Apple brags about the worst smartphone updates in the industry

If you haven’t upgraded after five years, Apple isn’t interested

Fruity cargo cult Apple is telling the world it will offer security updates for its iPhone 15 pro for five years, seemingly oblivious to the fact that its rivals have been offering them for much longer.

Apple made a rare public commitment on Monday, announcing a significant change to its security update policy. This change, which follows the new Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) regulations in the UK, guarantees a minimum of five years of security updates for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. This announcement is a clear indication of Apple’s commitment to improving the security of its devices.

In other words: the iPhone 15 is officially guaranteed to receive security updates until September 22, 2028.

However, as Google VP of Engineering for Android Security & Privacy Dave Kleidermacher points out, this means Job’s Mob doesn’t offer the best security update policy in the industry.

Both Samsung and Google guarantee seven years of security updates and Android OS updates for their respective flagship devices, which is two years longer than Apple guarantees.

“Consumers deserve to understand the minimum lifetime of security support for their consumer electronics at the time of purchase, and kudos to the UK government for mandating this transparency. Apple deserves a lot of credit for continuing to deliver security updates for over five years. But now it’s time to acknowledge that iOS no longer offers the best security longevity in the smartphone industry. Android is,” Kleidermacher said.

When Tame Apple Press tried to spin this PR nonsense, he said that his favorite phone company “has long provided over five years of security updates for its various iPhone devices.”

Even though Apple’s comment carries more legal weight because if he lies he could be fined, the Tame Apple Press repeats the mantra that “some iPhones” have received security updates six or more years after their initial release, “which is a lot more is support than the vast majority of Android devices receive.” However, there was no mention of which phones received more extensive support or why this was the case.

The Tame Apple Press claims that even though Samsung and Google beat Apple in terms of how long they guarantee software support, that doesn’t mean iPhone users can’t keep their phones for just as long, if not longer. No, it just means they can be hacked at any time.