"Because they still have to pretend that copyright is meant to serve the public."
I think they stopped pretending that long ago. I can't ever remember ever hearing copyright supporters talk in terms of serving the public, only serving themselves. Some have genuine self-interest for their art, some are just greedy corporates and control freaks, but they never talk about benefits to the public.
Not really sure why this would affect your trust of them, unless you work of Apple of course...
A lot of comments here reek of skin in the game. Most of iFixit's readers would be happy to get an early peek under the hood of products. I'd be surprised if many felt the need to leap to Apple's defense.
Doesn't that then make them downloadable content? Of course it does!
You don't get to change the meaning of words to suit your own needs.
Calling these micro-transactions is actually far less accurate, since 'micro' means small, and is generally used to mean very small. The whole point here is that the price of these DLC items can't legitimately be described as very small, and in fact are grossly high for the value provided.