The WiFi version consisted of a long list of numbers ending with “b” while the new version ended with “n” which translated into: I need a new thousand-dollar laptop so it can work with the $150 “new” router. A few years ago Microsoft had a similar problem: people preferred the older XP version of Windows since Vista, practically speaking, seemed to be a step backwards. Even now, China manufactures new technology, yet prefers to buy old, tried and true hardware. Is the “never ending growth” of technology a myth? The crashed Tech Stock fad at the turn of the millennium seemed to say so.
Let's take your favorite hand held doojimahickie.. the little stick you use to write with is called a “stylus”. The last time Humanity used a stylus to write with was when we kept records by carving words into a shallow box of mud. Resorting to the mud box stylus wasn't enough for Apple, however.