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How long Apple expects all of its most popular devices to last

Hmm… Quite short product lifespan. 


There’s been a running joke for years that Apple builds its devices to last just long enough to satisfy a warranty or a two-year contract before they inevitably start running into issues, forcing the user to upgrade.

As the proud owner of a working iPhone 3GS and 2011 MacBook Air, I can attest that not every Apple device breaks after two or three years, but that doesn’t mean that Apple expects you to hold on to your devices for much longer.

In an FAQ published on the company’s website this week, Apple addresses several questions about its relationship with the environment, a topic which Tim Cook and the other executives are very passionate about.

The second question posed in the FAQ is: “How does Apple conduct its Product Greenhouse Gas Life Cycle Assessment?” This portion of the is what caught the eye of several publications around the web on Friday:

“To model…

Read the entire article from BGR here: How long Apple expects all of its most popular devices to last


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