iOS vs Android
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The manufacturers of Android and Apple smartphones have distinct strategies when it comes to software support. Even though, Apple currently has a reputation for providing extended software support for iPhones. It is well known fact in the tech community, that the Android market features a more diverse landscape. Different manufacturers offer varying levels of update commitment. In today’s article, we will delve into more details, explaining why Apple’s strategy stands out. And how recent UK regulations have influenced the company’s announcements/ decisions.

Apple’s Legacy of Software Support

Apple has been known for offering its iPhones reliable and extensive software support for the longest of time. Interestingly enough, though, the corporation has never made an official announcement regarding how long this assistance will last. In contrast to Android makers, who frequently promise a specific duration of software upgrades. Apple has remained more subtly involved.

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The universe of Android has a wide range of environments. Leading the charge with up to seven years of software support for their devices are Google and Samsung. Particularly, Google’s Pixel phones benefit from a robust three-year support window. This includes timely security upgrades as well as key Android releases. Samsung, on the other hand, promises to provide security updates for some models for an astounding five years and significant software updates for four years.

Apple Responds To UK Regulations!

Apple 5 Year Support Revealed
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Apple just made a big statement in response to new laws in the UK. Companies must provide a support period for their internet-connected products in accordance with the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) standards. Apple has responded by pledging in the open to provide software support for the iPhone 15 series for at least five years, beginning on the initial supply date in September 2023.

Even while Apple’s five-year commitment complies with the new rules, it’s important to note that Apple frequently goes above and beyond this requirement. While the company has traditionally shied away from explicit announcements, recent UK regulations have compelled Apple to step into the spotlight. To this day, we mustn’t forget that security upgrades continue to be delivered for iPhone models released over ten years ago, including the iPhone X and 8 models.

As we move forward, whether you’re an Apple aficionado or an Android enthusiast, remember that software support isn’t just about code—it’s about empowering users and ensuring their digital experiences endure well beyond the purchase date.

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Zayaan Khan
A Mechanical Engineer who wrangles with drones and designs by day and your favorite friendly neighborhood techie/ gearhead by night. I’ve always been intrigued by how everything works. Blessed with penmanship, I take the latest in tech/ automotive news and craft it into something that keeps you glued to your screen! You can simply call me the “The Engineer who writes”