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.

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

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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Source

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

Supplementary notes

The original question was posed as follows:
"About how often would you say you get a new or upgraded smartphone?"

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