Wil explains capitalism for technology writers.
Apple’s ulterior motive is profit and the plan is to introduce better products with each new iteration, which, at some point a few years down the road, means old products become obsolete. It’s planned obsolescence.
It’s a thing. I’m OK with that. How so?
Your iPhone 6s has improved every year since you bought it, thanks to new versions of iOS that launch with new iPhones every year. That’s right. Apple made your iPhone better every year with a series of timely updates and upgrades.
How does planned obsolescence work in a world where Apple’s products actually improve every year for five or six years?