…ese devices, fixing them, or even fully disabling hardware features has become much more difficult. That’s created a new status quo of slender electronics that corporations have full control over — displacing you, the consumer who paid a lot of cash to “own” a modern smartphone.
I dislike the direction they’ve gon — eliminating the button (for facial recognition) and the headphone port (forcing everyone to get a stupid dongle or use wireless headphones). Now the phones and tablets are getting too thin. Yup, such a thing as too thin in tech as it is with people. When something becomes too thin, it is frail and fragile. More and more people are finding their phones and tablets have a hint of a bend in them even when they are new out of the box and are being told that it totally normal. Um, no. I paid a fortune for the mini computer in my hands — I want it to be robust and have a damn button and a headphone jack. I don’t need my phone to be big enough to watch tv on but so thin it bends at the hint of any friction.