Nowadays, the fluency of the Android system of the first echelon does not lag behind Apple’s iOS system, but in many aspects, the iOS system is still the target that the Android system needs to catch up with. According to the evaluation of Apple’s official website, iPhones equipped with iOS can generally be used for 3 years. However, there are many users who have used an iPhone for more than 3 years, while Android phones generally only provide a system support period of 2 or 3 years.
Comparison of system support cycles of iPhone models (Source: Statista)
If Apple’s official assessment is difficult to convince the public, then another investigation report undoubtedly confirmed this. According to a report recently released by market research agency Statista, since the iPhone’s release in 2007, Apple’s system support cycle for the iPhone can be up to 6 years, including iPhone 5s, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, and iPhone SE; Models up to 5 years old, such as iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus.
Of course, the system is not the only factor that determines the life of a mobile phone. External force or accidental impact and missing internal parts may affect the life of the phone. Generally speaking, without the influence of these factors, a mobile phone can be used normally for 3 to 4 years.
Relatively speaking, the iPhone’s pricing is generally higher than that of Android phones, but it also brings a longer system support cycle and a better user experience.