posted on Feb, 3 2013 @ 09:24 AM
Before I get started here is the definition of Planned Obsolescence:
Planned obsolescence or built-in obsolescence in industrial design is a policy of planning or designing a product with a limited useful life, so it
will become obsolete, that is, unfashionable or no longer functional after a certain period of time. Planned obsolescence has potential benefits
for a producer because to obtain continuing use of the product the consumer is under pressure to purchase again, whether from the same manufacturer (a
replacement part or a newer model), or from a competitor which might also rely on planned obsolescence.
For an industry, planned obsolescence stimulates demand by encouraging purchasers to buy sooner if they still want a functioning product. Built-in
obsolescence is used in many different products. There is, however, the potential backlash of consumers who learn that the manufacturer invested money
to make the product obsolete faster; such consumers might turn to a producer (if any exists) that offers a more durable alternative.
Estimates of planned obsolescence can influence a company's decisions about product engineering. Therefore, the company can use the least expensive
components that satisfy product lifetime projections. Such decisions are part of a broader discipline known as value engineering.
So I am an owner of an iPad 1, I purchased it probably 6 months after it came out. I purchased the 64GM 3G ipad it it cost about $1000 with
Now since Apple has rolled out their new ios6 (Around June 2012), the iPad1 is no longer being supported. In return applications that I have paid
money for are no longer being supported and ultimately they stop working like several application have so far.
SO basically Apple is now planning when they make their devices obsolete so those pesky non-apple sheeple will start purchasing their products a
little quicker. Now here comes the kicker, the apple sheeple will defend apple by stating the iPad1 cannot handle the graphics the ios6 displays. In
my opinion, even if it cant handle all the aspects, what is so wrong with having a light update so the users can continue using the apps they paid
SO if you own an Apple product, even if there is nothing wrong they will force you to buy a new one, since it is their business model. I have owned my
xbox for 6 years and Microsoft still updates it. My home screen looks like windows 8, they have updated the look/feel about once a year. I can now use
the internet, netflix, hulu, hbo, etc on my XBOX. All on the same hardware!! But to Apple, that is not possible.
-On a side note, in the forum at Apple they either are deleting my posts or since I keep posting it they are now editing it and taking out words that
I am using. Instead of legal, they like Technical. Also I keep using the words "Class Action Lawsuit" they don't like that either. They just stopped
me from being able to edit my posts as well. I am not even being an **s!
edit on 2/3/2013 by Djayed because: Added in something
edit on 2/3/2013 by Djayed because: had misinformation in the
post...want to keep it all true!
edit on 2/3/2013 by Djayed because: I am a math guy....