Apple has said it expects the first owners of iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches of £ 500 to replace them after only three years and that Mac computers have only four.
As part of the company’s new environmental movement, which includes the new Apps for Earth campaign with the World Wildlife Fund, Apple has indicated how long it expects its products to last for their “first owners” and, therefore, how much they contribute to the cycle of life. of greenhouse gases.
In a new question and answer section, Apple said: “It is assumed that the years of use, based on the first owners, are four years for OS X and TVOS devices and three years for iOS and watchOS devices. ”
This rating, of course, does not take into account the recycling of appliances, their reconditioning and resale, but if you buy a new iPhone 6S for £ 539, Apple expects it to take three years, something many suspect. Apple is accused of deliberately delaying iPhones every time a new one is released, although there is little evidence to support the theory.
Until recently, the company provided software support for an iPhone or iPad for only about three years, usually with two major updates to the iOS version from the moment they were released. The launch of iOS 8 and then iOS 9, which is still compatible with the iPhone 4S launched in October 2011, changed that.
However, Mac computers have much longer support lives. The latest version of OS X 10.11 computer software The Apple Capitan has been compatible with computers since 2007, despite the fact that Apple expects Mac computers to last four years.
Apple also slipped, which indicates that the operating system OS OS OS could be renamed as MacOS. The clause that talks about the life expectancy of Apple,
originally said that “it was supposed to be four years for MacOS and TVOS devices”, but then readapted to the current brand “is supposed to be four years for OS”. X and TVOS devices “”.
The MacOS brand was no longer used after version 9.2 in 2001, it replaced that OS X 10.0 Cheetah later that year. If the slip and correction indicate that Apple will return to its MacOS brand is unknown. The company may experience problems with the denomination, since OS X, which is pronounced as OS 10, is currently in version 10.11. Will you still use decimals to describe your new versions of the operating system, or will you go back to MacOS and launch an eleventh version? And who cares what it’s called, outside of technology enthusiasts?