Pro is short for prostitute.
It just means that you get paid for doing it.
I expect a Pro device to be designed to minimise the chance of it needing repair.
Generally repairability is achieved at the expense of reliability.
Ifixit, great as they are, are biased on this topic as they make their money from device repairs. They have every motive to promote repairability over reliability.
I’ve never heard of anyone having a pair of ear buds repaired.
Being cordless, and because Apple will sell each of the 3 replaceable components separately, repair couldn’t be easier.
I think you guys have completely lost the plot.
“Intel X927YD2Q modem”
Apple X927YD2Q modem surely?
You want a floppy disk drive and parallel printer port too?
“At least USB-C offers faster throughput in a standardized, non-proprietary form factor.”
At least Lightening could configure itself to carry analogue audio at an adequate power level for headphones.
“We were left speechless. Why would Apple do this?”
Those speakers pack a load of low bass.
component vibrations are out.
As ever iFixit hates Apple for designing parts that simply don’t go wrong in the first place.
Follow the money. If iFixit can’t sell parts then they give low scores.
As a consumer, not failing beats fixability every day of the week.