In economics and industrial design, planned obsolescence is a policy of planning or designing a product with an artificially limited useful life or a purposely frail design, so that it becomes obsolete after a certain pre-determined period of time upon which it decrementally functions or suddenly ceases to function, or might be perceived as unfashionable.
Planned obsolescence = means that stuff is made to break specifically and intentionally.
Planned obsolescence is a business model for a lot of these companies now. What sucks is when it’s your smart phone or car and it will break down every 60K miles. The phones only last how long? I would say it would make sense 3-4 years, which is the duration of a grade school. They rotate ’em out.