If the point you're responding to can be disregarded because it is made by organisations who have it in their commercial interest to argue for one interpretation of the LGPL, such as MySQL, then how is your point any different? For your argument relies on us believing Apples' interpretation, which suits them commercially just as much, by allowing them to re-use LGPL code with fewer obligations than otherwise?
The LGPLv2 certainly does appear to want the end-user recipient of the software to be able to modify the software. However, its language doesn't appear to have envisaged locked-down hardware. How that all works out, well there's one "organisation" whose opinion really counts on this - but no one has brought it to court yet. (The GPLv2 seems to be more clear about requiring installation scripts, yet no Linux kernel copyright holders have taken any action against various vendors of locked-down hardware).
The (L)GPLv3 was meant to address that locked-down hardware loop-hole, as you know.