My 2007 Macbook Pro is dying out on me 4 years after I bought it. Is this because execs at Cupertino decided the hardware should last only that long? Could Apple have produced an equivalent product at less or equal cost that lasts longer than 4 years? Has the company marketed the product in bad faith? If so, is this illegal?
I only use Apple as an example. I'm genuinely curious if manufacturers deliberately shorten the lifespan of their products and if this behavior is illegal.