This is the part of the said company to environmental push, that includes new Apps for earth campaign with the WWF. Apple listed how long they expect their products to last for first owners, and how much they are contributing to greenhouse gas effect.
Apple said, “Years of use, which are based on first owners, are assumed to be four years for OS X and tvOS devices and three years for iOS and watchOS devices.”
These assessment doesn’t consider the recycling of these devices, their reconditioning and resale value, though when you get a new iPone 6s Plus for $959.00, Apple expects your new device to last for only three years. Apple was also accused of intentionally slowing down iPhones every new product has been released, though there is little evidence to support this claim.
Apple only provides software support for iPhone and iPad around three years, this is for two major iOS version updates the moment they are released to the public. The iOS 8 and iOS 9 launch still supports iPhone 4s that was released way back in October 2011.
Macbook computers have a longer software support, the latest version is OS X 10.11 El Capitan, and they support old Macbooks from 2007, even though they claim to only four years.
Apple also indicates that they will rebrand it’s line of operating system OS X and MacOS, they are talking about the life expectancy of their products, since they assumed for four years.
The MacOS that was ceased to be used after 9.2 version in 2001, was replaced by OS X 10.0 Cheetah late that year. The correction and slip ups indicates that Apple is switching back ti MacOS branding, though this is still unknown.
Apple could also be running into issues with it’s naming, as OS X was pronounced as OS 10, which is currently at version 10.11. Will they still use the decimal versions or stick to it’s new OS version naming? We have to wait for Apple, to find out.