People still need new phones because their old ones break.
Yes, what is wrong with buying last years model which will be practically the same as this years model, but costing less? Just like the lottery, it's called the stupid tax and that is one tax I choose not to pay.
Maybe a better way of doing something was found that you the end consumer doesn't notice but makes sense from an engineering standpoint.
You truly believe that? Unless there was a recall or something broken, Apple isn't going to go out of it's way to cut into profit margins and spend on R&D...
"Never give in. Never give in. Never. Never. Never." -- Winston Churchill