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Ever wondered why your phone begins to play up after a certain amount of time? Well, it's not a coincidence.
Isn't it funny that just when your mobile phone contract comes to an end after two years, this seems to be the perfect moment for your iPhone to die a slow death (dashing any hopes you had of flogging it on eBay!)
If it's not a fizzled battery - that wouldn't even survive the commute home without needing a charge - a fading screen or a defunct button, it's a string of other issues that force us into agreeing an upgrade.
Or worse yet, if you were rich enough to buy your phone outright in the first place, you'll find yourself shelling out cash for a new phone completely!
In fact, if you really think about it, a few years really isn't enough shelf life to justify a device that costs upwards of £500!
Is this simply because we've dropped them too many times after a few too many martini cocktails? Or is there something in their design that simply means they're not built to stand the test of time.
Well, Apple have finally cleared this up and claim that your average iPhone won't actually last you more than THREE YEARS.
On a newly added section of their website, 'Environment', they've written:
"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."
If you brought a brand new iPhone 6s at £539, and it only has a shelf life of three years, this means your phone could be costing you £179 per year!
With this said, can you imagine if you had to fork out for a new iPhone every three years for the next 30 years?
You'd roughly spend £5,390 just on your phone!
Sorry, Apple... but for the amount we're forking out we'd expect our phones to last a lot longer than three years!
Sort it out!