Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Apple sets a new environmental goal: No more mining

Apple is looking to build on this sustainability achievement by pledging to encourage its entire supply chain to move to 100 percent renewable energy. Also, the curves on the display might not be as we expected like in Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

The latest iPhone could arrive one or two months later than usual because of possible constraints on the supply of OLED screens and other materials, according to a report in Bloomberg today.

Note however Apple's use of the phrase, "one day".

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone, which Asymco analyst Horace Dediu earlier this year proclaimed "the most successful product of all time", having sold an expected total of 1.2 bllion units from 2007 through the first half of 2017.

A soft home button requires careful application of fingerprint sensors in or under the OLED screen, said Tirias' Krewell. "This fall, it would be three years since we had a remarkable shift in iPhone hardware".

The Apple website says, "It's an ambitious goal that will require many years of collaboration across multiple Apple teams, our suppliers, and specialty retailers-but our work is already under way".

"While Samsung has beaten Apple to the punch with many new features, it seems Apple will be adding a lot of them to its new lineup, too - as well as e-SIM, support for Apple Pencil, and an enhanced version of Siri", he told TechNewsWorld.

Apple is hoping to change this.

While many smartphones have the fingerprint scanner on the rear of the phone, one of the downsides of the design is that you can not unlock your phone while it is sitting on a desk.

Apple has always been rumored to be planning to release three iPhone models this year, including the tenth anniversary edition iPhone 8 and the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus.

A Samsung statement said that salvageable components from devices would be detached, and metals extracted by companies that specialize in recycling.

All the new iPhones will run iOS 11, a mobile operating system that will include a refreshed user-interface and will be announced in June at the company's annual conference for developers, according to a person familiar with the matter. "We analyze materials that someone might put in their mouth - like an Apple Pencil you might chew on while considering the next line in your drawing - to make sure they're safe", the company said in the report. The smaller processors are more efficient, allowing Apple to retain its battery life standards while adding more advanced features.

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