You really think it was designed to increase inequality? Seriously? That is for to laugh. It was designed to make money without regard to equality, inequality, sustainability, or anything else. It was designed to make money. This digital divide you talk about isn't intentional at all. It's worse than that because if it was intentional then it could be stopped in a fairly straightforward manner. Instead it's like an annoying little gnat that keeps flying in the face of these companies and surfacing at awkward times like a random fart floating around in the middle of a cocktail party. They address it with a program or an offer, give away some stuff every once in a while, and hope everyone quits noticing it and resumes throwing money at them. It's just a side effect and the companies making all this cool stuff really would prefer that every single person in existence could afford their stuff. They just aren't interested in doing anything to make that happen. Not their problem.