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  #2520796 10-Jul-2020 14:35
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My additional thought is if Apple was really concerned about the environment and e-waste, then they should have introduced USB Type C on iPhones a long time ago, rather than sticking with lightning port, this also in turn creates unnecessary waste on the lightning cables.


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  #2520798 10-Jul-2020 14:44
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mrgsm021:

 

My additional thought is if Apple was really concerned about the environment and e-waste, then they should have introduced USB Type C on iPhones a long time ago, rather than sticking with lightning port, this also in turn creates unnecessary waste on the lightning cables.

 

 

Or another view is that Apple buyers have vested a lot in lightening accessories and so have many of the suppliers that Apple felt a sudden change to USB-C would have dumped a lot of e-waste at the landfills and irked a lot of their customers and suppliers. 





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  #2520808 10-Jul-2020 15:06
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mrgsm021:

 

My additional thought is if Apple was really concerned about the environment and e-waste, then they should have introduced USB Type C on iPhones a long time ago, rather than sticking with lightning port, this also in turn creates unnecessary waste on the lightning cables.

 

 

Or another view is that Apple buyers have vested a lot in lightening accessories and so have many of the suppliers that Apple felt a sudden change to USB-C would have dumped a lot of e-waste at the landfills and irked a lot of their customers and suppliers. 

 

 

Didn't seem to trouble Apple last time.


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  #2520811 10-Jul-2020 15:08
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I thought that is the reason they bundled an adapter cable in some markets with phones? 





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  #2520843 10-Jul-2020 16:10
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My additional thought is if Apple was really concerned about the environment and e-waste,

 

 

This has little to do with E-waste, its all about accountants... If they remove the charge from the box, they can make the box much thinner, ( potentially half as thin) , that's potentially up to twice and many phones on a pallet,- meaning much more $ per metric metre of shipping space. - let along cutting out the cost of a charging brick is ( although it will be minimal)

 

yeah, they will talk about waste and the environment, but if it saves them $$$ It goes to the head of the class

 

 


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  #2520925 10-Jul-2020 19:47
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On the would not bother me band wagon, wireless charges up the wazoo as well as bricks and cables.





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