Must be a very small part of the reason because Apple’s profit margin is a lot higher than that. It’s easier for Apple anyway because they own the hardware and software. If you don’t use Qualcomm or Mediatek, you don’t have to negotiate to try to get longer driver support.
Apple has the hardware, software, drivers, firmware all in its own hands. In addition, the number of models they have to test is very small. Only Samsung already has more models than Apple and that is only one manufacturer – that makes testing a lot easier.
I would say well done Apple because it is nice that they indeed last a long time, but actually I believe that almost the opposite is true. The Android manufacturers should be ashamed, brand new phones that 2 years later no longer get an update? Why is this accepted.
Linux can be installed on hardware from the year zero and you will still get updates! Windows almost the same, but phones are apparently special because the support just ends there after a few years. I don’t care who’s to blame here:
– Google because Android has a bad driver model and apparently semi-coupled to the Android version itself?
– Qualcomm/Mediatek etc because they don’t want to release new drivers for old Android versions?
– The smartphone manufacturer (Samsung/Xiaomi etc) because they are too lazy/don’t want to spend money on older hardware?
Would be fine if the EU or another large organization intervenes here and obliges manufacturers to ensure that smartphones get a lot longer support. And not from 2 to 3 years – but about 8. The hardware itself (with the exception of the battery) is now suitable for it and the environment would certainly benefit from it.
[Reactie gewijzigd door Xthemes.us op 30 december 2021 15:32]