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iphone6 Maps not working/how long will apple support ios on iph6?
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Mar 4, 2018, 06:07 PM
 
Navigation broke on my 6. I may then get a new 7. Honestly, if I knew ios would support a 6 forever, I may save few bucks and get replacement 6 six; hence for question: How long will ios updates work for phone 6?
     
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Mar 4, 2018, 06:10 PM
 
Navigation broke on my 6. I may then get a new 7. Honestly, if I knew ios would support a 6 forever, I may save few bucks and get replacement 6 six; hence for question: How long will ios updates work for phone 6?
     
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Mar 4, 2018, 09:12 PM
 
They still sell the 6, so I'd say they'll still support it for quite a while. My 5s is still supported by iOS, even though Apple doesn't sell it anymore. I think you have some time.

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Mar 4, 2018, 09:23 PM
 
Thanks, what is the calculation? What is the last one they stopped supporting. You give it X years from release? 6 was release.

I can get 6 replacement for $300 16gb,/ 7 is $550 though is 32 GB

I'm not unhappy with 6
     
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Mar 5, 2018, 04:04 PM
 
The iPhone 5 (NOT s) and 5c maxed out at version 10.3.3 in August of 2016. Since the iPhone SE is pretty close to a 5s, I think they’ll continue to support both the SE and 5c for quite a while. That puts your iPhone 6 in a position to be supported for enough time to make keeping it worth while.

The 5s was released in September 2012, while the various versions of the 6 were released in September of 2013 (the 6 and 6 plus), and September 2014 (the 6s and 6s plus). They are all still very capable phones, and with the way the 8 and X have not sold by the bushel, I think the platform will remain viable - and supported - at least until late 2019 or even into 2020.

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Mar 5, 2018, 04:16 PM
 
what do you mean navigation broke?
     
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Mar 5, 2018, 04:36 PM
 
Google Maps, Apple Map, don't work period. They start and then stall.
     
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Mar 5, 2018, 05:29 PM
 
I wouldn't call that a reason to get a new phone... but a separate thread, maybe.
     
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Mar 5, 2018, 09:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by kevs View Post
Google Maps, Apple Map, don't work period. They start and then stall.
Your iOS install is corrupt.

Backup and restore from backup.

95% chance it will fix it.

-t
     
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Mar 5, 2018, 10:30 PM
 
Turtle, nope; did all that clean install, restore, did not fix it.
     
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Mar 6, 2018, 08:08 AM
 
It still sounds like a software issue, not a hardware problem.

Have you had a chance to go to an Apple Store ?

Secondly, after making a backup, does the problem persist even with a clean install (without restoring the old data) ?

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Mar 6, 2018, 09:10 AM
 
Yes went, taking care of it... getting new phone....
     
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Mar 6, 2018, 09:19 AM
 
You don't need a new phone for a software issue, but an appointment with an Apple Genius to reset your phone is what Turtle was hinting at.
     
   
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