by ZDNet‘s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes —
Apple has to be the most high-profile hardware manufacturer on the planet. Whatever it is that comes out of Cupertino is instantly put under intense scrutiny, and as a rule pundits are divided – some love Apple products, while others hate them. Me, I feel divided. Some Apple products fit in with my lifestyle perfectly, while others just don’t light my fire. But one design aspect of Apple’s latest product offerings bothers me greatly – and that’s the gradual eradication of the user-replaceable battery.