A few years ago, I had a Motorola flip phone. It worked great, took great pics, etc. Then, all of a sudden, it started eating batteries, making them drain with just one phone call. So, I bought more batteries - three in all - and they all did the same thing, drained in one phone call.
I went to ATT and asked the guy what was happening.
"Your phone is over two years old."
So you are saying that when a cell phone gets to a certain point in time after activation, it starts to malfunction?
"That's Motorola for you."
But, I had known for years, as a Computer Engineer, that they put what I call "death chips" into products that kill them after either
so many power ups,
so many calls,
a certain amount of time,
so many print cycles,
Since around 2002, all electronic products - even your blender if it has digital circuitry - will only work for a given period of time and then WILL STOP WORKING, EVEN IF NOTHING IS WRONG WITH IT!
This is the age we live in.
This forces everyone to get the latest thing. Which isn't so much about money, but about forcing the population into the latest era "smart" products which are constantly tracked and monitored at all times.
That's the real reason. Control.