Apple Ending Key Source of iPhone E-Waste: Headphones, Chargers

It’s Apple Day, and for once, I don’t have to take on the usual role of climate journalists completely raining on the parade of people hypebeasting the new iPhone.

I mean, look, of course you should run your old iPhone into the ground instead of buying a new one if you value a habitable planet and not foisting your conspicuous consumption habits onto the backs of poor communities tasked with mining the metals and constructing a new phone you don’t need while dealing with the waste created by you getting rid of your old but perfectly good phone, you monstrous bastard. But if you actually need a new phone and order the iPhone 12, you’ll be getting a lighter ethical load than usual.

The company announced it will no longer ship iPhones with headphones or wall chargers. To which I say, thank the lord. This is like the lowest of

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What to Expect at October’s Apple Event: New iPhone 12 Lineup, Smaller HomePod Mini, Wireless Chargers and More

Apple’s second fall 2020 event, “Hi, Speed,” is set to be held on Tuesday, October 13. Apple already held an event in September, but it was focused on the iPad Air and the Apple Watch rather than iPhones as usual.

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October’s event is expected to be much more exciting, because it will see Apple unveil the much-anticipated iPhone 12 lineup with some of the biggest changes we’ve seen to the iPhone in years, including a redesign. Rumors suggest we could maybe see other long-awaited products such as the AirTags, smaller and more affordable HomePod, AirPods Studio over-ear headphones, and perhaps even an Apple Silicon Mac.

We’ve rounded up everything we know about the products that Apple might announce at the event so you know what to expect on Tuesday. Note that the images below are mockups of what we’re expecting based

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Global Battery Chargers Market Report 2020: Product Innovations and Technology Developments Steer the Momentum

The “Battery Chargers – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global market for Battery Chargers is projected to reach US$26.5 billion by the year 2025, trailing a CAGR of 7.1% over the analysis period 2018 to 2025.

Batteries are omnipresent in this digital age of mobile computing. Smartphones, tablets, wearable’s, self-powered medical devices/implants & all electronic devices depend on batteries for power. Backup power solutions & automobiles i. e. conventional, hybrid and pure electric vehicles need batteries for operation. Automated material handling; forklifts; grid Energy Storage System (ESS) also need batteries. Robust demand for rechargeable batteries bodes well for market growth.

Rechargeable or secondary batteries constitute an important segment of the global batteries industry, and the demand for rechargeable batteries is witnessing rapid growth on the back of increasing sales of products that use these batteries. Unlike primary batteries that are known to

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Solar-Powered EV Chargers Go Where Grid-Tied Stations Can’t

While you can build a gas station pretty much anywhere zoning codes allow, electric vehicle fast-charging stations need to be placed in close proximity to dedicated service transformers to support their heavy draw from the grid. Access to that type of infrastructure isn’t always available in rural areas, which means that large swaths of California have few public charging stations, if there are any at all. Electrify America is filling in the service gaps with off-grid electric vehicle charging stations powered only by the sun.

The national EV charging network announced today it added eight solar-powered charging stations in under-served areas in California. EV ARC stations are freestanding Level 2 chargers that don’t need to be tied to the power grid to work. Rather, they’re equipped with a 4.28-kilowatt (kW) sun-tracking solar array and 32kWh of on-board battery storage. They

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