Apple assumes that owners of their popular smartphone line, the iPhone, are replaced every three years. Furthermore, it’s not just with the iPhone, but owners of iPads and Apple Watches are seen to replace such devices once every three years as well. As for the tech giant’s Mac laptops and for the Apple TV, these devices get replaced about every four years. These are reported on the company’s website.
Apple Releases Information as to How Long Owners of Their Devices Replace Their Gadgets
These information brought about by Apple came in a Q&A-style statement. The firm tells how they calculate the greenhouse gas emissions produced by their products. The website states, “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 has long been charged with a policy of “planned obsolescence,” in which their older devicer become redundant as newer software and app updates will only be supported by newer models. With the disclosure of their own “years of use” calculation will most likely encourage some changes. However, the firm has never commented on such claims (at the time of writing).
About less than 18 months ago, at least 30-percent of active Apple iPhones were bought, as per the research brought about by the US analytics firm Localytics. The analytics company claims 30-perccent of active iPhones are that of the iPhone 6 model. The 6th generation iPhone was first released back in September of last year.
The new document revealed by the tech company, which has been published online, is part of their kick-off towards their week-long campaign for environment conservation. This campaign is entitled Apps for Earth. Until the 24th of April of this year, all proceeds from the sale of 27 apps that are centered on said campaign will go to the World Wildlife Fun (WWF).
The popularity of the Apple iPhone doesn’t seem like it would dwindle down anytime soon as there are even rumors that the tech giant is going to completely redesign their next-generation smartphone. Reports state that there are recent leaks of an all-new glass iPhone that could already be in the works. However, it would seem that these drastic changes won’t come with this year’s new iPhone but for next year’s model instead. Nevertheless, it would seem that the company still has the upper hand when it comes to enticing particular markets, especially towards teens.