Apple agrees to pay $450K to settle charges of mishandling e-waste in California

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  • Reply 21 of 25
    digitoldigitol Posts: 110member
    YEp Agree! BAD Apple on this one! Also for those who get upset about criticisms of Apple, especially from their own customer base, you should take heart to what is being said. Calling out Apple on their BS is how you get better products. The best vote is by our wallets. If we don't buy it, then Apple can't get away with it. Whatever loyalty you feel toward Apple, think different and be honest with yourself. Absolutely be more critical of Apple and its products! Expect more, demand more, challenge Apple, make them better. You can only do that if you wake up, and truly evaluate how you think. I would hardly believe if all of you can honestly say you are 100% happy with Apple today, and couldn't imagine a better apple or product. That being said, I will pour some more drink, wine, not cool-aide, and end with a lasting thought. I would never recommend a          + $2000 laptop (to a friend or anyone) that is disposable due to components being fused to the mainboard. Even after extended warranty, (4yrs,) if your HD goes out nothing you can do except buy a new computer. This is unacceptable, not to mention HUGELY un environmental. Those who want to defend, "well computer is old by then" Please remember that Apple sold the 2012 Macbook pro up until about a month or so ago.  :neutral:  
  • Reply 22 of 25
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
    securtis said:
    You can't say apple cares about the environment when they purposely solder on RAM and hard drives to limit upgrades. How is that good for recycling when someone has to pry off the glued on components?
    Increasing product reliability by making the interior connections as reliable as possible is good for product usage. Fewer parts failures and products are used longer. Lessening discarded products. That's all an environmental plus despite repair company whining. 
    edited December 2016
  • Reply 23 of 25
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,179member
    sog35 said:
    HYPOCRACY

    This is what pisses me off about Tim Cook's Apple.  Getting involved in all these dumb ass social crusades and then get caught with crap like this. Apple is better off being more neutral in these issues.

    [insert more bullshit here]
    - If you're gonna start your post with an emphasized word in caps, try to make sure you actually spell it right and don't completely butcher it. It's hypocrisy. Invest maybe 1% of the time you use to bash Apple to basic education, and you might get somewhere. 

    - This facility was shut down in 2012. Tim Cook became CEO in 2011. To pin him as a hypocrite because of this is remarkably dishonest. Also, you imply that Apple secretly doesn't care about the environment because of issues with this one facility that Cook was most likely not aware of, which is laughable. 

    - So, because Tim Cook can't single-handedly make the world a utopia, and solve all china, labor, and global manufacturing issues, it makes him a hypocrite for at least trying, and pushing in the areas that Apple CAN make a difference? Beyond social causes that you spit at, if you read Apple's progress reports you will see that they ARE making quantifiable progress in all areas to do with manufacturing. What a fucked up view you have. 

    - Don't you have anyone close to you that can help you remember to take your meds? Your continuous, never-ending, neurotic, unhinged rants make it clear that you need help, and that you should be concerned about your health. 
    edited December 2016 randominternetperson
  • Reply 24 of 25
    jfc1138 said:
    securtis said:
    You can't say apple cares about the environment when they purposely solder on RAM and hard drives to limit upgrades. How is that good for recycling when someone has to pry off the glued on components?
    Increasing product reliability by making the interior connections as reliable as possible is good for product usage. Fewer parts failures and products are used longer. Lessening discarded products. That's all an environmental plus despite repair company whining. 
    Do you have any objective evidence to back your claim? Your assumptions seem dubious at best. 
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