10 Ways Electronics Are Designed To Fail To Force You To Spend More Money

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Popularity / Style Obsolescence is the reason the flip phone died and the smart phone lives. Flip phones worked perfectly fine and they did not break as easily.

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An example of planned obsolescence in product design is the placement of heat-sensitive capacitors in the hottest area on a circuit board, next to the heat sink. The heat destroys parts of your laptop forcing you to buy another.

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