Apple is not one of my favourite businesses. I cannot ever recall buying something from them. Every time I read about Apple being more closed I thank my lucky stars that I never became locked-in to them.
The latest issue is screws on the iPhone. Apple is swapping screws to a kind not used by anyone else to prevent tampering like changing batteries. They are even doing it on devices sent in for repair. They are doing it on some new manufacturing.
I know it must be an expense for Apple to do this but I cannot imagine that there is an actual logical business case for doing this. How many customers will it tick off? How many customers will it please? Do the maths. If you spend $hundreds on some device and other suppliers allowed you to open the case (voiding warranty at customer’s option) for a similar product what would you choose? I would choose a device with industry-standard parts, like batteries or hard drives.
Better avoid Apple if you want flexibility in your IT.