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Comment Re:The new normal for Android (Score 1) 133

w.t.f? The iPhone 3G started with iOS 2, and was supported up to iOS 4.2.1, which is 2 years.

What did you do, pick one out of the garbage bin when Apple stopped selling them?

And, if you look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_iOS_devices, you might notice that it's getting longer.

The 3GS and 4 went up to 3 years, and the 4S is currently at 4 years [it's the oldest device supported by the current version of iOS].

Google doesn't even support their own Nexus devices this long.

Comment Re:That was then, this is now (Score 3, Informative) 123

And yet Apple has the longest update policy of all phone manufacturers of any significant volume [there might be one or two outliers that provide updates for longer than Apple does, but they only sell a very small number of phones].

The iPhone 4S I bought new in 2011, then passed onto my dad, is still supported by iOS 9 [started with iOS 5].

With Android, you do have a choice of vendors. Roughly equally poor vendors [w.r.t. updating their software].

A bug in the hand is better than one as yet undetected.