How does that "improve the industry"?
By sending business back to Blackberry and the various Android-based phones?
"The romance between Spock and Uhura was completely cliche and unnecessary."
Actually, it's a reference to a very important historical point from TOS. The episode "Plato's Stepchildren" contained the first ever interracial kiss on television, between Spock and Uhura.
Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will be dear to you. -- Thomas Jefferson