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Does Apple build 'planned obsolescence' into its products? French investigation to find out begins

Dec 30, 2017
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If Apple is doing it every other company on the planet does it much worse because Apple's products last longer and are supported longer than any other consumer product company on the planet.
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Oct 2, 2013
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Advancing technologies is not the same as planned obsolescence. iPhones last a long time. Might need a new battery, but they do last. And always new features in the OS, as more is developed. I don't see planned obsolescence.


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Oct 29, 2013
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That is ridiculous ! My 4s still works for those old apps that haven’t been upgraded beyond its capabilities. My present XS is what, 2018 ? and will probably be ok for at least another 2 years.
What do they expect of consumer electronics ?
Of course if they manage to force design life to extend, it will only benefit people like me who are not impressed by the new and shiny,and the second hand market !