The Price of Upgrades
No matter what type of device you've got, by now you'll be familiar with the constant stream of software updates, and the frequent releases of hardware updates that are ever enticing you to buy a new device and enjoy the recently added features.
No matter what type of device you’ve got, by now you’ll be familiar with the constant stream of software updates, and the frequent releases of hardware updates that are ever enticing you to buy a new device and enjoy the recently added features.
One thing that’s rarely considered, however, is whether these new updates and devices are really worth the cost. Software updates are usually free of charge, but of course the updated device releases are not. Today, this is what we’re going to be talking about.
The Price of Upgrades
Let’s start with the software upgrades. Of course you don’t have to pay for these, generally, but are they worth your time? With most devices, yes! Bringing the release of a whole new generation of software with significant changes, bug fixes, or new features that are a genuine step up from what we had before is always worth it. But unfortunately not all updates are like this… Apple, we’re looking at you.
Often, the software updates (and indeed, the hardware upgrades) are a bit pointless. Apple release a huge number of updates that, seemingly, do very little. There have been some significant software releases in the last few years that have added new features and a new look to Apple devices, but they’re a drop in the ocean compared to those that have done effectively nothing.
Device upgrades on the other hand are most definitely not free. Are those worth it? We’d love to be able to say a straight up yes! For some they will be. Those who always need to have the very latest technology with the most up to date features. Those who need such things, for work or for their hobbies, and those who just enjoy it. For the most part, though, we’d have to say no.
Providing your device works fine and functions at a level that you’re happy with, whatever the device and it’s purpose, then you don’t need an upgrade, and they’re not really worth the money. As technology is so expensive these days, it’s something to keep in mind. With new models of flagship devices being released every year, keeping up with the latest updates will end up costing you a small fortune.
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