In the world that we live in these days, technology is moving faster than it ever has before. And in other news, we still breathe air. What a lot of people do not realize when they read about how quickly technology is moving (because it is not obvious in the moment) is that this is no exaggeration at all. Technology really is moving at a rate that is completely unprecedented in the history of the world. The thing about technology which changes so quickly, however, is that it also needs to have its software updated on a frequent basis.
The most complex a piece of technology is, the more times you are going to need to update its software in order to make use of its exceedingly large suite of functions. If you have a wristwatch that does three things, you are not going to need to bother to update it at all. The whole thing is boneheadedly simple, and will continue to be that way until someone decides to make a smart watch. But when you are talking about a smart phone or a personal computer, you are going to be talking about getting plenty of patches, upgrades and other updates on a regular basis, whether you want to or not.
While some people might argue that forcing people to get updates to their technology (which might change around their favorite functions, or even tack on additional steps to doing what they already want) can be redundant and irritating, this is the unfortunate price that we have to pay if we want to stay at the very top of what is possible. Technology is going to continue to march on, updating all the way.