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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by xxray, Aug 6, 2017.

?

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

  1. Less than 1 year

    7 vote(s)
    5.0%
  2. 1 year

    17 vote(s)
    12.1%
  3. 2 years

    53 vote(s)
    37.9%
  4. 3 years

    38 vote(s)
    27.1%
  5. 4 years or more

    25 vote(s)
    17.9%
  1. xxray macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2013
    #1
    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?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

    Relentless Power

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2016
    #2
    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.
     
  3. xxray thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2013
    #3
    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.
     
  4. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

    timeconsumer

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2008
    Location:
    Portland
    #4
    The longest I've used an iPhone for was about 1.5 years. That was an iPhone 6. Otherwise I usually upgrade each year.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors P6

    Relentless Power

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2016
    #5
    Thanks for the clarification. I still use my
    iPhone 6 as an iPod. But I upgrade annually to the latest device.
     
  6. Moolani macrumors member

    Moolani

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2012
    #6
    I used my iPhone 4S for 3+ years, from launch till I replaced it with the iPhone 6. It was then handed down to my son who still uses it to this day.
     
  7. michael9891 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2016
    Location:
    England
    #7
    15 months. And only that long because of the wait in between the 4 and 4S.
     
  8. craigio85 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2017
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #8
    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.
     
  9. miragebg macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    #9
    I used my 4S for 2 years and 8 months.
     
  10. tuukka87 macrumors regular

    tuukka87

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Location:
    Grapevine,TX
    #10
    I keep my iphones for 10 months, sell it and use a backup phone until the new one launches.
     
  11. magpie maniac macrumors 6502

    magpie maniac

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2007
    #11
    Been using 6+ as primary mobile since 2014. Waiting to see new release before upgrading.
     
  12. Joedw macrumors newbie

    Joedw

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2017
    Location:
    UK
    #12
    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.
     
  13. mk313 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2012
    #13
    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.
     
  14. Coconut_one macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2017
    #14
    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.
     
  15. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Jimmy James

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2008
  16. cambookpro macrumors 603

    cambookpro

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #16
    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.
     
  17. koyoot macrumors 601

    koyoot

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    #17
    In September 2012 I have bought iPhone 4S.

    It still is chugging along.
     
  18. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    #18
    4S for about 2 years. I currently have the 7 Plus and will plan on keeping this for a while.
     
  19. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Location:
    Phoenix • 85037
    #19
    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.
     
  20. mmomega macrumors demi-god

    mmomega

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Location:
    DFW, TX
    #20
    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
     
  21. nia820 macrumors 68000

    nia820

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    #21
    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.
     
  22. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

    LoveToMacRumors

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2015
    Location:
    Canada
    #22
    Got the iphone 6 in Dec 2014. So it's closing on the 3 years. Getting the iphone 8 soon
     
  23. HeyKatie macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2012
    #23
    2 years with my 5s. I'm going to hold onto my se until it's no longer compatible with an iOS
     
  24. AidenL macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2013
    Location:
    Ireland
    #24
    Same here.
     
  25. Ledsteplin macrumors 6502

    Ledsteplin

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2013
    Location:
    Florence, AL
    #25
    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.
     

Share This Page