We live in a economy that is based on permanent grow, so every bought piece need to be replaced very soon. Two methods are established, the first is planned obsolescence. Here something technical is reduced to break apart after a calculated term. This can be solved on mechanical base or pretty hidden in electronics. So you can place 40°C condenser to a circuitry, that will dry off in higher temperatures very fast.
The second method is well known for parts with computer boards. Laptop, PC, Tablet, eBook Reader are equipped with ‘firmware upgrade’. Here step by step a slower and bloated new system will be installed, until the hardware resources get big problems to run fast. The psychological component is a sneaky conversion from fast and usable to horrible slow and unusable. It will happen under your eyes and the new features from the firmware wash you blind to experience it. If you are able to rollback to an old firmware, you can see and measure the difference.
These are well used methods to keep the economy grow running, they trickle you and you pay for it.