1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    While perusing a similar tech site, I came across an article mentioning a survey that claims 1 out 3 iPhone users plan to keep their iPhone for 3 years before upgrading.

    Source: https://www.blink.ai/post/blinkai-s-...onsumer-report

    I would definitely keep my current iPhone 12 Pro for a year and I could easily see myself using it for a second year. With that being said, there’s no where I’d be using it as a primary device for a 3rd year, minus any financial hardship or something. What about you?
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    04-18-2021 05:05 PM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I might go 3 years with my 12 Pro Max. I used a 6s Plus for 5 years. With the first, I went 3 years. Took it to an Apple Store for a new battery. They broke the camera and flash, and gave me a brand new 6s Plus. Kept it 2 years. This 12 Pro Max is a great iPhone. 6 months and still at 100% battery health. I don't see any reason to upgrade anytime soon. I'll look at it in 2022, but I doubt it'll be enough to make me upgrade.
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    04-18-2021 05:24 PM
  3. Ed7789's Avatar
    I’m sporting the 11 Pro, and I’m considering skipping the 13.
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    04-18-2021 06:05 PM
  4. grover5's Avatar
    I’m sporting the 11 Pro, and I’m considering skipping the 13.
    I’ve got the 11 pro max and am considering skipping it as well.
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    04-18-2021 06:49 PM
  5. pr1nce's Avatar
    I’ve had my iPhone 12 for just a month.
    I have kept all my previous iPhones for two years, I don’t expect that to change.
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    04-18-2021 08:04 PM
  6. calebt's Avatar
    No, the iPhone X was the longest I kept a iPhone, it was two years.
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    04-18-2021 09:31 PM
  7. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    *Gasp* I'm still using the iPhone X ...
    04-19-2021 12:30 AM
  8. TgeekB's Avatar
    Why not? It’s one of the benefits of Apple updating their phones for so long.

    I have an 11 pro and see no reason to upgrade. Battery is still good and, even if it wasn’t, I could get it replaced rather cheaply.

    I think it’s a personal choice but I don’t see the need to update yearly for sure.
    04-19-2021 02:22 AM
  9. Wotchered's Avatar
    Makes me laugh ! I intend to keep my XS till ‘22 at the moment, I’ll see how it’s doing then.
    It would be nice to keep it till it becomes obsolete (no more updates) I’d have kept my 4s but for that.
    I don’t need, or care about the newest gadget, but like the ecosystem.
    04-19-2021 03:52 AM
  10. fairmarketvalue's Avatar
    [T]here’s no where I’d be using it [iPhone 12 Pro] as a primary device for a 3rd year, minus any financial hardship or something. What about you?
    What's magic about a year or two? Will your 12 not work after a year or two, or is it just a fashion statement kind of thing? Three years is a no-brainer to me, given that I can rely on Apple continuing to support my 11 Pro for at least that period of time. The only caveat would be if there were battery issues, but I believe that would be a fairly rare occurrence for most.
    04-19-2021 06:40 AM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    What's magic about a year or two? Will your 12 not work after a year or two, or is it just a fashion statement kind of thing? Three years is a no-brainer to me, given that I can rely on Apple continuing to support my 11 Pro for at least that period of time. The only caveat would be if there were battery issues, but I believe that would be a fairly rare occurrence for most.
    I’m sure my iPhone 12 Pro will function beyond 3 years, but I know “me”. After the second year, I’ll be craving a newer model. That’s all.
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    04-19-2021 06:50 AM
  12. Annie_M's Avatar
    I always keep my phone for at least two years, even though the temptation of getting a new phone is always strong!
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    04-19-2021 08:14 AM
  13. Mars20's Avatar
    I am still rocking an immaculate iPhone 6s. Another three years might be pushing it !
    04-19-2021 08:18 AM
  14. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Yes, I will be keeping my iPhone 12 Pro Max 256gb in Pacific Blue for at least two years...LOL
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    04-19-2021 11:11 AM
  15. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    lol no. I upgrade every year just because of battery degradation and my obsession with having the latest and greatest phones.
    04-19-2021 01:52 PM
  16. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    I’m still using an 8 Plus, and I’m sure this year’s iPhone will not give me a reason to upgrade.
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    04-19-2021 03:20 PM
  17. mumfoau's Avatar
    I'm typically an annual upgrader but here it is, April 19th 2021 and I'm still using my 11 Pro from October 3rd 2019 with 94% battery capacity remaining!
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    04-19-2021 03:31 PM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm typically an annual upgrader but here it is, April 19th 2021 and I'm still using my 11 Pro from October 3rd 2019 with 94% battery capacity remaining!
    Unless the iPhone 13 wows me, I foresee keeping my iPhone 12 Pro another year, but not for a 3rd year….
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    04-19-2021 04:52 PM
  19. mumfoau's Avatar
    Unless the iPhone 13 wows me, I foresee keeping my iPhone 12 Pro another year, but not for a 3rd year….
    Yeah If it doesn’t wow I could see just getting a new battery in my 11 Pro. Shoot I just upgraded from my series 4 watch to the black unity model LOL
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    04-19-2021 04:57 PM
  20. ksassy's Avatar
    Well last year when I hit the 3+ year mark with my 7 Plus I was more than ready to upgrade to my 11 Pro Max. Since I buy everything out right I sort of have to strategically plan my purchases since I have two other Apple users aka my kids in the household. With all of the Apple tech between us bought last year I think we’re set for at least another year unless something just grabs me.
    04-19-2021 07:50 PM
  21. Modelflier's Avatar
    I see no reason to update my iPhone XR at the moment. The spec is perfectly good for my use. I’ll see what comes after the 13!
    I’ve even still got my old iPhone SE to use as a backup!
    04-20-2021 05:13 AM
  22. TgeekB's Avatar
    The yearly upgrades are very small but sold as revolutionary. The only reason to upgrade is if you have to have the latest and greatest. That’s a personal choice.

    I believe stats are showing most people are keeping their devices longer.
    04-20-2021 06:12 AM
  23. o4liberty's Avatar
    Really don’t see any reason to update my 12 mini unless I want a bigger device. My next move is to go to one device I have a note 20 and a 12 mini. I will need to decide which platform I will stay with which will probably be the apple device as of now.

    If the new blackberry has all top specs and works that will be my next device.
    04-20-2021 11:12 AM
  24. Tartarus's Avatar
    I don’t plan, I just do.
    I’m not sure what it will be this year.
    Time will tell.
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    04-20-2021 12:33 PM
  25. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I probably will. The 12 Pro was an upgrade from the X for me. That is the longest I have ever kept a phone, and I don't see why this would be any different.
    Just_Me_D and Spencerdl like this.
    04-20-2021 02:14 PM
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