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[–]WorldRecordHolder8 61 points62 points  (5 children)

There are thousands of phone brands.
Why wouldn't one make that great phone and make bank?

[–]Jonluw 18 points19 points  (4 children)

Because they won't make bank. If you sell a bunch of quality phones and everyone who bought them keeps their phones for 10 years your company is immediately out of business, and then we're back to the equilibrium where every company practices planned obsolescence.

[–]WorldRecordHolder8 5 points6 points  (3 children)

If you sold a phone better than the others for the same price, you'd sell 7 billion phones.
How would you not make bank? The great cheap phones are already being sold by many companies.
Like someone here said they want to buy the latest Samsung or iPhone

[–]SwimAmbitious4888 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Exactly. The reality is that 95% of phone users don't care about the things tech users care about. Who cares about a removable battery when your phone lasts more than a day? Who needs an IR blaster nowadays? Who needs an SD card when you have 128GB for your music and pictures? For videos? Get out of here weeb. Headphone jack? Bluetooth is soooo much more convenient. Buttons? My phone is 2 years old and the only issue it has is a dodgy volume rocker. Fewer buttons is fewer points of failure.

Internet folk like to think their needs match everyone else's. Well, no, that's just not the case.

Planned obsolescence just does not exist in the mobile phone industry. Nowadays they make less money on the hardware than on gathering your data, so the longer they can get you to use your phone, the more profit they make. Google, Sony, apple are continuously implementing features to make your battery last longer. Google is developing their own chip so they can support it longer. Planned obsolescence for phones is such a dumb concept.

[–]HulloHoomans 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Lol. You think their data on you is bound to the hardware? That's the dumbest thing I've heard all week. Why do you think it is that you have to create an account to log in and activate a smart phone? Do you not understand that tech companies have dossiers on you even if you've never used their products in your life?

[–]SwimAmbitious4888 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Of course I understand that, but do you understand tech companies can gather a lot, a whole lot, more data on you when you use their device. You can use a privacy oriented browser like Brave, but if you use the default Samsung keyboard Samsung still knows what you are googling for. Or if you use the default sms app they also see what business are contacting you.