Re: Humbug... @Charlie Clark
"Apple may support the devices longer but the forced OS upgrades make them obsolete faster."
Nonsense (except for longer support part).
a) Apple doesn't force OS upgrades on iPhones.
b) my iPhone 6 may be in its death throes when it comes to support (last update was about a week ago) but IOS 12 was faster than its predecessor and while I have no way of comparing it to what it was 5 years ago with IOS 8, I do not remember the phone being any faster back then.
I remember reports of Apple releasing final updates that slowed down the EOL devices, but that hasn't so far happened to me with my first Apple product so far.