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 I think you're mistaken with your cynicism; it's easier for Apple to behave like most Android handset manufacturers by not making any effort to supply system updates for current and older models.
A trip down memory lane to Dec 2008 yields:GS downgrades Apple, says new product at Macworld unlikely This analyst's 12 month target price?  $115Apple's actual price Dec 2009?  $195 Some analysis...
One of the reasons for hoarding old iPhones could be the relatively low prices offered by the "buyback" companies. The Apple approved reuse and recycling programme in the UK offers £27 for a pristine 32GB iPhone 3GS. It's a struggle to buy any new phone with the features of even the old 3GS for £27. Therefore if there's any chance of needing a spare handset, e.g. when travelling, it makes more sense to retain the iPhone than purchase a basic phone at a higher price.
 Lovely, more irony from you GTR about missing the point.The point of the article is about how much hardware isn't used but left to collect dust. Pooch was pointing out how his experience is counter to the article's findings. So, spare us your sanctimonious lectures about being civil, on topic and being anally-retentive.
The greatest irony being your post quoting Cretin's law moved the discussion towards that zero probability than my previous post contemplating what happens with old iPhone hardware.So, GTR, are you keeping the discussion civilised?
I haven't if the point of his post is that his old 3GS is being reused, for want of a better term, as a travel phone and has proven itself to be still versatile and useful wherever in the globe it may be.My issue is that the inaccuracy undermines confidence in believing the post.
I'm with jfanning on this one, when someone says they've been to Czechoslovakia with a phone made not more than four years ago I'm left wondering, did they go to the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, to both countries or to neither?
 This persistent meme is incorrect that the $150 million purchase of non-voting Apple stock by Bill Gates's Microsoft bailed out Apple.At the time (Aug 97) Apple still had $1230 million in cash and equivalents: Microsoft and Apple Affirm Commitment To Build Next Generation Software for MacintoshApple Inc. Form 10-K Annual Report, Filed Dec 5, 1997 
I went to the same London 2012 Olympics.I was giving a flag by Samsung promoters with Samsung on one side and the Official Olympic logos on the other side.I later went to an Olympic event to be told that "I couldn't keep that flag".I reminded the Olympic Apparatchik that "Samsung is an official Olympic sponsor",To which he replied "Yes, I know, but they didn't sponsor this particular event so their advertising is forbidden" and then ripped my flag!So much for respect of...
 Apathetic or not, it certainly has forced change. Before the Macintosh most PC users were using Command Line Interfaces, after its launch to now, most people using the Graphic User Interface. Microsoft Word and Excel were originally created for the Macintosh; Lotus 1-2-3 and WordPerfect were already well entrenched on the IBM PC.  Macintosh inspired Bill Gates and Microsoft to create Windows.  No Macintosh, no Office, No Windows, maybe even no Microsoft? Macintosh...
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