The life cycle of a modern phone
August 8, 2022
“We are living in a mobile-first era,” says Stephen Johnston, co-founder of Aging2.0 and founder of Fordcastle, an innovation consultancy.
“Many new smart devices “whether it’s a smart collar for their pet or security device, it’s all coming into the phone.”
How often do you really need a new one?
Companies may pressure you to upgrade your smartphone every one to two years, but you can go three years or longer.
Reasons NOT to upgrade:
- For a better camera
- For a different cellular connection
Reasons to upgrade:
- For the latest updates, if your current phone can’t support them.
- For battery life, if your phone holds a charge for half a day or less.
- For a bigger screen.
- Published by AARP Magazine, September 2022