Apple says they are aiming for zero climate impact by 2030. So to me that says a device should be able to be repaired when the time comes to, preventing it f…
I’m slightly late posting about this here but figured I’d do so anyway.
You can see what their anti-repair measures look like at around the 7:50 mark.
With this new iPhone release, they have also stopped shipping their charger ($19), USB charging cable (opting instead for a lightning to USB-C cable), and earbuds ($159+). They have cited environmental concerns as their excuse to force their customers to spend possibly hundreds of dollars extra for products that will be end up being delivered separately.
As some people have hinted or guessed at in this thread, there is a specific software tool you must run on the phone once you replace components like the camera, battery or display. This tool is only made available to Apple and to its certified repair partners. I will leave it to everyone else to discuss the implications of this policy.
Source: I fix Apple phones
Continuing to purchase their products will only encourage this behaviour further. Boycott Apple.