Apple Thinks You Should Use Your iPhone and Apple Watch for Three Years

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Despite the fact that wireless carriers are making it easier than ever to upgrade when a customer wants, and Apple upgrades its products every year, Apple think you should hold onto your technology a bit longer than that.

Over the last couple of days, Apple has been making a concerted push in environmental awareness, as we move inexorably closer to Earth Day. In one of the documents it released detailing its contribution towards greenhouse gases due to customers using Apple products, the company outlined that based on usage for first-time owners, people should use their iPhone and Apple Watch for three years:

“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.”

While Apple has plenty of data to back up what it’s outlining here, based on a variety of different sources, the part including watchOS devices is purely a forecast considering the device has been out barely a year now.

Four years for a desktop platform sounds about right, though. What’s the longest you’ve used an iPhone? And if you have an Apple Watch, do you plan on keeping it, and using it, for three years?

[via CNBC]