iOS 12 is more evidence you should buy an iPhone, not an Android phone
If on September 20, 2013, you walked into an Apple Store and purchased a brand-new iPhone 5S, and have kept using it ever since, later this year you will be able to upgrade the software to iOS 12. The iPhone 5S launched with iOS 7 that year, has since been discontinued, and yet will still receive the latest version of the Apple operating system. That’s five years later.
The iPhone 5S was up against the Samsung Galaxy S4 in 2013. A new one came with Android 4.2 installed, and was subsequently updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which launched in 2016 never officially arrived, and the chances of 2018’s Android P software being released for it are absolutely zero.
That’s not really good enough, and it’s representative of the gulf between the way Apple and Android manufacturers handle vital software updates.
Apple’s WWDC 2018 announcement that iOS 12 would be available for devices launched as far back as 2013 is proof positive that if you want continued, timely software updates for your phone, buy an iPhone. And the absolute worst thing you can do is buy an Android phone.