“There’s a slightly strange piece in the NYT by Catherine Rampell arguing that maybe, just maybe, Apple is using planned obsolescence in order to get people to upgrade their iPhones,” Tim Worstall reports for Forbes.
“The thing is, it is actually true that there’s planned obsolescence in Apple’s iKit, as there is in all other modern day consumer electronics,” Worstall reports. “It’s just not that it is being planned by Apple or any of the other manufacturers.”
“With Apple’s iOS there have been advances of course: the new animations in iOS 7 can make a fair old call on chip processing. But it’s also possible to turn them off. There’s really very little software bloat in this OS,” Worstall reports. “But I do say that there is indeed planned obsolescence even if it’s not Apple doing it and that’s true. It all comes down to something called ‘tin whiskers,'”
Much more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “JES42” for the heads up.]