1. AlexJ92's Avatar
    I know that this would never happen... But say If apple released that they were only going to support their newest iphone models for 1 year after the release, would you still use a iphone? Would you upgrade every year? Or switch to a different platform?

    Sent from my iPhone 5S
    08-08-2014 03:05 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    08-08-2014 03:20 PM
  3. HankAZ's Avatar
    I know that this would never happen... But say If apple released that they were only going to support their newest iphone models for 1 year after the release, would you still use a iphone? Would you upgrade every year? Or switch to a different platform?
    As you said, that would never happen. No point playing "what if" for an impossible scenario.
    08-08-2014 03:22 PM
  4. Flow39's Avatar
    I would still use iPhones, but I doubt this situation would ever happen
    08-08-2014 03:25 PM
  5. AlexJ92's Avatar
    As you said, that would never happen. No point playing "what if" for an impossible scenario.
    It is just to see what everyone would do


    Sent from my iPhone 5S
    08-08-2014 03:27 PM
  6. OBF's Avatar
    As you said, that would never happen. No point playing "what if" for an impossible scenario.
    Just answer the question. OPs dislike it when people do stuff like this. It doesn't contribute to the topic or the conversation in anyway.

    I would keep my phone only until the warranty is up. I always get the extended warranty so updates aren't really a big deal for me.
    08-08-2014 07:01 PM
  7. pr1nce's Avatar
    Yes I would still use an iPhone.
    08-08-2014 07:04 PM
  8. taz323's Avatar
    Don't see it happening, but would stay with the iPhone.
    08-08-2014 07:38 PM
  9. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    Would depend on a lot of factors. I would be highly upset with Apple if they did that. But it's not going to happen.
    08-08-2014 08:01 PM
  10. Trees's Avatar
    I think Apple knows that updates beyond one year are a big competitive advantage, and key benefit for customers who want or have to keep their phones for more than one year.
    08-08-2014 08:09 PM
  11. anon4757448's Avatar
    I don't know what I'd do but I also can't make my mind believe that would happen.

    One of the reasons I decided I would never use a Samsung phone again is because they took forever to update their phones.


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    08-08-2014 09:25 PM
  12. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I probably would keep it.
    08-08-2014 09:52 PM
  13. Sanjay Chandra's Avatar
    This will never happen and if it does , I am gonna switch....

    Why ?
    iPhone 4 introduction + iOS 4 = almost every app got updated to support super sharp resolution screen by the time iPod Touch 4G was launched.
    iOS 5 launch = Same , almost every app took advantage of its features like "open in..." or "iCloud" support etc.
    iOS 6 launch - Almost every app got updated so quickly to support iPhone 5 display , maybe very very few apps are left out.
    iOS 7 - same
    iPad 3 launch - same

    Almost every iOS launch is like a party in appstore or even new hardware release...........because developers take advantage of new features of new OS version.

    Now , contrast that with Android or WP8..........you will find huge difference.

    for example , kitkat made changes in the way which apps can use "micro-SD" slot , if developers update their apps , then only micro-SD card can be used properly.....even today maybe 40% or 50% of apps support it.
    Lot of apps don't support 1080p on WP8 natively , they just scale up/blow up 720p versions. its just very rare on iOS.
    Lumia 1520 launched like ages ago , where are updated apps ?

    What's the proof ? Microsoft themselves are the proof here :

    If apple said no more updates for the 5S...-vaev.png

    link : Facebook | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (India)

    (look at who published facebook app , its MS)

    What's the use of buying Lumia 1520 which has 1080p display , if you are going to run 720p blown out apps ? it doesn't make any sense.

    This is the big difference between iOS and rest of the platforms.

    EDIT : I used both WP8 and Android platforms for atleast 7 months before switching to 5s
    the_tech_eater likes this.
    08-08-2014 09:53 PM
  14. emanwis's Avatar
    It depends. If Apple were to be the only one to adopt thaw 1-year support model, I would switch. If all others followed suit, then I would stay with Apple.


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    08-08-2014 10:07 PM
  15. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    This will never happen and if it does , I am gonna switch....

    Why ?
    iPhone 4 introduction + iOS 4 = almost every app got updated to support super sharp resolution screen by the time iPod Touch 4G was launched.
    iOS 5 launch = Same , almost every app took advantage of its features like "open in..." or "iCloud" support etc.
    iOS 6 launch - Almost every app got updated so quickly to support iPhone 5 display , maybe very very few apps are left out.
    iOS 7 - same
    iPad 3 launch - same

    Almost every iOS launch is like a party in appstore or even new hardware release...........because developers take advantage of new features of new OS version.

    Now , contrast that with Android or WP8..........you will find huge difference.

    for example , kitkat made changes in the way which apps can use "micro-SD" slot , if developers update their apps , then only micro-SD card can be used properly.....even today maybe 40% or 50% of apps support it.
    Lot of apps don't support 1080p on WP8 natively , they just scale up/blow up 720p versions. its just very rare on iOS.
    Lumia 1520 launched like ages ago , where are updated apps ?

    What's the proof ? Microsoft themselves are the proof here :

    Click image for larger version. 

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    link : Facebook | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (India)

    (look at who published facebook app , its MS)

    What's the use of buying Lumia 1520 which has 1080p display , if you are going to run 720p blown out apps ? it doesn't make any sense.

    This is the big difference between iOS and rest of the platforms.

    EDIT : I used both WP8 and Android platforms for atleast 7 months before switching to 5s
    #truth!
    08-08-2014 10:30 PM
  16. rayz336's Avatar
    As long as I get iOS 8 that's fine with me
    AlexJ92 likes this.
    08-08-2014 11:51 PM
  17. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I know that this would never happen... But say If apple released that they were only going to support their newest iphone models for 1 year after the release, would you still use a iphone? Would you upgrade every year? Or switch to a different platform?

    Sent from my iPhone 5S
    The chances of Apple doing that to its customers are minute. I don't see it happening.

    But if it were to happen, I would buy its products, keep them for a year, and save the prior one or gift it or donate it. But I would always get the next iPhone.
    AlexJ92, Spencerdl and DarlaMack like this.
    08-09-2014 12:54 PM
  18. Spencerdl's Avatar
    The chances of Apple doing that to its customers are minute. I don't see it happening.

    But if it were to happen, I would buy its products, keep them for a year, and save the prior one or gift it or donate it. But I would always get the next iPhone.
    I totally agree with this post. I upgrade just about every year anyway...SMILE
    qbnkelt likes this.
    08-09-2014 04:04 PM
  19. kataran's Avatar
    If this happened I would just put an Android sticker over my Apple logo and go about my day
    08-09-2014 04:25 PM
  20. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I'd buy 500lbs of baby swiss and would attempt to make a cheese castle...
    the_tech_eater likes this.
    08-09-2014 05:15 PM
  21. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I'd buy 500lbs of baby swiss and would attempt to make a cheese castle...
    I'd use your cheese castle to make a giant Swiss cheese fondue.
    08-09-2014 05:20 PM
  22. ajl's Avatar
    I would upgrade every year, most likely. Good thing it'll never happen
    08-09-2014 07:29 PM
  23. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I would also upgrade every year. It wouldn't be such a big deal to me because I upgrade every year anyway.


    Sent from my iPad Air using iMore Forums
    08-09-2014 08:09 PM
  24. Speedygi's Avatar
    I betcha alot of people would turn to jailbreak pretty fast if this happened...
    Spencerdl likes this.
    08-09-2014 08:52 PM
  25. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I'd use your cheese castle to make a giant Swiss cheese fondue.
    You'd destroy my castle?
    08-09-2014 09:51 PM
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