Constant Releasing of New Smartphones is Exhausting Consumers, Survey Shows

Companies are constantly upgrading their smartphones and often have several models on the go at once. The overwhelming choice and never-ending update cycles is leaving consumers exhausted.

According to a survey commissioned by the environmental group Greenpeace, more than half of consumers agree that manufacturers are releasing too many new models—many designed to only last a few years. Most users, it seems, actually want their phones to be easier to repair and upgrade by components.

Many consumers also felt companies are doing a poor job of making their devices recyclable.

According to the survey, the most important feature for new smartphones is battery life.