Re: At the risk of making myself unpopular
It is more about making the unrepairable full stop unless it is sent back to the manufacturer. And out of warranty, that is an extra revenue stream.
And part of the claim with glue is that with the correct equipment to melt them (the glues), the devices are in theory easier to recycle: the glues melt at much lower temperatures than plastics, silicon, solders/metals etc.so whack them in the correct type of oven and they are much easier to then disassemble.
Allegedly - I've never seen the process actually at work.