Jun 22, 2021 8:00 PM
Madison Paige Werner
Brief Analysis of the Product
- a smartphone made by Apple. It has a camera, cellular phone, and a computer in one, hand held device.
- iPhones are very easy to use. They can be transported easily and allow you to have the internet and all of the information on the internet at your fingertips.
- iPhones allow you to stay in contact with anyone from anywhere because it is a mobile device.
Key Features that Promote Sustainability
- iPhones are made up of almost entirely recyclable materials, meaning that the amount of waste ending up in landfills because of the device is limited.
- Apple has a promotion where users can trade in their old iPhones to get a portion of money off of a new one. This reduces the chance of people just disposing of their phones themselves. Instead, Apple takes their old phones and uses the materials to create new phones.
- Most new iPhones use efficient software to manage and reduce power consumption.
Features that Reduce Sustainability
- iPhones have relatively short lifespans. Most phones last a few years at most, meaning that most people look to replace them. This results in more phones having to be made, which uses more energy.
- Apple doesn't have a great repair system for iPhones. Instead of offering low cost options to repair a broken phone, Apple charges a lot. This causes many people to just buy a new phone rather than repair theirs.
- The battery life on iPhones decreases as the phone gets older, meaning that the longer you keep your phone, the more often you will have to charge it, which requires energy.