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Re: Feedback from the community -> ARM

On 6/14/21 1:53 PM, Diederik de Haas wrote:
> On maandag 14 juni 2021 13:15:07 CEST Adrian Bunk wrote:
>> Any solution to the abandonware problem for consumer products has to be
>> political, you need a law mandating for how many years repairs and
>> security updates have to be available.
> There is another type of solution that you can do right now:
> vote with your wallet

This is actually the only solution you have. You cannot force any manufacturer
to provide support, service parts and updates for many years if you buy a simple
consumer device.

There are companies that offer products with longer support times, but those are
naturally more expensive because providing support over such a long time costs
a lot of money to maintain.

My old iPhone 5s that was released in 2013 is still receiving security updates after
all these years. So there are actually companies offering that service. But again,
an iPhone is more expensive than a comparable Android device.


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