When a company releases a new product they may try to deteriorate their older products to attract their customers to the new shiny thing. This can include:
- Releasing fewer updates for an older software or stop updating it altogether
- Removing features from the old product and add them back in the new one
- Making the old product slower, or breaking the workflow of existing customers
I already know of planned obsolescence but it suggests that the deterioration of the old product was thought of and conceived in the past whereas I want to imply active, present deterioration.
I am looking for a way to say "This company is now making their old product worse than before to promote their new one". Is there any word or shorter phrase for that?