re: Apple's Planned Obsolescence: Customer Revolt Brews
This article is ridiculous. Apple told MobileMe users over a year ago that MobileMe would be ending. Plus, all of your contacts, calendar, etc. is ported to iCloud if you want, or you can sync by plugging your iPhone into your Mac/PC.
This "planned obsolescence" is also a myth. Apple just announced that even the iPhone 3GS will run iOS 6 when it comes out. Fewer than 10% of Android phones can run Ice Cream Sandwich, and most can't even upgrade whatever version of Android they are running because Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, etc. won't make an update available. Planned obsolescence is MUCH more prevalent in the Android universe, where you can't upgrade even if you wanted to because an upgrade you find online may not work on your particular handset hardware. Yes, that includes the Samsung phones Feldman praises so highly.
Plus, there's no reason you need to upgrade your iPhone. It will keep working just fine. No, you won't have the most recent features which are part of the new OS, but that's your choice. There is no company which lets you add features to an older version of an OS, whether mobile device or PC. You have to upgrade to get the new features.