1. Company folds due to lack of funds
2. Company sells or reorganizes to collect funds and starts divulging user data to do so.
3. Governments come in and either silently snoop or shut them down.M
Yeah, I am a cynic and have little faith in humanity. Sorry.
God, I'm old.
The downside though is on less popular devices and even many popular ones you run into glitches like front camera not working, wifi disconnects, driver issues, etc. Still a great way to breath new life into an older but still useful device.
However, AT&T also knows that any punishment is likely to be a slap on the wrist and an order to comply in the future and is deemed an acceptable expense, and possibly lesser than the expense to set it up right, and respect customers.
This happened to me while driving.
Limited frequency range
Limited dynamic range
Extremely slow random access seek times
High noise levels
Physical space sink/clutter
Relatively short life/easily damaged
This is hipster tripe....
I don't have enough room on my phone to hold that much music. I could use a cloud alternative, but then that would require me to buy a shit ton of albums, and then clog up harddrive space with ripped CD's. Streaming doesn't really use up that much data, so it's really not a problem for me. My biggest issue is ads on YouTube while I'm on mobile. They should switch to some static image or something if you're on mobile.
If you pay the $10 per month for google play, you get bonus youtube features, including no ads, and plays with screen off (stopping the video stream as far as I can tell)
To answer the GP's Why question... I have a 64GB phone. It is full with apps, photos and some music. With streaming (google play in my case), I can get any song I want, and even have it recommend new music. I have found several new bands this way.
The difficult we do today; the impossible takes a little longer.