Everyone sethig like this happens I realize we are all slaves to the companies That create the shit we use. There is a team of people that isn't unsimilar to the people you and I go to work for every day. They may have smarter people or better management or an awesome CEO with an awesome plan. And sometimes they might think a bad idea is a really god idea just like bosses do.
APPLE ARE YOU DRUNK
When I let go of my iPhone it was because I moved somewhere that AT&T (the only game in town with iPhones at the time) didn't cover; the rural coastline near Native Americans reservations.
So I had to switch to another provider, and let me tell you going from an iPhone to an Android is palatably painful and uncomfortable.
But three years later I still have an cheap Android smartphone. And it still sucks. But I don't carry my phone everywhere anymore. I don't worry about my email anymore. I just take my phone if I need to maps/navigation.
By using a phone I don't like it makes it no problem to leave it behind except when I need it.
I have been following this story, though. My dad taught me a German word: verschlimmbessern.
It describes this situation pretty well.