Tech Class Comic

Tech Class Comic

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  • And by "today", I literally mean TODAY, like right after tech class on May 13th . . .
  • Hey JI232! Let me talk to you about how "Planned Obsolescence" came into my life today
  • So anyway, I just came back from giving Thor his walk, listening to some music on my iPhone
  • Thor
  • And today . . . my phone went dead. Like dead. Like it's black. Exactly like the way you see here.
  • This is my iPhone XR. I got it about two years ago (almost upgrade time)
  • Why don't you just go to Apple to get it fix? You might ask?
  • Yeah . . . confession.I broke the screen six months ago. And since I only had eight months left before an upgrade . . . I uh
  • got it fixed with a bootleg screen from Pacific Mall . . .
  • Yes . . . my dad already gave me the lecture already about buying bootleg electronics from Pacific Mall . . . learned my lesson about voiding warranties
  • Then again . . . My childhood was spent buying illegal bootleg movies from there with him so . . .
  • Anyways this phone pretty much useless to me right now
  • And getting another bootleg screen to fix it isn't feasible during lockdown
  • So, what's a man got to do. . . well, I guess it WAS time for a new iPhone . . . I like the iPhone 12 . . .
  • $1000
  • What I have experienced is "Planned Obsolescence"
  • My iPhone only lasted so long before it needs to be replaced . . .
  • As tech consumers, I think that needs to be something we are at least aware of . . . and maybe I could be a little more careful with my electronics
  • And now, I'm ready to run back to Apple and buy their newest iPhone12
  • . . . Thanks for reminding me, Appa
  • Anak, you know this wouldn't have happened if you just repaired it correctly
  • So today I learned that planned obsolescence means that electronics are becoming less durable but people are still willing to buy the newest and latest iPhone . . . yes that's me
  • And this contributes to excess e-waste . . . I know I should feel guilty about it . . . I swear I do
  • and not try to fix them with bootleg products . . .
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