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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.
Originally posted by samkent
They may not be first but you are not abandoned next year.
Originally posted by Auricom
reply to post by Djayed
I have the old iPod Touch (and later models) and none of them support iOS6. Just wanted to point that out. But I agree with you. The problem I see is that you spend so much money on applications and only a short while later, you can no longer use them seeing that the iPad/iPod you bought can no longer "handle" them after the updates.
Originally posted by Djayed
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 insurance.
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.
Originally posted by wmd_2008
why do the apps stop working and what ones?