YOUR IPHONE WILL EX­PIRE IN 3 YEARS: AP­PLE

The Economic Times - - Around The World -

New York: US elec­tronic gi­ant Ap­ple has said the iPhones have a life ex­pectancy of three years and so does the Ap­ple Watch while Ap­pleTV de­vices ex­pire in four years.

In a re­cent up­date to its en­vi­ron­men­tal pol­icy, Ap­ple ad­dressed the ques­tion of how long an Ap­ple de­vice is ex­pected to re­main in use. Ac­cord­ing to a re­port on Forbes.com, iPhone’s pro­duc­tive life­cy­cle will be up at the three-year mark, as will the Ap­ple Watch while your OS X -- a se­ries of op­er­at­ing sys­tems de­vel­oped and mar­keted by Ap­ple -- and Ap­pleTV de­vices will get an ex­tra 12 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 har- mony 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, can­be­up­grad­ed­from­newiOS9 tothenext­three­year­sofiOSup­dates — some­thing the iPhone 5Swould­be­un­abletodo.

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