It delegitimizes the point. All companies pressure all users into upgrading at all times. There's no reason for this to be a "complaint" of yours. Car companies don't give their vehicles software updates, and they don't ask you to bring your vehicle in so they can install the new generation of brakes or airbags. Same with any industry.
Heh, so now you're trying to agree with me, I see.
The analogy to cars fails because car companies do not need to give software updates to their cars, for the simple and obvious reason most cars have very little user-facing software to speak of. "Brakes and airbags" are hardware, not software.
No one expects Apple to give old iPhones new cameras, or new chips or more RAM. All they expect is that Apple will not artificially hold back a feature from a phone that can handle it. Now, you are right (as I observed two posts ago) that many companies engage in this sort of behavior. That does not give Apple a pass, especially when Google updates its carrier-free unlocked Nexus phones as much as their hardware will allow.
It makes Apple just as bad as all those other customer-unfriendly companies out to squeeze users for a buck. The fact that the practice is relatively common does not mean no one should get upset by it, especially when people like you keep going on and on about how user-friendly Apple is.
Yes, and? Siri before Apple isn't what matters.
What, specifically, changed from Siri from the time it was acquired to the time it was released by Apple, that required the iPhone 4S/New iPad hardware to run it? Please be as specific and detailed as possible, and note that hackers have had Siri working on 3GS and iPhone 4 for six months now.
Yeah, Apple has never been known for their focus on user experience. That can't possibly have anything to do with it.
Judging by what they just did by ramming through iOS 6 maps, I'd say Apple is focusing less and less on "user experience."
Why do you assume the "user experience" of Siri on iPhone 4 would be worse than on a 4S? I want details. Is it just blind faith? You mentioned something about "sound dampening" technology or some nonsense that only the 4S has. How do you explain how Siri works on hardware without this mythical "sound dampening technology"? Can you explain how this technology works?
What is your explanation for all the hacks that got iPhone 4 to use Siri? Sorcery?
I rather think that it IS Google's fault for only ever having provided a non-Flash version of Street View to their iOS customers (Android, too?) in the first place. Is there much preventing a native web version thereof?
If you're asking why Google didn't write Streetview in HTML5, the answer is A) HTML5 was a horribly useless technology when Streetview first came out and B) HTML5 is still less functional for inlay-heavy interactive websites, especially considering all the Streetview APIs floating out there that are dependent on Flash. Uprooting that whole system in favor of HTML is a big effort, and until iOS 6 came out, was pointless because iOS devices could use streetview anyway.
But, Apple goes and ruins that. And, right on cue, you claim it's Google's fault all along. How dare Google code an app using Flash, then port it to iOS, and then ... have Apple remove their app! Bizarre.
Keep believing whatever you want to pretend to believe.
You just refuse to answer the question. When did you start liking Apple? Who first introduced you to their products, and when was the last time you used a competitor's? Ever thought about why?