...dammit, I swore I wouldn't be dragged into this thread...
Funny Fuji and Ricoh does firmwares to improve performance on their cameras even 'old ones' (for todays standards of 'old'), Apple and others do firmwares to actually kill the gear and make you obsolete every 3 months or so. But again, Sony and Olympus release cameras quite a few times a year with very MINOR upgrades on the cameras.
Like Luke said is planned obsolescence and I personally hate that. Back in the day camera manufacturers would promote their a camera to last a lifetime and we still can use them now. Good luck with any of the new ones in 10 years time. 16 mega what? no wifi?...geeze how people could shoot that way.
A camera is a single purpose device. A computer, smartphone, or tablet are different things entirely. Much more complex, so you're kind of comparing Apple with…oranges?
I don't upgrade either because each is iteration makes the device that much slower.
In other news apple will be installing Beats music with the next upgrade. Every phone gets a thug installed for free!
Excuse me - could all those on the "Ticked off with Apple" bench please budge up a bit?
I thought I had seen the last of Apple's insidious, pernicious ways years ago when I escaped from the "garden" but I lent out an SD card to be used to get some files from a Mac to a printer yesterday. Today I found a "Trashes" folder on there that was the very devil to get rid of.
I'm intrigued. I could play Zork again...
I have an iPhone 6+ on the way, supposed to get here tomorrow - I'm pretty psyched for the real estate and suspect my iPad mini is gonna see a LOT less use. But time will tell.
Colour me envious. I really wanted one, but after I found I could not use it one handed (I read at night in bed before sleep and need to do that) and then fumbled it (I also fumbled the 6 which seemed like a good upgrade from my 4S) I went home with a 5S. Still have my mini. But, after selling my iPad3 last week, I'm up for an Air2. I do seem to so a surprising amount of editing of photos on iPad, didnt think I'd miss the larger screen size and oh boy, I do!! Air2 this week or next.
It'll probably steal a lot of time from my Kindle too, which I'll just use outdoors at the beach and stuff where glare is a real issue on a backlit screen...