Apple’s recycling push might not be solely about protecting the environment. It seems used devices can also mean big money, with the company recovering an estimated $40 million worth of gold from recycled iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other devices.
Huawei is hoping that it can surpass Apple in the China smartphone market within three years. The company, which is based in China, also hopes to outperform Samsung within five. Its aim for 2016 is to ship 140 million devices worldwide.
The iPhone exploit that allowed the FBI to access an iPhone 5c used by terror suspect Syed Farook is unlikely to be shared with Apple, according to a new report. It is thought the flaw was found by a private company that maintains ownership of it.
Apple’s bid to increase its success in India by selling used iPhones hasn’t been well-received by local companies, who are concerned that the move will increase the amount of electronic waste and jeopardize their future. Industry executives are now fighting Apple’s plan.
Apple’s mission to make the world a greater place means it’s more environmentally friendly than most Silicon Valley giants. So much so that it built an amazing iPhone disassembly robot called Liam that pulls apart old devices to salvage the parts for recycling.
An iPhone 6 caused panic on an Alaska Air flight this week after bursting into flames 90 minutes away from landing. Anna Crail, a college sophomore, was watching a movie on her device en route to Hawaii when flames began “shooting out” of it.
Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt can probably have all the Nexus smartphones he wants absolutely free, but it seems he’s not interested in those. During a recent trip to South Korea, Schmidt was caught snapping photos on an iPhone.