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Planned obsolescence: Yes, they do want you to buy a new phone every year

Molly Wood Oct 30, 2013
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Planned obsolescence: Yes, they do want you to buy a new phone every year

Molly Wood Oct 30, 2013
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Are big tech companies even interested in making gadgets that lasts forever? The conspiracy theory here is something called “planned obsolescence.” Catherine Rampell, economics reporter for The New York Times, has a new column about the planned obsolescence of Apple’s iPhone.

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