People Bought Fewer New iPhones Because They Repaired Their Old Ones

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People Bought Fewer New iPhones Because They Repaired Their Old Ones

Post by Afro_Vacancy » 5 months ago

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/arti ... r-old-ones

I've had right-wing people actually tell me that planned obsolescence is impossible.

"If a company practiced planned obsolescence, it would be beaten by a competitor that made a product that lasted longer. Therefore it's impossible."

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Re: People Bought Fewer New iPhones Because They Repaired Their Old Ones

Post by rclark » 5 months ago

Apple charges people ninety nine dollars annually, just to have an "Apple ID". This is what you need to
make a tool for iPhones/iPads, although they do allow people to use their XCode suite, which is free
software on a MAC machine that lets you do a lot of development.

There software now is has a lot of issues with it. Just making different software keys in XCode 10.1, the
user has to scroll down the window, and they can make duplicate key names, which confuses external
software that can be used with it.

One such case is Embarcadero (now Idera), which pushes out Delphi and C++ software that can run
on both Android and iPhone devices.

Embarcadero's iPhone software doesn't even work now.

Apples older xCode versions seem to deal with their certificates a lot better than there latest 2018
version does.

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Re: People Bought Fewer New iPhones Because They Repaired Their Old Ones

Post by Uncle Grandfather » 5 months ago

Of course Apple doesn't like people repairing their products, they want you to instead either bring your Apple product in to the Genius Bar where they can shaft you with exorbitant prices, or cave in and buy a new iPhone/MacBook. At this point their planned obsolescence is so blatant that anyone who says otherwise is lying to themselves (just look at how iOS updates kill performance in older model iPhones, or the battery throttling). In fairness, Apple aren't the only ones guilty of this; Nvidia (a graphics card manufacturer) is well known for gimping their older GPUs with driver updates that cripple their performance.

"Unauthorized" repair shops that specialize in Apple products have existed for years, but Apple kept doing great financially. So I think it's a bit disingenuous of Cook to assume faltering iPhone sales are due in large part to more people getting their phones repaired. Some more likely culprits are Apple being arrogant and thinking $750.00 for their "cheap phone" and $1,000.00+ for their flagship are reasonable prices. It's plausible that people, even devout Apple fans, have gotten smart and realized these are atrocious deals.

So yeah, Apple is a scummy company that actually tries to stonewall efforts at right to repair ordinances and even gets the government involved in seizing parts to repair their subpar products. And to top this off, they are guilty of planned obsolescence, despite some of their products costing over $1,000.00. Really, buying an Apple product shows you're a consumer whore who doesn't do any research ahead of time and only buys things because they're shiny or they look cool. Case in point: most iPhone cases have a hole in their shell so as not to cover the silver Apple logo.



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