Gallery: Apple Unveils New iPhone 4S Instead of iPhone 5 – Is It Green?


Apple CEO Tim Cook just officially unveiled the iPhone 4S – instead of the much-anticipated iPhone 5 – at today’s live keynote in Cupertino – and although the next-generation device features the same retina display and glass-backed enclosure as the iPhone 4, the multi-tasking powerhouse packs an impressive set of new features under the hood. The latest edition of the iPhone features the company’s new dual-core A5 chip (which is twice as fast at CPU tasks) and a 7x faster dual-core graphics chip, however they were able to actually increase the device’s battery life to 8 hours of talk time by using more energy-efficient components. It also features an impressive 8 megapixel f/2.8 aperture camera with 1080p HD video recording that closes the gap on point-and-shoot cameras and video recorders, reducing the need for consumers to purchase additional devices, which incur a heavy cost on the environment. Read on to learn more about how the new iPhone 4S fares in terms of its environmental footprint – from material use and production processes to features, applications, and recyclability at the end of its life-cycle.

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  1. Marko October 5, 2011 at 6:17 am

    No, it’s not green – it only comes in black and white

  2. mcsblues October 5, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Swapping your phone every 6 months isn’t green by any measure and you seem to have forgotten to factor in the human cost of producing an endless supply of “must have” gadgets.

    I suggest you get along to see this and see if you still think the same way afterwards;,com_shows/task,view/Itemid,141/id,1043

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