Apple pulls products from EPEAT green electronics registry


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Apple has withdrawn all of its products from the US government backed EPEAT environmental rating system it helped create. The move will have immediate effect and the Cupertino-based company will no longer submit devices for approval in the future, according……

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Doesn't matter, I wasn't going to buy any Apple product ever, anyway.
Pity the fools that do.


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Seeing as how the retina display is basically this year's Suri when it comes to game changing developments, I would not be surprised if they just cram in the most expensive technology they can each given product cycle to justify the markups.

But this should prove for some enjoyable reading, can't wait to hear the community justify this one.


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I personally don't care if my laptop meets some green standard.

The retina Pro is getting a lot of hate, but I have to say it is by far the most beautifully engineered machine on the market (for a laptop).

you won't know until you've had one though. (Going on 1 week for me)


My dearest OP, I have a confession to make. I have bought several Apple products. Then again, I don't believe the world to be a flat disc. So that may explain a lot.


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Actually I pity those ppl who dont buy atleast one Apple product. Apple is pretty nice for those ppl who dont have the skill set to run Android. Its nice and safe. Great for ppl getting into which ever market, phones, tablets, mp3 players. All Apple has done is quietly admit that thier new products wont meet the enviromental standards that they helped set up. Seems as if Apple is doing something VERY VERY VERY rare for them. Telling the truth......<shock> <amazment>!!!!


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Although apple IOS is very user friendly, it is not miles apart from android in ease of use. I hate how in ios you have to use itunes for my mp3s I have on my pc. Android I dont need to root the device to install my ps emulator amongst atoher things I won't discuss. In the end it is always the same with apple since the 90s. The make great hardware but software is just awful compared to the competition.


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All Apple has done is quietly admit that thier new products wont meet the enviromental standards that they helped set up.
I was reading a bit about this on another site, and learned that tablets don't fit into the EPEAT registry (from anyone apparently). With the new MBP being so thin, and like mentioned above, difficult to remove parts, the integration on the MBP is very tablet like.

I'm sure Apple is still committed to being as 'green' as possible, see their new data centers for example. They probably just can't meet the standards of EPEAT anymore because they've changed the form factor. I'm sure they are working to create new standards. Its not like they are just suddenly dumping lead and arsenic into clean streams.

Like Mario said, Apple will still accept your old hardware for recycling.
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Actually, it is exactly like they are dumping Lead/Arsenic & other nasties into streams, by logical extension of the strategy.


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You put the word 'exactly' in front of it. If you had just said it is like doing so, then maybe you'd have an argument, but 'exactly like' doesn't work.