5 iPhones Last a Long Time
There was, and may still be, pressure on consumers to upgrade their devices every couple years or so. But smartphones — and iPhones in particular — actually last much longer than that. Judging by the decrease in upgrades, consumers may finally be realizing that fact.
One could attribute that, at least partly, to build quality or robustness. But it’s likely due in large part to the fact that iOS devices are stunningly fast. When they debut, they’re often the fastest on the market. But even as they age, their powerful processors and internals allow them to keep up with newer tech.