You could...but then you are locked into it being an x.
Think about large software development groups. they may be broken down into teams. Team A want to use a widget. Team B will write the widget. Team B could say "here is a static method that will return a widget of type x".
Team A will call that method to get an object they will use.
Now, if Team A writes their code to always expect an object of type x, everything is fine. But suppose in a year, Team B comes up with something that works better, faster, and uses less memory. They can now say "We will give you a widget of type y". Team A has to go through every single line of code and look for what needs to be changed.
If Team B has said "we will return something that implements the Addition interface"...
Team A writes their code with references to have reference types. Then, when team B comes up with their new widget, Team A doesn't have to change their code since they will still be getting something that implements the Addition interface. The actual object type doesn't matter.
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