And it's not like the OS updates you are talking about are exactly Apples to Apples. What features does Android drop to ensure compatibility with older devices? And Apple? Anyway, I think I understand what your response was about. Take care.
Free markets don't exist. they need an infinite amount of land, resources, perfect and complete information for all players on this market.
If resources were infinite then why would we need markets, or money? These exist precisely to manage scarcity, so that we know how best to allocate our limited resources in the most efficient way possible. If everything were as plentiful and accessible as the oxygen that I breathe, how would I be able to charge for it?
A free market is simply one where people are allowed to make their own choices rather than having the choices of others imposed on them. There are no other requirements. (though I would love to hear the logic you use to arrive at your conclusions) At least you are right in saying that purely free markets exist nowhere in the world...
In other words, it is a complete non-issue for people who update their software more often than once a month. Think about it this way, 95% of miners accomplished this.
Computer Science is the only discipline in which we view adding a new wing to a building as being maintenance -- Jim Horning