Handing your outdated Android phone to Apple for recycling is also environmentally responsible. Repairability isn't the sole path to reducing landfill waste. It's just the one that appeals to DIY fans. It's not a universal solution.
I think they did a joke tear down of the Apple II and praised it for being easy to service. After that, it knew that if iFixit had their way, we'd advance no further than the 20th century in tech and manufacturing to appease the amateur DIY crowd.