iPhones have a life expectancy of three years, says Apple.
Apple has said that it expects so-called first owners of £500 iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches to replace them after only three years of use, and Mac computers only four.
This company’s new environmental push, which is includes its new Apps for Earth campaign with the WWF, Apple has listed how long it expects its products to last for their “first owners” and therefore how much they contribute to the greenhouse gas lifecycle.
US electronic giant Apple has said the iPhones have a life expectancy of three years and so does this Apple watch while AppleTV devices expire in four years. In a recent news to its environmental policy, Apple addressed the question of how long an Apple device is expected to remain in use.
hese numbers are in harmony with Apple’s strategy of rolling out operating system updates to older devices and the hardware offered to replace older units.
iPhone’s productive life cycle will be up at this three-year mark, this Apple Watch while your OS X — a series of operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc. AppleTV devices will get an extra twelve months to reach the four-year mark. “To model customer use, we measure the power consumed by a product while it is running in a simulated scenario,” Apple was quoted as saying. “Daily usage patterns are specific to each product and are a mixture of actual and modelled customer-use data. Years of use, which are based on first owners, are assumed to be four years for OS X and tvOS devices and three years for iOS and watchOS devices,” the company added. These numbers are in harmony with Apple’s strategy of rolling out operating system updates to older devices and the hardware offered to replace older units. For example, the recently launched iPhone SE, which is designed similar to iPhone 5S, can be upgraded from new iOS 9 to the next three years of iOS updates — something the iPhone 5S would be unable to do. The time-scale between the release of the 5S and the SE is just inside that three-year window. However, Apple does provide compatibility of its operating systems to older hardware.