Just pasting this here for some lively discussion:
Given Apple’s record on this kind of thing this comes off (to me) as disingenuous at best. Having replaced digitizers on iPhones in the past, it’d take a helluva lot more to make repairs really accessible for iPhones.
And then of course there’s the eventual backtracking I hope comes (as it did with adding ports back in their latest offerings) so that MacBooks, Minis, and iMacs can be easily opened and upgraded again. I use “easily” loosely here.
It’s just unfortunate that any of these kinds of changes only come so reluctantly and with so much pressure that it turned me off Apple long ago.