Apple just declared war on built-in-obsolescence

Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

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  1. Gary Tamblyn says:

    I’m reading this on a perfectly good iPad which Apple no longer supports in iOS / security updates. I personally think a big selling point for Apple could be to support older products for a lot longer, even if Apple have to CHARGE a small fee for updates to really old products. Apple products generally last for years. What’s the point of paying for good build quality, if built-in-obsolescence (BIO) means I need to have it recycled after 5 or 6 years. Normal watches last decades, what’s great about an expensive high tech watch that isn’t supported after several years (I should say I’m not sure if any Apple Watch has become obsolete yet, but undoubtedly they will). If there needs to be BIO, then apple should be transparent about it, and let you know at time of purchase. In fact, they could, and perhaps should, add a visible BIO countdown on the device itself.

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