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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Norup58 - February 11, 2019 at 8:23am
You can believe what you want - I guess ignorance is a bliss. I have a collegue who uses a iPhone 4 (iOS 7). He can call, txt, surf the net, take pictures etc which fulfills all his needs from a phone and according to him, does not miss all the new features available. But he cannot upgrade his apps because Apple does not support OS lower than the newest (iOS 12) which also goes for app-makers so he had to uninstall some apps because they force closed when he cannot upgrade the apps. He doesnt even get the option to ignore the upgrade and has basically stopped using Apple Store. This is not the case with Android. Android user can always upgrade their apps or choose not to and the app will still run. Even today apps on Google play are made/ launched with KitKat as starting OS. The Android OS is the backbone OS but each phone-maker puts their own touch to the OS i.e. you cannot use a Sony OS on a Samsung, HTC or any other Android phone and vice versa. Therefore it is up to each phone-maker to upgrade the OS and some are more diligent then others. But stating 3 years lifespan is nonsense. An Android phone does not need to be upgraded OS-wise to run (the newest) apps.