I know Steve Jobs was legendary and of course worthy of our deepest respect, but he did make a few mistakes. Most of his mistakes, like the Apple Newton, are dismissed as ahead of their time. But he made one big mistake buried within the success of the iPhone – the non serviceable battery.
The iPhone was, to my knowledge, the first cell phone that did not have a consumer replaceable battery. The iPhone was immensely successful, so the world emulated it. Even models that do have serviceable batteries usually hide them. That is hinder rather than facilitate a quick swap. My Samsung has a replaceable battery, but no easy