... is now officially acknowledged: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/...vent-independent-repair?utm_source=reddit.com This took a lot of time to implement in advance, first in software then in hardware. Apple did it in iOS and their iPhone/iPad hardware first. Now all the little quirks and hints, the hard to pin down behaviors in iOS and macos hardware and software over the last couple of years I experienced and learned from others make perfectly sense and are explainable. More and more necessary hacks by us for things they broke intentionally by software, like most recently eGPU service for Tthunderbolt 1/2 macs. The declining hardware quality and quantity, while rising prices and tying additional service costs to bind you economically for a steady stream of income. This is the damning indisputable evidence. Lock in to the software and hardware platform, maximizing profits by any means. They regard extreme high thresholds of profits more important than any user satisfaction or longevity of service. All their proclamations about those values, including recycling and ecological responsibility - mere words to calm us. But they don´t mean it at all. They became complacent and feel entitled. Therefore there can be no trust, no goodwill left by any means. This is so sad.