Re: Bewildered. (That's grown-up speak for "wtf")
"After 30 days being unable to check for software updates it will refuse to run at all. An essential safety feature to keep you safe."
And after another 180 days there will be no more software updates as the next generation model is released.
On the point of phoning home is there any evidence yet of IoT devices that have no functional purpose connecting to internet, bricking because of a lack of internet access?