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One article from Arstechnica.com sends the internet in a frenzy Vs. Hp and their ink firmware updates. It’s time for the industry to educate consumers that Hp doesn’t have a choice but to do these updates since Chinese overproduction in the tens of millions every month force them to protect their own print products with these controlling firmware updates.
Taking from the Chinese playbook, Hp has obviously put aside some funds to deal with the upcoming lawsuits that these firmware updates are causing around the globe. HP probably doesn’t really care about the complaints and will gladly pay out millions here and there since their toner and ink business has become such a profitable multibillion-dollar business. What’s interesting about all of this is that Canon, HP’s partner in crime does NOT do the same regarding their inks, they even by-passed their own toner and inks chips functionality during the Covid-19 outbreak due to frustrated consumers and supply chain issues.
So far, these past few days we found 16 articles whining about HP firmware, check them out!
China’s After Market Toner and Ink Chip Industry is Laughing All the Way to the Bank.
Brother and Epson are probably watching these events very closely and weighing-in to see if it’s worth the lawsuit and public backlash on updating their own toner and ink firmware. We are living in a controlled environment most of the time and we don’t realize it until it hits our pocketbooks or our ability to do things, then we complain and sometimes things work out, but we spend most of our time trying to figure out what’s is really going on with our own devices. This obviously does not help the ‘trust factor’ that we have for our industries OEM brands to say the least.
AuthorMarch 11, 2023 at 3:39 PM
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