Hi Vianney! Very great take one the phone recycling issue. I just wrote about planned obsolescence on phones but by that point I haven’t read your piece yet. I thought the only obstacle in recycling is that (I assumed) most people won’t bother, but you just pointed out that recycling itself is inefficient.
Yes to sustainability for both hardware and software! Even is the hardware is sustainable, there’s the issue that Apple devices eventually become unusable because they no longer qualify for updates. It’s great for consumerism that everything is designed for obsoletion, but it’s not great when you have a 1st generation iPad that would still operate except that few apps can work with the obsolete OS.
“Fair Tech” sounds like a great concept. I would like to believe that it’s possible to purchase an iPhone that can last 4–6 years because they’ve made it possible to swap the battery. However, the effect on the company’s backend is going to be a deterrent for them to engineer that type of device.
The iPhone 6s is a great phone, even for 2018. My father bought me one as a gift about a year ago and I couldn’t (and still can’t) be happier.
I prefer the headphone jack, bezels, and a home button FEELING like a button. Also I prefer to save hundreds of dollars when it comes to buying phones. The 6s fulfills all these…
It’s a nice idea, but you’re missing a couple of key facts that will drive a real obsolescence of the 6s.
I’m coming up on 2 years with my iPhone 7. Nothing has excited me about the incremental changes in the new phones. And I do not like the whole idea of Face ID and no home button. It seems to me the only things needed to keep my phone going are the occasional thorough cleanout of the Lightning jack and eventually a battery replacement. Thanks for the…
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