Turns out this is how long your iPhone is supposed to last

Provided that you don't smash it to bits on a night out, that is

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Provided that you don't smash it to bits on a night out, that is

Let's face it, very few of us can actually say that we've only ever had one iPhone.

Whether it's dropping it down the loo and drowning the battery, face down on concrete so that it smashes into smithereens, or filling its memory to the point that it can no longer function properly, losing an iPhone to the perils of day to day life is something that happens to the best of us.

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It's safe to say that a two year contract is long enough for most of us.

But if you've ever wondered how long your iPhone is *supposed* to last you, look no further, as Apple have cleared things up for us under a section of their website.

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Under the section 'Environment', they have written: 'Years of use, which are based on first owners, are assumed to be for four years for OS X and tvOS devices and three years for iOS and watchOS devices.'

So in other words, your brand new iPhone should last you until about a year after your 24 month contract finishes.

Although, if we're being realistic, you'll probably have broken it somehow before then.

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Lucy Abbersteen
Beauty Contributor

Lucy is a freelance beauty editor and contributor at Marie Claire, and has written for titles including Glamour, Refinery29, Popsugar, woman&home and more. She was previously Marie Claire’s junior beauty editor. During her career, she’s covered everything from backstage beauty at fashion week to interviews with famous faces like Drag Race royalty and Little Mix. As for her beauty ethos, she’s a big advocate for not having to spend a fortune on beauty products to get good results, and when she’s not got beauty on the brain you’ll find her reading or hanging out with dogs.