Apple is still selling the iPhone 6s for a lower price, and it’s a steal – Markets Insider

Apple recently announced its shiny new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus,
and iPhone X on Tuesday, and they bring new features and faster
performance than any previous iPhone. 

However, I’m here to tell you that you that Apple is still
selling the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus for $450 and $550
repectively, and they’re an absolute steal if you’re not a heavy
smartphone user. Better yet, you can get the 32GB iPhone 6s and
iPhone 6s Plus refurbished by Apple itself from Apple’s
Refurbished Mac Store.

iphone 6s plusAntonio

I can understand if the word “refurbished” puts you off, but my
experience with refurbished Apple products from
Apple’s Refurbished Mac Store
has been overwhelmingly
positive. I bought two refurbished 2016 MacBook Pro laptops,

saving a total of $900 in the process
, and I couldn’t be
happier with them. They look, feel, and work like new. 

From Apple’s refurbished store, you can get the
16GB iPhone 6s
for $370, the 64GB model for $430, and the 128
GB model for $470. There doesn’t appear to be any refurbished
32GB iPhone 6s’ available at the moment, but even if you get the
refurbished 64GB model, you’d be paying $20 less than a brand new
32GB model. It’s not much savings, but it’s something, and you
don’t have to worry about storage. 

Refurbished iPhone 6s Plus
models go for $450 for the 16GB
model, $509 for the 64GB model, and $550 for the 128GB model.

iphone 6s plus backAntonio

I am a somewhat heavy smartphone user and I can safely say I’m
still perfectly happy with my iPhone 6s Plus. I use my iPhone 6s
Plus to stream radio and music, play YouTube videos, control my
smart home, browse the web, email, message, take photos and
videos, and call people on occasion. It feels just as snappy as
the day I took it out of its box. 

Apple improved the screen on the latest iPhones, but my iPhone 6s
Plus’ screen is just fine for my needs. Touch ID on the iPhone 6s
is also still fast. The only thing I wish I had is the new
fast-charging feature that Apple introduced to the new iPhone 8,
iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. With that said, I’d still have to

buy extra accessories to use fast charging on the new
, a move by Apple that I’m not fond of. 

I understand the cameras on the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone
8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X are better, but the camera on the
iPhone 6s Plus, which is only two years old, is still excellent.
Here’s a photo I took of the Na Pali Coast in Kauai, one of the
Hawaiian islands, with my iPhone 6s Plus:

iphone 6s plus photo nepali coast hawaiiAntonio Villas-Boas/Business

I rarely play games on my iPhone 6s Plus, and that’s when the
iPhone 6s could begin to show its age. If you play graphics-heavy
games on your smartphone, you may want to look at the iPhone 7 or
iPhone 7 Plus, or even the latest iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or
iPhone X.

Buying any older device comes with the risk that it won’t last as
long as buying the newer model. The iPhone 6s’ performance will
surely slow down to the point where you’ll want to buy a new
iPhone sooner than you would if you bought the new iPhones, or
even the iPhone 7. That’s a risk you’ll have to determine
yourself whether or not you want to take it, and it’s why I’d
suggest buying the iPhone 6s, refurbished or not, if you’re a
relatively light smartphone user. 

Plus, the iPhone 6s still has one feature that’s missing on the
iPhone 7 and new iPhones: The headphone jack. 

For me, a somewhat heavy smartphone user, I feel like I’m still
getting my money’s worth with the iPhone 6s Plus I bought almost
two years ago. But I do expect it to slow down over the next year
or so to the point where I’ll want to upgrade to whatever Apple
has in store for us in 2018.


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