Re: Enough with the replacement part conspiritards.
The only problem with that theory is that it's bullshit.
Apple authorised 3rd party repairers are not permitted to perform component level repairs, only swap out faulty modules.
Apple refuses to supply certain critical proprietary parts to anyone, including their authorised repair chain.
Apple has consistently gone out of its way to make repair and/or upgrades increasingly difficult with time.
- disappearing expansion ports; proprietary connectors and fasteners; glued in batteries; cameras welded to the case; solid state drives integrated onto the main logic board.
Apple's recycling policy is that everything, even perfectly good parts must be shredded.
Software updates which "break" previously working devices that contain non-Apple parts.
Their products were/are still highly susceptible to liquid damage years after other manufacturers solved that problem in products sold for less than half the price of Apple's. Oh, and liquid damage voids all warranties.
Apple's crusade against 3rd party repairers has little to nothing to do with ensuring a perfect "Apple experience", or lost repair revenue. It's that each successful repair (particularly of devices deemed unrepairable by Apple) is a lost sale.