Why Are Apple Laptops Becoming Harder to Take Apart?

Rafe Colburn:

There are a lot of tradeoffs that go into product design. When it comes to laptops, there are capabilities (display resolution, processor speed, storage space, battery life, and so on), size and weight, cost, and upgradeability. Apple seems to have gotten the impression that upgradeability is the factor that people care about the least, and I suspect that they’re right.

Exactly. Tell me how this is any different than the move away from swappable/user-serviceable batteries.

Sunday, 17 June 2012