sionascaig wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:15 am
Derek27 wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:03 pm
But I can assure you when it comes to crap, outdated technology, you can't design it to breakdown early - it does that anyway.
Do apple phones still start to run slowly just after an update & just before a new model is released?
No idea, I've never had an Apple phone.
The concept of 'planned obsolescence' is largely conspiracy theory, in my opinion. From the 1980s we had capitalism, competition, and What Hi-Fi, TV, Video magazine where poor products could easily be called out. The chances of every washing machine company on the market agreeing on how long a washing machine should last and trusting that nobody in the contract would cheat and make one last longer, coupled with the fact that in those days machines didn't have sophisticated microchips, are very slim.
As a trader you'll understand it's difficult enough to create a bot that works, nevermind one that works for 6 months and gradually reduces it's profits. How do you manufacture a mechanical device that works for a specified length of time?
Personally, if I had a phone that started slowing down for no reason, and the manufacturer said, "don't worry, give us £1000 for a new model", I'd switch to a different manufacturer.