Are You A Slave To Apple? Sprint's 'Iphone For Life' Criticized By Experts

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Sprint has released a new way to upgrade your phone with "iPhone For Life," but how does it really stack up compared to the traditional method?

Apple's newest release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been the talk of the tech town all week now and experts have been weighing in on it. While the phones are surely a step up from the iPhone 5s, it once again brings up the topic of consumerism in the tech world. Many Apple fans upgrade their phones relentlessly these days without a single thought of whether or not they actually need the newest phone.

Of course, that is not to say that there is not an actual benefit of upgrading; new tech is always nice, however, people need to realize the harm they are causing with their conquests for the latest and greatest. Sprint's "iPhone For Life," program is the perfect example of this in sense that it allows costumers to lease phones instead of buying them for about the same price of a typical monthly plan.

Sounds great until you realize that Sprint just made you a perpetual consumer.

Mail Online is now reporting that their are several high profile critics of Sprint's "iPhone For Life" program, such as James Hart, the Strategic Director at Carat. He is steadfast in his opinion, stating that this a is a "modern form of slavery." While others may not go to the same extreme in their critiques, Apple's brand loyalty is definitely beginning to be worrisome.

The "iPhone For Life" may sound wonderful on the outside, however, what happens when the phone breaks? Almost anyone who has had an iPhone has experienced the dreaded cracked screen, or worse - a drop into water.

If this were to happen while leasing the phone there would be some unfortunate consequences for the lease holder.

Overall, the "iPhone For Life" plan may be great for some, but before you go jumping on the bandwagon, you should definitely take a moment to weigh the pros and cons.