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Why do people like stuff just relased

I find it awful, but then after a year or so they get nice. After 4 years they start to rot. I think people should slow down



#1 Skittles, Feb 12, 2018
It's the New Style!
#2 dontpanicbobby, Feb 12, 2018
You mean phones? I'm not wholly sure I agree. It's true that many devices have issues when first released, but while waiting a few months will help dodge those problems it's not clear to me that they get better after that. For every phone where later software is better you'll find examples where people complain that updates have ruined it. Some are just resistance to change, but there are cases where battery life degrades, or bugs are introduced and not fixed for months. It's not a one way street, but I definitely wouldn't say that as a rule they get better with time. And certainly with time batteries degrade (slower if you know how to look after them, but still happens).

So in my book there's the risk of early production problems if you buy an absolutely new model, but after that the only sure thing is that you'll get used to the phone, which means that if you aren't a restless novelty-seeker you'll have an extended period when you can just use it comfortably without having to give it much thought. But I'd not say that a year old model is better than a 4 month old one as a rule, other than in price.
#3 Hadron, Feb 12, 2018
It seems like 18 months is the limit. Original device then +model then new release.

Seems to be working.
#4 dontpanicbobby, Feb 12, 2018
Oh, I tend to go 3-5 years - it feels wrong to me to replace something like this unless it actually needs replacing (and then I can be so damned picky that it takes me half a year to find a replacement!). But conversely if I only bought a phone that was a year old at that point it would also mean I'd only get about one year of updates.

Thoughgh I do understand the appeal of that: last year I was so dissatisfied with the options available that I did seriously consider buying a HTC 10, because while slightly big for me it would be solid and I knew how it performed, and the price was very good at one point. But you know, I'm ok now with a small if less robust phone and 3 years of updates.
#5 Hadron, Feb 12, 2018
Personally, until the OS on it is four orthree versions out of date, it's not nedeed for updates in my opinion.
#6 Skittles, Feb 12, 2018
I can't wait that long @Skittles
#7 dontpanicbobby, Feb 12, 2018
#8 Skittles, Feb 12, 2018
Nah, three versions like lolipop is actually.
#9 Skittles, Feb 12, 2018
Why @Skittles?

Cause they keep getting shinier! :cool:
#10 dontpanicbobby, Feb 12, 2018
I was actually using Lollipop until a few months ago. I still am on my tablet, but that's a more specialised device than my phone (i.e. I use it for a few specific tasks, mainly for work, and if I didn't have those requirements I'd not own one at all. Hence it's a much less personal device than my phone).

But there is also no doubt that despite running well-optimised software, based on a release from a couple of years earlier, my old phone had slowed down a lot. If I'd not been so picky I'd probably have replaced it 12-18 months earlier than I did (i.e. at 3 years old rather than 4.5), and certainly it was limping by the time I did change it. And conversely I now notice just how sluggish my tablet is every times I open an app or, especially, update a bunch of apps (my phone will update 4 or 5 apps in the time it takes the tablet to update one). It's safe because as I say it has a specific function and it still does that well enough, but it feels much older now than it did when it was being compared to a 2013 phone...
#11 Hadron, Feb 12, 2018

Well, that's overrated and also, it's weird that people tink they need new stuff but they actuallly mostly don't.
#12 Skittles, Feb 12, 2018
I got my s5 in late 2015, not in 214 after the relase so it dosen't seem that old, shortly after my cousin got an s7 or a5 and I was left with the s5. I still love it.
#13 Skittles, Feb 12, 2018
The basis of most of Western society is convincing people to buy stuff they don't need and replace stuff that's working just fine.
#14 Hadron, Feb 12, 2018
The hard but is remembering your old stuff is still good. I keep my old phones and use them every once and awhile. Not for the call functions so much but as a mini-PC.
#15 dontpanicbobby, Feb 13, 2018
I'm actually closer to eastern conderinng I live in south-east europe.
#16 Skittles, Feb 13, 2018
If it's a capitalist society, same concept.
#17 Hadron, Feb 13, 2018
I keep my cars, computers and wives long after they are considered current. Phones not so much. ;)
#18 lunatic59, Feb 13, 2018
I'm more 'eastern' than you. :p
#19 mikedt, Feb 13, 2018
Of course.
#20 Skittles, Feb 14, 2018