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sfd
07-07-2012, 08:51 PM
Odd move considering they've been trying to push into the business world. Dropping this certification takes them out of any government hands, many universities, and even many businesses. As someone pointed out on slashdot, it's going to be interesting to watch the tree hugging hippies struggle with Apple's want to create a maximum profit device at the cost of environmental friendliness.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57468103-37/apple-bows-out-of-program-for-environment-minded-products/

Stealth
07-07-2012, 09:55 PM
fuck green tech.

ISPKI
07-08-2012, 12:00 AM
In this case, I wholeheartedly support green tech!

veloceracing
07-08-2012, 06:55 PM
I think the last section of the article spells out why. The group requires the devices be easy to disassemble. Apple doesn't make easy to disassemble stuff.

EXCellR8
07-08-2012, 09:23 PM
Apple products are plenty biodegradable if you smash them into small enough pieces... which is usually the first thing I recommend to those who ask me for Mac tech support.

Stealth
07-09-2012, 06:22 AM
the new macs are glued and soldered.i rememebr when sony would do the same thing amd people bitched

Double R
07-09-2012, 06:57 AM
IMO, the "carbon footprint" of shitty ass poor quality hardware that breaks often probably exceeds that of anything Apple does.

It's not like they said "haha, fuck the earth". Complying with this green tech shit would pretty much force them to alter the entire way to do business.

Harry
07-09-2012, 09:54 AM
I never heard of this shit. another example of how envirinmentalists have lost their minds.

EXCellR8
07-09-2012, 03:06 PM
it's a toss up, recycling electronic equipment, even vast quantities, can only do so much for the environment. we burn more and more fuel every single day so we aren't necessarily going to fix waste with computer systems that have 2 life cycles instead of 1.

Harry
07-14-2012, 11:59 AM
Decision is reversed.