Will the The new "Conflict Mineral Bill" mean anything for Apple products?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by kristoffer4, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. kristoffer4 macrumors 6502a

    kristoffer4

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    Ok. By now it is almost a fact that a lot of electronic manufactures use some part of conflict minerals in their products. Also Apple.

    Steve Jobs was even asked about it a some point:

    Responding to a recent New York Times piece linking the horrific warfare in the Congo with the minerals used in our gadgets, Steve Jobs wrote a new iPhone 4 customer explaining Apple’s policy in dealing with mineral purchases:

    "We require all of our suppliers to certify in writing that they use conflict few materials. But honestly there is no way for them to be sure. Until someone invents a way to chemically trace minerals from the source mine, it’s a very difficult problem."
    http://www.cultofmac.com/steve-jobs-on-blood-minerals-its-a-very-difficult-problem/48822


    Now congress has passed a new bill that might mean no more conflict minerals in Electronics.
    http://www.enoughproject.org/blogs/congress-passes-conflict-minerals-legislation

    So what do you think? Will the iphone 5 be conflict free? :)
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Yes, Apple will make sure to use that in their ads...
     
  3. kristoffer4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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