G'day gents If you bought the iPhone X for $1500 today, ignoring warranties or explicit guarantees, how long would you expect it to continue working normally for? 1/2/3/4/5 years? Why? Obviously all electronic devices and components have duty cycles and a design life, but if the cheapest burner phone costs $100 and is expected to last 12 months, how long should a $1500 phone last? I've got an iPhone 6S that died in a similar fashion to bricking, less than a week ago while charging. It set me back $1220 about 2.5 years ago. I'm currently using an old iPhone which is still rock solid 7.5 years later. I've also got an even older Samsung which is also still working normally. This got me thinking, what corners have been cut with the newer models such that they're dying this soon, and realistically, how long should we expect the latest and greatest to continue to function normally for?