Working from home? I wonder
If there is an increase in traffic to adult viewing that might correlate with these fondleslab sales?
All of the tablet vendors' Christmases have come at once: sales into the channel went through the roof in Q2 at levels only typically seen during the winter holiday quarter amid a coronavirus-induced buying frenzy. Shipments went up a whopping 26.1 per cent year-on-year globally to 37.542 million with all the major device …
A combination of iOS 9.x devices becoming obsolete and Covid-19.
I'd held off upgrading an iPad 3 which I'd had since March 2012. I remember getting it the week it came out, opting for the base 16GB model.
I'd chosen the base model because of the sealed battery and the £400 cost, there was no point buying more storage space, if it was going to get replaced in a year or two due to the sealed battery losing its capacity, so looked at what I needed at the time and kept things to a minimum.
It turns out it lasted me 8 years and the battery still shows 78% but over that time it went from a device that you couldn't fault out of the box, snappy and usable to practically unusable, due to a series of slow bloated/buggy software updates, to a point now where Safari resets virtually every time it attempts to open a complex web page.
Yet, the day I bought it, it was an absolute marvel, the Samsung retina display especially (and still probably better than the one on the iPad 2018, in terms of colour calibration). I really struggled to find fault with the device, back then.
I look at iOS today, it seems mostly full of useless bloat.
Useless to you and me maybe, but for Apple it is a veritable goldmine. That bloat makes the old Ipad or Iphone basically unusable, as you mentioned, which drives people to buy new I-Things. Definitely a win-win-win situation for Apple, the customer, and the environment.
Okay, maybe just 2 out of the 3 - Apple probably gets no joy from your upgrading. They just do it as a public service for the customers and environment. Seriously, who could think differently.
Ducks head as Apple fanbois chase me out the exit.
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