It features a longer battery life, is more energy-efficient, and a waterproof design will prevent damaged products going straight to landfill. But the ditching of the headphone jack could itself open up an e-waste black hole. So just how sustainable is Apple's new iPhone 7?
The US tech giant unveiled its next-generation iPhone 7 and 7 Plus smartphones in San Fransisco last night (7 September), with a host of new handset features including faster processors, duel camera features and a pressure-sensitive home button.
Apple says the two new models embody the firm’s on-going progress on sustainability and are designed to reduce the overall environmental footprint.
But it is the two standout features of the new iPhone 7 that could have the biggest environmental impact – the waterproofing and the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack, which could in fact have conflicting consequences. read more >>