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"The Sonos outrage exposes the smart home's expensive flaw"

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I don't understand it. It seems like apple does this every few years and no one bats an eye but anyone else and it's like they are killing your first born.

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It's the difference between custom installed hardware and handheld gadgets. When something is hardwired into the home, the cost, disruption and hassle involved with upgrading it is greater, assuming it's even possible. I don't blame the user for not expecting to have to do so for at least a decade once installed.

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It's the difference between custom installed hardware and handheld gadgets. When something is hardwired into the home, the cost, disruption and hassle involved with upgrading it is greater, assuming it's even possible. I don't blame the user for not expecting to have to do so for at least a decade once installed.

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And that is how old the Sonos models not getting updates are. And no one is killing them. Just not new features

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4 hours ago, msgreenf said:

And that is how old the Sonos models not getting updates are. And no one is killing them. Just not new features

While I agree with you, I think some of the frustration is the concern and admitted risk that some current features (connections to current sources that work right now) may not continue to work in the future if those companies change something and Sonos can't make that new connection work on the old software.  However, that was always a risk with a device like the Sonos, which relies heavily on other companies allowing / enabling connections like this.  Realistically, the same risk exists for Heos or C4 audio.  At some point, Pandora, TuneIn, or Amazon Music could disable access for our devices, or change how devices connect / authorize to a way that cannot be overcome with our current hardware.  That is just the risk we all take when we chose to have "higher than average" tech in our homes.

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40 minutes ago, eggzlot said:

Windows 7 was released Oct 2009.  It’s not supported anymore.  Where is the outrage?

I'm still upset about windows xp

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7 hours ago, eggzlot said:

im in the middle of moving my mother in law's XP laptop to a Win 10 machine.  talk about a learning curve for the user....

Be glad you skipped Vista - that was the worst UI/UX of all

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On 1/26/2020 at 6:19 PM, turls said:

Seems to apply to the attitude towards Control4 obsolescence as well. 

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/sonos-outrage-legacy-speakers

difference with C4 is updates are optional so if you have older hardware if you do not upgrade it will continue to function until it physically does not operate.

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