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For better or worse, that's definitely not the "Apple Way".

Apple did do that before though: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1283

Being in control of so much of your hardware of course some hardwired logic could be included e.g. in the keyboard matrix that would make some physical interaction necessary during firmware upgrades, but not require a hidden button.

Nevertheless, as long as such a button or switch is easily accessible, and not able to be covered by a seal, the system stays vulnerable to evil maids. And such a thing definitely wouldn't be the Apple Way™

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