Re: Programmed Obsolescence
> why put up with the abysmal battery life and performance when you could just use a dumb phone instead?
That's a different, also irrelevant issue*; What bothers me is the fact I can't just upgrade/change the OS of my phone, like on a "normal" computer; On a phone you depend on the generosity of the manufacturer, and the fact Apple is more generous than Google doesn't change much. Can you install the latest iOS on a 2008 iPhone (that would be the original one)? AFAIK not, so it's the same problem.
* Obviously I've got a cheap replacement, but I still miss the old phone, because it had features I would need to pay well over $1000 to get nowadays. And it still works just fine, so the commercially dictated OS lock-in is the only reason to bin it.