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About how often would you say you get a new or upgraded smartphone?

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Smartphone upgrade frequency among U.S. adults 2015, by operating system This survey reports how often U.S. adult smartphone owners get a new or upgraded smartphone, segmented by type of smartphone user. In 2015, 76 percent of respondents who did not use iPhone or Android phones reported that they get a new or upgraded smartphone only when their phone stopped working or became totally obsolete.
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When a new model is released, usually about every yearAs soon as your cellphone provider allows it, usually every two yearsOnly when it stops working or becomes totally obsolete
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When a new model is released, usually about every yearAs soon as your cellphone provider allows it, usually every two yearsOnly when it stops working or becomes totally obsolete
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This survey reports how often U.S. adult smartphone owners get a new or upgraded smartphone, segmented by type of smartphone user. In 2015, 76 percent of respondents who did not use iPhone or Android phones reported that they get a new or upgraded smartphone only when their phone stopped working or became totally obsolete.
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Release date
July 2015
Region
United States
Survey time period
April 17 to May 18, 2015
Number of respondents
15,766 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
Adults who have smartphones
Method of interview
Online survey
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"About how often would you say you get a new or upgraded smartphone?"

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