Schmidi wrote:Not a disrespect to you Beats Me, but Apple already has folks on a subscription plan, IE forced obsolescence via frequent OS updates forcing folks to upgrade hardware on regular intervals!
Except Apple supports OS updates on their devices for a veeery long time. Especially by consumer electronics and IT standards. I run OS X Yosemite (2014) on my 2008 MBP ffs.
I don’t want to sound like an Apple fanboy but I never understood this criticism. If anything, apple is the company out of the bunch that practices the least “planned obsolescence” whatever that means.
New android versions frequently can’t be installed on ONE year old flagship models. Compare that to my iPhone 4 (2010) running iOS 7 (2013).
Besides, nobody’s forcing you to upgrade. I have no plans to replace my iPhone 4 with iOS 7 despite iOS 8 already being out. It’s working just fine.
Maybe some people feel the urge to buy the latest gadget no matter what but that’s q whole other issue.
Out of any electronics brand, Apple products keep the highest resale value and most devices are being sold (both new and second-hand) for a long time. That’s the opposite of planned obsolescence.