According to Apple, the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch will last three years with their original buyers

According to Apple, the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch will last three years with their original buyers
Apple has a section on its website that deals with the environment. In determining how much "Greenhouse gas" its products produce, Apple has to determine how long, on average, its devices are used for by their original owners. The part of this section that caught our eye reads "Daily usage patterns are specific to each product and are a mixture of actual and modeled customer use data. Years of use, which are based on first owners, are assumed to be four years for MacOS and tvOS devices and three years for iOS and watchOS devices."

In other words, Apple expects the original owner of the average iPhone to keep the device for three-years before it is re-sold or tossed. The same three-years of life with the original owner is expected for both the Apple iPad and the Apple Watch
As made clear on the website, Apple's data comes from the actual and modeled behavior of its customers. Apple has plenty of data to determine iPhone and iPad use, but with the Apple Watch just nine-days short of its first anniversary, the company doesn't have enough hard data and anecdotal evidence when it comes to the timepiece. 

If you're an Apple Watch owner, do you see yourself updating to the next model? If so, do you  think it will be before or after three years have expired.

source: TheRegister



1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

btw AA finished their HTC10 review, here are the spoiler: - Boomsound speakers not as loud as before - Camera doesn't quite match up to other flagships - 4.5 hour Screen on Time cant wait PA to give 7/10 for HTC10 :D

2. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Multiple reviews are out. Some reviews like Ars technica say it's the best phone ever and better than the S7, others say it's good and slightly worse than the S7. I would say it's an awesome phone and about on par with the S7. BTW the first trusty review of the Exynos S7 is out:

3. drunkenjay

Posts: 1704; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

what does that got to do with this article?

4. AViator

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

they dont care bout apple apparently LOL

6. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

It was more useful to me than this article

5. AlikMalix unregistered

iPhone 3GS - 4.5 years Samsung S4 - 1 month, bleh... iPhone 5s - Used it for 2 years but kept it still have since 2013 it as secondary camera (for videos) iPhone 6s - planned to keep until contract is over in October 2017 (at which point will sell the 5s and keep 6s as secondary camera). iPad 3 - 4 years, from May 2012 til today (going strong) My wife kept her iphone 5 for 3 years.

7. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Opposite. iPhone 4 a few months. S4 Since Oct 2013.

11. drunkenjay

Posts: 1704; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

iphone 5, 4 months, iphone 6, 4 months. just because you kept your phone long doesnt mean everybody does.

12. tedkord

Posts: 17513; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Galaxy S3 - 3 years Note 4 - 1 year (it was awesome, but the Note 5 caught my eye) Note 5 - current Prior to the S3, I was in a myriad of WM and Palm devices. So many I can't remember them all. I've owned quite a few other devices during this time (Nexus 4, Moto X, OnePlus One, etc...) just to try them, but the above remained my daily drivers. Never owned a tablet. I just don't see the value. A low to mid range laptop is just as cheap, plus more powerful and flexible. Just my opinion. Personally, I don't see people replacing smartwatches every three years. I just don't think they're going to add enough I that time to make the currently owned model seem dated. We will see.

26. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Galaxy s1 s2 xperia zl note 3 1 +1 iPhone 6 S1 got obsolete fast ! only updated will gingerbread and the phone is slow as a dog . s2 is fine performance wise Ii have the ti omap version custom rom it till kitkat but battery is horrible . ZL's custom rom makes the phone sucks due to sony not releasing propietary drivers but compared to the iPhone 5s this phone is old and slow like a dog . Note 3 got stuck on 5.0 which is a laggy mess with poor battery iife . 1+1 is running great still have it . I love my iphone 6 . Other apple devices lasted me quite long such as iPad 2 around 4 years and i now have a nexus 7 2013 running kitkat and iPad air two . Nexus 7 clearly showing its age by being slow . my iPod touch 4g lasted me four years , Its good value considering a android phone + an ipod touch at the time is cheaper than getting an iPhone

27. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Macbook air 2012 running very well compared to similar laptops of the era . Now i have a Macbook pro retina

14. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Apple devices with stood the test of time better. Just check out apple devices vs android ones 3 years later. The iPhone 5 still feels new and still decent compared with phones like one X xperia S or galaxy s3 If you bought a galaxy tab instead of the iPad 3 it would have been laggy, poor battery life and no update since like two years ago. Android fan bois will deny it but apple devices last longer with better software support.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17513; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

My Galaxy S3 was still perfect after 3 years. I only upgraded because I wanted a really big screen. Apple fanboys will deny it, but what you said is utter crap.

19. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Assuming you're on the official rom and running the latest version of jelly bean . Its laggy and a iPhone 5 with iOS9 would still run circles over it

20. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Android phones with 1gb of ram struggles while iPhones with 1gb of ram works fine

22. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Wrong. Considering moto is running a midrange soc while iphone is using high end one its doing very good

28. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Once the moto g got lollipop it will become as slow as a dog

23. benoita74

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 20, 2015

Owning an Ipad 3, I can tell you it definitely is laggy, and has numerous glitches troughout the system. The battery life still is awesome though. On another side, my iphone 5 got replaced 2 times in the 2 years of warranty, so I couldn't call the reliability great :/

29. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

the ipad 3 is getting a bit long in the tooth . I tried out a iPad 4 recently on iOS 9 and it works fine . iPad 2/3 should be running on iOS 6 but surprisingly the 3 wasnt a very good tablet compared to thet two . Its heavier , slower , longer to charge . Maybe its just bad luck on your iPhone . However many people like some of my friends and my mother are still using the 5 as it still works fine performance is decent enogh . While many using s3/1x has already upgraded

31. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Here I am with my tweaked-out OnePlus One (first ever Android SmartPhone) running Marshmallow smoothly and offering the best SOT ever, wondering WTF this arrogant iSheep is talking about:

8. xperian

Posts: 421; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

LG Optimus G - 3 years, still no need to replace it

9. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

got an iPhone 6S Plus just this February and so far I have zero plans of selling it.. like I reached my point of contention, unless they release a product that beats my phone in every aspect to the ground :)

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31765; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Makes sense.

16. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

Nokia 3310 -10 years and still strong mofo.

17. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Most of these phones you can go that long. Most people that visit this site get the itch for something new.

21. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Due to the Apple Watch being a new product, I will update it for the first and second refresh. After that, it will definitely be every 3 years or so.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31765; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I upgrade my phones once a year, my tablet once every 2 years, and I'm keeping my watches for 2-3 years.

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