Apple Admits IPhones Have Short Lifespans

Posted: Apr 18 2016, 7:57am CDT | by , in Apple


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Apple Admits iPhones Have Short Lifespans
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Apple has revealed that the traditional lifespan on an iPhone is just three years. That time is the same for the Apple Watch. The company said that it believes Mac computers and the Apple TV should last around four years. Where will most of these items go after the lifespan is over? Apple expects most will go into the trash.

These answers were posted on a question and answer section of Apple's website where it outlined the company's environmental targets. They estimated these lifespans under the first owner. They also talked about the amount of greenhouse gases that are expected to come from the use and disposal of the items.

According to The Telegraph, Apple analyzed the greenhouse gas life cycle for products after looking at the "hardware components, size and weight, daily usage patterns, shipping methods and disposal practices."

"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," Apple found.

There have been conspiracy theories about whether or not Apple builds its products so that they die within a few years.

A 2014 study showed that the searches for "iPhone slow" spiked around when a new model was released. Apple fought back against the theory, but some user tests have proven that there might be some validity to the study.

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