Commentary on Apple Iphone
I may be naive about this and maybe at some point in Steve Jobs Reign over apple, I ask myself if he had a hand in the “planned obsolescence” discovery for the Iphone, only to boost sales and keep the snowball rolling uphill.
I have been a part of the more than the past 8 or so versions of the Iphone, and drank the koolaid, thinking that my phone was just getting slow because they were writing code for the newer phones, and leaving my current 1 year old phone in the dust.
It was a happy feeling every time I would upgrade to the latest phone AFTER much pain and the swamping of 2-3 phones, 2 new SiM Cards, desperation, complete phone wipes, long tech calls with Apple. As a tech, I suspected planned Obsolescence, and after removing every possible scenario that could take place, I realized it was not healthy for me to have a phone older than 1 to 1 1/2 year old or 2 versions back, as it just caused me pain beyond what I could handle with gross inefficiencies in performances.
I literately did all of the above with my Iphone 6+ until one day, I felt I could not do my efficiently perform job when the phone would freeze, reboot, and just make me wait 30 seconds for a contact come up, only to kick me out when I was texting…Sound familiar?
Apple should be ashamed of themselves, and well if they pay, so will we, but they need to pay. Apple users are like no other, they are Loyalists and must have their Apple, even if it does not come with a button, or a headphone or charge jack, they will still move forward, thinking everyone else is doing it so I just must be narrow-minded, so I jump on the train.
I have tried Android and it comes with its set of pain and frustration with bad versions. I now have upgraded to the Apple 8Plus (8 core CPU makes up for all the crap in their IOS) and I love it, but for how long? Is apple going to STOP undermining itself to sell phones? Time will tell and the world will dictate what they should do, or they will surely be the Ipod of the future.