It’s about that time again. It’s about that time that your phone needs a new update. You see in the general settings requesting that you update your phone, but you must be connected again. Did you not just update your phone less than a month ago? Oh, but this update is way better. You need to do this update as soon as possible. Oh you don’t see it? How old is your device? Well here’s a list of items that can’t be updated, I forgot to put it in the fine print.
“This means the end of the road for a number of devices that are currently supported by iOS 9:
- iPad 2
- iPad 3rd gen
- iPad mini
- iPhone 4s
- iPod touch 5th gen
No iOS 10 support means no more updates, and no more updates means that not only will these devices begin accumulating unpatched security vulnerabilities, but app developers will slowly phase out support for them.
The hardware might still work, but the operating system is being left to rot.
Some of these devices, specifically from the iPad camp, are really popular. In fact, iOS 10 could send as many as 40 percent of existing iPads to the scrap pile.”-zdnet.com
As consumers, we always want all the new and shiny things, we make it a priority to be in the “in crowd”, being current, up to date with devices, especially new cellular devices. Apple has updated and changed their phone devices for many years now, and this current new update is wiping out devices that are literally going to have zero market value and will be considered scrap, obsolete.
“Planned obsolescence is a business strategy in which the obsolescence (the process of becoming obsolete—that is, unfashionable or no longer usable) of a product is planned and built into it from its conception. This is done so that in future the consumer feels a need to purchase new products and services that the manufacturer brings out as replacements for the old ones.”
So you mean to tell me I just spent so much money on this apple device and now I can’t use it anymore? Sorry!