What's the longest you've used an iPhone?

What's the longest you've used an iPhone?

  • Less than 1 year

    Votes: 7 5.0%
  • 1 year

    Votes: 17 12.1%
  • 2 years

    Votes: 53 37.9%
  • 3 years

    Votes: 38 27.1%
  • 4 years or more

    Votes: 25 17.9%

  • Total voters
    140

xxray

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jul 27, 2013
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My longest streak is 2 years and 2 months. My goal is to keep this 7 going for 3 years minimum, with 4 years being the ultimate goal.

What's the longest you've used an iPhone?
 

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
32,871
33,711
My longest streak is 2 years and 2 months. My goal is to keep this 7 going for 3 years minimum, with 4 years being the ultimate goal.

What's the longest you've used an iPhone?
When you say longest, do you mean still iOS supported or just using an iPhone that still is operable that no longer receives iOS support? The longest I have used one has been for three years, which was the iPhone 6.
 

xxray

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jul 27, 2013
1,115
1,431
When you say longest, do you mean still iOS supported or just using an iPhone that still is operable that no longer receives iOS support? The longest I have used one has been for three years, which was the iPhone 6.
The latter. As long as you're using it as your daily driver or one of your daily drivers, it counts, whether the latest version of iOS is supported on it or not.
 

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
32,871
33,711
The latter. As long as you're using it as your daily driver or one of your daily drivers, it counts, whether the latest version of iOS is supported on it or not.
Thanks for the clarification. I still use my
iPhone 6 as an iPod. But I upgrade annually to the latest device.
 

craigio85

macrumors 6502a
Jun 27, 2017
627
726
United Kingdom
I answered two years but now I realise it was three. My first iPhone was a 4s which I got about a month after it launched. I had that from November 2011 to the launch of the 6 in September 2014. Kept my 6 until last September when I got a 7 Plus.

If it wasn't for gradually coming to dislike the size of the Plus, I'd be keeping it for at least another year. Will see what September brings.
 

Joedw

macrumors newbie
Mar 11, 2017
23
6
UK
I've been using my 6 since October 2014. Gonna check out the 8 and see whether all the rumours are true, if I can get it on the upgrade plan then I'll get it (knowing I'll have to wait a while). If I'm priced out then the 7s Plus will likely be my go to and daily driver for the next few years.
 

mk313

macrumors 6502a
Feb 6, 2012
945
391
I use a 7 now but still keep my work email, etc on an old 5. The 5 isn't my daily driver by any means but it still gets used daily during the work week so that would be somewhere around 5 years. I've upgraded to a 6, then back to a 5s, then to an SE, and now the 7 during that time but the 5 works fine for my limited work needs so I keep it around.
 

Coconut_one

macrumors member
Jun 17, 2017
63
28
Going to keep my iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus for another year to be honest I only use it for music and netflix. lol
So close to three years without upgrading.
 
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cambookpro

Contributor
Feb 3, 2010
6,667
2,124
United Kingdom
Used my 6+ for about 2.5 years, think that was the longest. Although the 4 to 5 must've not been far behind, though they were both release day purchases. I bought my 7+ about 6 months after release.
 
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koyoot

macrumors 603
Jun 5, 2012
5,745
1,768
My longest streak is 2 years and 2 months. My goal is to keep this 7 going for 3 years minimum, with 4 years being the ultimate goal.

What's the longest you've used an iPhone?
In September 2012 I have bought iPhone 4S.

It still is chugging along.
 
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eyoungren

macrumors Core
Aug 31, 2011
21,954
14,583
ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
One iPhone 6s+, 128GB bought September 26, 2015. One OS, iOS 9.0.2 since that date. One jailbreak since October 12, 2015.

Records for me:
-Longest owned original device
-Longest time on one version of iOS
-Longest time on one jailbreak

My phone is a launch weekend phone and I have never had any issues with it, never any issues with 9.0.2 and never any issues forcing me to leave my jailbreak and update.

I do have an iPhone 5, but currently it is the third replacement of my launch day (September 21, 2012) original.
 

mmomega

macrumors 68040
Dec 30, 2009
3,471
1,665
DFW, TX
Longest streak without changing has been when I bought the 3G in July 2008. So just over 9 years.

I wasn't completely sold on the 1st gen iPhone so I was still between it and my Palm Trio 650 (dark blue).

The 3G was also the longest I used a single model of iPhone before upgrading.
3G
skipped 3Gs
4 - black
4s - white
5 - white/silver
5s - white/gold
6Plus - White/Gold
6sPlus - Black Space Grey
7Plus - Jet Black
 
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nia820

macrumors 68020
Jun 27, 2011
2,092
1,915
I upgrade every year, but I'm going back to school to do my M.A. So I probably won't be able to afford an upgrade this. I'm aiming to get 2 year use out of my iPhone 7.
 

Ledsteplin

macrumors 6502a
Oct 23, 2013
746
299
Florence, AL
Got my first iPhone, the 8gb iPhone 4, in January 2012. Upgraded early in 2013 to the 16gb iPhone 5. Then the 64gb 6s Plus in September 2015. Still have it.
 
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