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New Report Shows iPhone X is Apple’s Most Environmentally Friendly Device Ever

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AppleInsider writes that Apple has today released a report about the environmental impact of the forthcoming iPhone X, revealing that the flagship device is more recyclable and has less impact on the environment than any previous Apple device.

According to Apple’s report, the phone is free from beryllium, brominated flame retardants, mercury, and polyvinyl chloride, with arsenic-free glass and a recyclable steel frame.

The iPhone X battery is free from mercury, lead, and cadmium, and can deliver up to 500 full charge and discharge cycles before it depletes to 80% of original capacity.

Apple expects that each iPhone X will produce 79 kilograms of carbon dioxide in its whole life, with 80% of that generated during production, 17% in energy needs from consumer use, 2% from transport and 1% from recycling.

Even the packaging is ultra-environmentally friendly, with the packaging fibers made from 175 grams of bamboo, managed forest, recycled paper, or waste sugar cane. There is also 56% less plastic used than for the iPhone 5s.

Pre-orders for the iPhone start on October 27 ahead of availability on November 3. Supplies are expected to be scarce.

Source: iPhone X report shows device with less environmental impact than any other Apple product
 

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