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This is about limiting resales of older / used equipment. Used phones / laptops / desktops reduce sales of new ones. SJ is long dead and TC only cares about shareholders.
I know a russian guy (in america) who can swap out an android or iphone (6) screen in 10 minutes for $60. battery swaps equally cheap.
that kind of aftermarket work keeps gear in circulation and prevents new sales.
he can't do iphone 7 and up - no parts. though, he does sometimes get those parts from china when they 'overrun' a production order and sneak the overage out the back door.
safety? please: automobiles have real battery acid and gasoline (and they can fall off the jack and kill you) - compared to a Li battery pack?
it's about greed and limiting competition from used gear. not everyone's paying the apple tax.