Apple anti-consumer design of their phones has now infected their desktops and laptops as well. Apple has given the middle-finger to 30+ years of standard personal computer design practice. Want to upgrade anything? Buy a whole new computer. Any part breaks? Buy a whole new computer.
Any single reason they give for it is utter BS. Anyone who buys into it is a gullible blind sheep. I'm sorry, but I've seen too many companies do exactly what Apple says they can't for me to give an ounce of credibility to their pathetic excuses. Computers smaller and thinner than Apple devices, with removable/upgradable components. Epoxied-in batteries, that are made part of the chassis along with they keyboard? Soldered-in RAM and SSD storage in computers twice as thick as other devices I own where the RAM and SSD are removable (and expandable). Keyboard spill = $360 part + tons of labor. At the end of the day, Apple does it for one reason and one reason alone: it gets more of their brainwashed cult of customers to buy more overpriced shiny devices more frequently.