iPhone Upgrade Cycle Now Estimated at Four Years, Up From Three Years in 2018 [Report]

iPhone Upgrade Cycle Now Estimated at Four Years, Up From Three Years in 2018 [Report]

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Mang Domeng - February 9, 2019 at 12:19pm
With continuous iOS updates an iPhone can last for 5 years. In other countries there are still people who use the iPhone 5s which is released last 2013 which is more than 5 years old now. You can only stop if the iOS is unsupported any more and with that some apps will not be updating too when that happens. That is the right time to upgrade. A $1000 iOS device well spent. With all the huge hardware specs an Android phone has only 3years lifespan and it will not be supported for upgrade after that, forcing you to upgrade to a new phone. Bad news for Samsung and other Android phone owners that uses custom Android OS, shedding $1000 for a phone that has a slow and short OS update despite of good hardware specs is not a good idea to place your hard earned money. Such a waste of throwing a good hardware because of a short Android OS lifespan.
Norup58 - February 10, 2019 at 7:39am
Android users only get 2-3 major OS updates on an average (depends on the OEM) but unlike Apple Store user Android user are not forced to upgrade the OS to be able to use the newest version of whatever third party apps they have installed from Google Play. 7.6% of Android user accessing Google Play are still on Android 4.4 (KitKat) which was launched September 2013!! How many iOS 7 user can say the same?
Mang Domeng - February 10, 2019 at 9:59pm
Upgrades are always moving forward, not backward. Every iOS device always update their OS because of security purposes too. New iOS means you can enjoy the latest of the app’s features. That is why they have optimized iOS 12 to be snappier even to the oldest iPhone 5s. In Android they cut OS support after 3years and you are forced to upgrade or use the old apps because you cannot update to the latest.
Mang Domeng - February 10, 2019 at 10:00pm
That is also why Android is prone to malwares they don’t update their security often.