Planned obsolescence is a purposefully implemented strategy that ensures the current version of a given product will become out-of-date or useless within a known time period. This guarantees that zombie consumers and iDiots will demand replacements in the future, thus naturally supporting demand and lining corporate pockets while leveraging our children's future on margin and raping the Earth for profit. In some instances, this can even motivate multiple sales of the same object to the same consumerist zombie. Obsolescence can be achieved through the introduction of a superior replacement or a product design meant to cease proper function within a specific window, or by cultivating desirability of new versions over older ones.
Hence, the saying "they don't make them like they use to". As there ain't none of it in this bad ass machine.