The Apple iPhone 14 series is apparently greener: Here’s how

In an effort to protect the environment from the harmful impact of various metals in devices, Apple has designed the new iPhone 14 series with 100% recycled rare earth elements used in all magnets, including those used in MagSafe, and 100% recycled. metallic tungsten in the Taptic Engine.

The Taptic Engine uses haptic technology to provide users with tactile feedback to simulate actions, such as clicks on a stationary touchscreen.

According to the company, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are designed to minimize their impact on the environment.

“Both models also include 100% recycled tin in the solder of several circuit boards and 100% recycled gold in the plating of several circuit boards and in the wire of all cameras,” the company said. society.

“Fiber-based packaging uses no outer plastic packaging, bringing Apple closer to its goal of completely eliminating plastic from all packaging by 2025,” he added.

Apple is currently carbon neutral for the company’s global operations, and by 2030 it plans to be 100% carbon neutral across its entire manufacturing supply chain and across all production cycles. product life.

“This means that every Apple device sold, from component manufacturing, assembly, transportation, customer use, charging, to material recycling and recovery, will have net zero climate impact.” , the company said.

In March this year, Apple announced the use of the world’s first low-carbon aluminum in the iPhone SE.

With the help of $4.7 billion in green bond investments, Apple could kick-start the development of new low-carbon manufacturing and recycling technologies, the company said in a statement.

Since 2016, Apple has issued three green bonds aimed at accelerating progress toward the company’s goal of becoming carbon neutral in its supply chain by 2030.

As part of this work, Apple announced that it is purchasing direct carbon-free aluminum from Canadian company ELYSIS – the company behind the world’s first direct carbon-free aluminum smelting process.

“Apple is committed to leaving the planet better than we found it, and our Green Bonds are a key tool in advancing our environmental efforts,” said Lisa Jackson, vice president of environment, Apple’s social policies and initiatives.

Apple has also made significant progress in reducing the carbon impact of aluminum and other metals in its products. By switching to recycled aluminum and smelting aluminum using hydropower instead of fossil fuels, the company’s carbon emissions associated with aluminum have decreased by nearly 70% since 2015.

All models in the iPad line, including the iPad Air, as well as MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini and Apple Watch, are made with a 100% recycled aluminum casing.

(Except for the title and cover image, the rest of this IANS article is unedited)

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