04 Oct '11, 6pm

Will the New iPhone Lead to an E-Waste Avalanche?

Will the New iPhone Lead to an E-Waste Avalanche?

If you follow tech at all, you know that Apple CEO Tim Cook this morning announced its big new iPhone -- the iPhone 4S, which boasts a new, faster processor, better battery life, a nicer camera, a fancy digital assistant, and other shiny features. The news gets my gadget-loving heart beating just a little faster, of course. But from a green standpoint, the news is probably a little less exciting. There's no question that the phone is going to make a big splash in the market, but just how much of an e-waste tidal wave will it generate? To say the new iPhone will be widely adopted is a tiny understatement. There are three main reasons why: 1) The fact that it's a new iPhone. 2) The new phone will be more widely available (on Sprint as well as Verizon and AT&T). 3) It's been nearly a year and a half since the last iPhone was released. Together, that adds up to a big deal, and...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/10/04/will-new-iphone-l...

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