Future Apple products to be made from recycled material

Apple vows to use only recycled materials, but Greenpeace says iPhones should also last longer

Note however Apple's use of the phrase, "one day".

So, in theory, with Apple's AR method, you could have a game of Pokemon GO where Pikachu isn't always oddly at the very front of the screen but might become concealed by a chair if he walks behind it. In 24 countries, it's 100 percent renewable.

"The application (of Apple) has not made much headway after passing through key ministries such as commerce, technology and finance", according to a Karnataka government official, as cited on ET.

According to the Bloomberg report, the company is now testing new smartphones, not one, but there are two new smartphones, aside from the iPhone 8, set to arrive this year. The Earth Day challenge is just for fun. "This commitment, and Apple's recent progress in transitioning its supply chain in Asia to renewable energy, puts it far ahead of others in the sector". But otherwise, the report shows the company continues to make great strides.

Apple said that it will soon stop mining, and manufacture iPhones and iPads from only green materials. Mines are an environmental nightmare, they're unsafe for workers and they're often located in conflict regions.

Apple is looking to build on this sustainability achievement by pledging to encourage its entire supply chain to move to 100 percent renewable energy. Expect new iMacs later this year, company executives said earlier this month, but that's not all: Apple plans to make all of its products with recycled materials.

A recycled iPhone, in other words. Apple has even bigger goals in mind for its upcoming products, but they only sound unbelievable on paper for the time being.

Chip demand for Apple's upcoming iPhone series will exceed 50 million sets per quarter during the second half of 2017, said the sources, adding that unit sales of the new iPhone are forecast to reach a total of 220-230 million units.

According to Tech Crunch, Greenpeace thinks that Apple's initiative is not enough.

Of course, Apple also relies heavily on many suppliers to provide components for its devices and this can often be where there are issues with so-called "conflict minerals" and environmentally-disastrous production techniques. Several fans are glad, because after three straight years, the iPhone design is the same.

Let us know what you think of Apple's pledge in the comments.

It's been a long-running public relations nightmare for Apple, and now it says it wants to drop mines altogether and move towards recycled materials for iPhones.

As of this writing, Brad Moon did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.



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