Wil Gomez on Mac360 slices and dices another ridiculous idea in mainstream technology media:
Ewan Spence, writing for the Forbes contributor network and talking monkey circus show, says Apple has a sneaky strategy to replace your MacBook Pro.
Manufacturers plan to make products that do not last forever. After all, if they did, such products would be so expensive that few could afford them, manufacturers might not make much money, so they all got together and came up with this slimy sneaky planned obsolescence gimmick to take advantage of uninformed customers. You know, like what politicians do with voters.
Besides, how does one explain that an iPhone bought two years ago, say, an iPhone 6 Plus, is better today than it was when purchased in 2014? Because Apple upgraded— at no charge to customers– iOS, all the way to iOS 10. Yes, macOS Sierra– which runs on older Macs and makes them better than when they were new (up to a point)– works the same way. Doesn’t that kind of make the sneaky planned obsolescence argument look silly?