At some point the threat of jail time for people responsible for certain actions is a necessity.
I agree that force is necessary, but I disagree that jailtime is always the ultimate expression of that force. So, I suppose thanks for forgetting what the focus of your argument was.
The employer has more to lose than the employee; they'll garnish the employee's wages or risk being shut down. The bank is in the same situation.
Now, if the offender doesn't have a job, bank accounts, or other financial assets that could be seized to pay off the fine, then some alternative method of punishment could apply. Governments are experts in applying various kinds of force effectively, and they generally don't like getting "no" as their answer.
Write a known key? OK, the bootloader is illegible, and you can't replace it because you don't have the manufacturer's signing key. Verification key is burnt into the silicon so you can't replace that. Analyze the signal coming out of the decryption chip? Maybe the crypto, storage, and SoC are sealed in epoxy.
The manufacturer could send out a phone where they already set the key (as well as signing the bootloader), but why would an informed customer buy that?
If you can initially set the key, then the key is capable of being reset or even read.
Unless it's stored in memory that the user is only given write-only access to, and the only thing that can read it is the chip it got burned in to (and which provides black-box encryption/decryption). It's technically readable, if you wish to de-cap the chip an analyze it.
they hold you at gunpoint until you unregister the phone from iCloud.
Sucks for you if the honest answer to that demand is "My password is a 20-character random string, stored on my computer 2 hours away".
Where I am now feels near-optimal. There's enough around that I can get to restaurants and stores without much effort, LA is about an hour and a half away, so the more big-city attractions are reachable if I want them, and it's not like I'm living in the absolute middle of nowhere. For me, it's a kind of middle ground, with a lot of the benefits of city living without the things that would make it unlivable for me. I don't want to live on a farm, but I don't want to live surrounded by humanity either.
Lets face it ARM only has 2 things going for it
I think you missed a third point. They sip power, compared to x86 chips. Well, that, and apparently recent ARMs compare favorably against low-end Intel chips.
And anyhow, I've got a PC from circa 1998 that I use to run some older software, and I wouldn't expect much argument that that's a general purpose computer, even though my last 2 phones far outclass its performance in every measurable way. Performance level doesn't have much to do with whether something's a real computer or not.
While the changes are fully documented in the appropriate places, it's immensely faster to read a paragraph of text explaining the change and the reasoning behind it than to search through the documentation to find the same information. Add to it that we generally get organizational changes through E-mail (changes to the org chart, HR representation, etc), and I see plenty of things that belong in an E-mail.