Our homes, our cars, our jobs — these are things we may often take for granted, but they tend to last us for quite some time. But what about things like your cell phone? We have some news for you.
According to The Guardian, tech company Apple recently announced that their new iOS 11 will only be good on 64-bit devices. This means that the iPhone 5 and 5C, along with several other devices, will essentially become obsolete. It also means that some games and apps on these phones may stop working.
The newer version of the Apple operating system comes with a new App store and interface but removes the support for their 32-bit apps and phones. Ultimately this means that anyone with an iPhone 5 or 5C won’t be able to receive software updates or important security fixes. This goes for the iPad 4, as well. The idea of iPhones going out of date is common among different industries. Its also the case in a data center industry. In fact, data centers more than seven-years-old are considered out of date as per Green Computing norms. However, the average life of a data center is nine years.
This also means those iPhone users who own any phone, including the latest iPhone 7, may not be able to receive the updates or download some apps if they have the 64-bit system. Any apps that are on their phone and are coded only for a 32-bit system will no longer work once they update their phones to iOS 11. So, is buying a new iPhone 7 with a 32-bit the best choice for you right now? A brand-new iPhone 7 purchased from the Apple store will set you back at least $549. You can buy a refurbished iPhone for a fraction of the cost.
Along with iPhones becoming outdated and irrelevant, there are many other things out there that lose their value after use. The Insider says divorce rates are common but getting a lesser price than what you’d expect for turning in your diamond is even more common. Most jewelers tend to get their diamonds they sell on consignment from a wholesale seller. They probably wouldn’t buy a diamond from a private seller because that would force them to invest in the diamond.
iPhones, diamonds, and data centers — while they are super reliable and important to us, their value can decrease over time. Is there anything in your home that you think might go out-of-date after some time?
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