Happy birthday, iPhone: Let’s talk about your dirty environmental secret

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  1. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    What about phones made by other companies? Is the author of that article leaning toward an anti-iPhone agenda?
     
  2. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Yes, the existing of human is a cancer to the environment. Everything that we do is harmful to the ecosystem. What's new?
     
  3. willmtaylor, Jan 15, 2017
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    What do I think?

    I think an Assoc. Prof. is trying to get headlines by using Apple's name. I think the article conveniently ignores other brands. I think the writer glosses over all of Apple's environmental efforts which lead the consumer electronics industry.

    In short: the article's dirty little secret was that it itself was a waste of everyone's resources.
     
  4. Applejuiced, Jan 15, 2017
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    Yep, pretty much everything us humans do is bad to the environment.
     
  5. spriter macrumors 65816

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    Flawed research and flawed argument. I'd expect better from someone in her position. Using iPhone brand to get clicks and traction.

    For example, where is mention that Apple is not the largest in terms of sales volume?

    https://www.statista.com/statistics...evice-sales-by-vendor-since-1st-quarter-2008/

    And then how about iPhone users upgrading less frequently than android users?

    http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/09/22/how-long-do-android-and-iphone-owners-keep-their-p.aspx

    http://files.constantcontact.com/150f9af2201/a238f4a1-5b70-4853-b21e-226c94104d30.pdf

    By all means cite the industry's problem but there must be balance. Debunked in a 2-minute fact check. Just poor all round.
     
  6. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    That's what I thought, the article has a hidden agenda - which means it's useless.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So basically just another version of fake news.
     
  8. magamen macrumors member

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    this planet will shrug us off and not give a damn. I feel same way about it
     
  9. willmtaylor, Jan 15, 2017
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    Our planet has neither feelings nor a conscience. We do. We are, therefore, responsible.

    "Here's to screwing those that go behind us!"
     
  10. Septembersrain Contributor

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    I think we need to find ways to recycle all used electronics more efficiently. Not just Apple devices.
     
  11. anonymous guy macrumors 6502

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    Apple has made an effort to make their devices more "recyclable" but only they have the tools to effectively deconstruct and recycle each device responsibly.

    The meager gift cards aren't enough to persuade people to recycle their devices so they'll continue to be handed down or sold until they end up collecting dust in somebody's drawer or in a trash pile somewhere.

    This is the life of disposable electronics.
     
  12. Breezygirl macrumors 6502

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    It's the Globe and Mail, most of their new stories are fake news and have very little reality.
     

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