Some biting tongue-in-cheek from Jeffrey Mincey on planned obsolescence.
Here’s the deal on planned obsolescence. It’s not a thing. Apple doesn’t engage in it. You can tell, because an iPhone 5s bought a few years ago still works, but actually works better than it did when new thanks to improvements to iOS 7, iOS 8 and iOS 9 and soon iOS 10. See? Not obsolete. It still works. Only better. That doesn’t sound like obsolete, does it?
It’s not a thing.