My phone physically works. It’s not broken in the sense of broken in reality. The screen is fine. The body is fine. It is in one piece.
But 50% of the time, if not more, it won’t let me answer calls. It’s pretty regularly failing to connect with wi-fi.
It’s got some programming issue. My guess is that it’s too old to keep up with the newest iteration of the operating system.
And I find that really irritating. They lose interest in keeping my phone relevant and that makes it “broken” in a way that means I need a new phone.
It’s going to suck if cars get to this point–“oh, sorry, we just don’t fix cars that are five years old.”