I joust found this article on reddit and oh boy it has so much cringe it deserves its own thread.
It’s not that Apple can’t make an iPhone with a removable battery, but because it doesn’t make any sense to. Removable batteries had their time in the '90s-00s.
Oh it totally makes sense because I can extend the life of the device by replacing the battery and when the OS freezes and stops responding even to power button you can simply remove the battery and put it back in. Essentially perform a hard-restart. On top of that it is environmentally more friendly. I have Blackberry from 2013 and it still has removable battery.
Metal and glass bodies simply do not mix well removable batteries. It’s possible to make one — the LG G5 was an example of this — but it’s going to be greatly compromised. Sealed batteries have enabled slimmer designs and the use of new, more luxurious materials that wouldn’t have been aesthetically possible if they had to account for a removable back battery.
I think he would be surprised to find out many people don’t give a shit how slim their phone is. Is he seriously suggesting that premium design and aesthetics are more important than functionality and practicality? He needs to start blogging about women’s hand bags not smartphones.
Had these phones used a removable rectangle-shaped battery, they wouldn’t get the stellar battery life that they do in the same svelte designs. You’d have a phone that looks like something enclosed in an Otterbox. Basically, big, heavy, and ugly. And just eww. No thank you.
What the fuck is he talking about. My Sony-Ericsson K700 would last for 2 weeks on one charge. While your svelte designs last no more than 48 hours. And he calls that stellar…HAHAHAHAHAHAH XD
To be honest he can be spewing non-sense about slimmer design, water resistance, more room for other gimmicks all day long. Ultimately all companies are doing this to stop people for servicing their own devices, to keep you further and further away from control. And of course to make it obsolete as fast as possible to make you spend more money.
But much like the death of the PS/2 port, floppy disk, headphone jack, etc., it’s time to move on. Removable batteries were practical — and limited by old designs and technology — when phones were as thick as a Snickers and weren’t as feature-packed as they are today.
After reading that it is evidently clear that he was born yesterday and doesn;t live outside the Apple/Samsung camp. My phone, dictaphone, laptop, desktop, mp3 player has one. Damn I must be hallucinating.