One expert has revealed the timeline for this monumental shift – and it's not very far away. Top analyst and long-time industry insider Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple expects to replace the iPhone in just 10 years – by 2032.
For most users, this represents approximately two years of use, which is why most people believe that the lifespan of a phone is two years. However when it comes to iPhones, you can expect between three to five years (maybe more) with proper care.
Growing at 5 percent year-on-year, we predict the iPhone in 2040 to have a display size of 17.5-inches. A phone with a height of 440mm and a width of 185mm would allow for a 17.5-inch screen.
Tech giant Apple, which introduced the iPhone of 2022 in September, will soon be marking the iPhone 5c as an obsolete product by next month.
When an iPhone becomes obsolete, it means that the product has been discontinued for more than seven years and, all hardware service to these devices is also discontinued. This means that service providers cannot obtain parts for these devices and no technical support is provided either.
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Top analyst and long-time industry insider Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple expects to replace the iPhone in just 10 years – by 2032. In its place would be an AR device – that's augmented reality. AR is when computer-generated images are overlaid on the world around you.
Reportedly, several old iphones could be killed off. However, Apple has not made any official announcement in regards to the discontinuation of the previous iPhone models. According to the reports, Apple may ditch the older iPhones, especially iPhone 11 after the iPhone 14 launch.
This period can increase to a total of seven years based on specific parts and availability. So from the above hypothesis, Apple will likely stop fully supporting iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus around 2025. However, it's also possible that the company might decide to add a year or two of coverage.
Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 series models will get updated till iOS 16 (will be released in September of 2022). And after that iOS 17 will come in 2023, so Apple will drop both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users for iOS 17.
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This means any phones introduced in 2016 or earlier, including the iPhone 6S, iPhone SE and iPhone 7, won't be getting Apple software updates anymore. It's not an unexpected move, given that the company regularly retires software support on older devices.
By the year 2050, humans will no longer use smart phones. Instead, their brains will be directly connected to the internet through advanced brain-computer interfaces. When someone wants to access information, call a friend, turn on a light, or order a meal, they simply need to think about it, and it will happen.
Nokia CEO Pekka Lundmark believes that smartphones could become obsolete in the coming decade. Speaking on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Lundmark said that commercial use of 6G will begin in 2030 and by that time, smartphones “will not be the most common interface.”
But over the next decade, the iPhone could evolve into a hub for smart glasses and other devices. AirPods, Apple Watches and CarPlay-enabled vehicles may be just the start. The iPhone's core elements, like its display and charging systems, are also expected to get a significant boost.
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Another major advantage that iPhones have over Samsung phones is the longevity of the devices. Although Samsung now offers four years of major Android updates for its flagships and mid-range phones, iPhones can easily last for five to six years.
Why install a five year battery inside a phone that will only be compatible with software for three years? Apple has proprietary five-point screws housing its processors and batteries so you can't replace them yourself. Conveniently, the battery lasts around the time it takes for a new iPhone to come out, anyway.
Apple supports the last three versions of its operating systems for bug and security updates, so if your iPhone runs iOS 13 you should be ok. So that means Apple supports the iPhone 6s or newer when it comes to software updates.
Until iOS 16 was released in September 2022, a used iPhone 6S was still able to run the most recent Apple mobile operating system: iOS 15. It is the oldest iPhone to receive the iOS 15 update (the iPhone 6 is stuck on the last version of iOS 12).
For those on iPhone 8 or above, it's time to update to iOS 16.2, the latest version of iOS 16, to keep your iPhone safe. To update your iPhone, go to your Settings > General > Software Update and download and install the latest iOS version.
Depending on your needs, a used iPhone 8 is worth buying in 2023. In fact, the iPhone 8 is regularly among the best-selling iPhones on Swappa. The iPhone 8 has a smaller form factor compared to many other currently available iPhones, and prices on gently used models start around $120.
As noted by Aaron on Twitter and now confirmed by Apple itself, iPhone 6 is now a “vintage” product. In Apple's definition, a product is considered vintage when it was stopped being distributed for sale more than 5 years and less than 7 years ago.
iPhone or its battery can be damaged if dropped, burned, punctured, or crushed, or if it comes in contact with liquid. If you suspect damage to iPhone or the battery, discontinue use of iPhone, as it may cause overheating or injury. Don't use iPhone with cracked glass, as it may cause injury.
Apple is no longer selling the iPhone 11, and the iPhone 12 mini has also been discontinued. The iPhone 13 mini remains in the lineup for those who want a smaller iPhone. The iPhone SE continues to be the cheapest iPhone that's available at $429, and the iPhone 12 is now $100 cheaper at $599.