I rarely spoke, anyhow. Seems odd, because calls work fine & I can record with a variety of apps.
    Next strike was the horrible update # xx.xxxx that made our batteries go haywire and overheat: I have yet to replace mine.
    One recent drop cracked the screen, which I had replaced at a non-Mac related store because A) my wife had hers done there with no issues, B & C) it was about $50 less than the awful Simply Mac store in the local mall. It was not a stellar job & has slowly degraded over the past year.


    A more recent drop cracked the screen again.

    The question is, expert community members, do I trade in this poor old thing, or do I try to squeeze in an appointment at a real Mac store while I’m on vacation to have the battery replaced and a new screen installed?

    I’m into the screen for $100.00. Another screen + battery = $300.00-ish.

    That would be $400-ish vs a trade-in for whatever I’d get for that.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks tons!
    Thane

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    Welcome to our forums.

    You need a new phone. Yours has undergone quite a bit and simply is not worth spending any more money on repairing. I doubt you'll get much on a trade in but you can try. New iPhones are expected within the next 3 months which should lower the prices on current models. Also the Apple on line refurbished store has iPhones that are like new and come with a full warranty.

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    FYI...a "poor condition" iPhone 6+ trade-in value is about $80 bucks. Excellent maybe $200.

    - Nick

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    Morning Folks,

    I had a feeling the new phone option would be the more popular choice, despite the trade-in value.

    Thanks for putting the thread where it goes, Pigoo.

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    Your Mac's Specs
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    Don't forget to check the Apple on line refurbished store for like new (with full Apple warranty) iPhones. It appears they have quite a few iPhone 7 and 7+. Those offer great savings. Of course you can always wait until the new phones are out (in the next 3 months) before deciding.

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