> It's entirely possible that the manufacturing and design technology simply isn't there to combine flexibility and repairability.
I call bullshit on that. It's all about cost.
If there was a will to make phones repairable, then they would be.
Until it starts to seriously cost manufacturers that their phones are unrepairable, then they will continue exactly as they are doing.
And that comes down to us.
We need to put our money where our principles are. Just don't buy a phone that cannot be repaired, even if it causes you to avoid buying a phone that you like the look of.