Which iPhone Should I Buy? - greenmarket.eco

Every year, Apple releases a new product in the market. New features, new colours, better battery. From iPhones to iPads to laptops, this American Multinational Technology Company stands at a net worth of $2 trillion. Now obviously, with any big company, the first question that rises is that what kind of supplies do they use to be able to generate so many new products? With such a high net worth, the initial assumption is always that cheap, non-biodegradable materials have been used that do not take the environment into consideration. To be honest, that is a fair assumption to make given that the company is in such a big profit. However, the reality is far from that.

Since 2020, Apple has been carbon neutral, and they plan on making all their products too by 2030. As of now, several of their devices are made of recyclable and eco-friendly substances. For instance, the introduction of the M1 chip has caused a drop in carbon footprint by 34%. The iPhones have a 100% tungsten taptic engine and none of these devices come with an outer plastic wrapping. Moreover, the antenna lines are made from upcycled water bottles. Several suppliers of Apple products have switched to using renewable sources of energy for their production line, reducing the carbon emissions by 14 million tonnes. In an initiative to reduce the amount of energy consumed by the phones, Apple has also started making its devices in a manner where in software and power-efficient components are introduced that can intelligently minimize energy consumption.

In terms of what phone to buy, we obviously now know that all them have a positive environmental impact. This means, that the rest solely depends on your needs and usage. Here are a few things that you should normally consider before purchasing your next phone:

  • Size
    1. iPhone SE or mini are the kind that easily fit in your hand can be used by a single hand. They can be easily slipped into your pockets without worrying about them falling out.
  • Storage space
    1. iPhones do not have a micro-SD card which means that storage can’t be boosted separately. All phones falling under the 14 series start at 128 GB and can go as high as to 1 TB. Now, it completely depends on your needs and usage and how comfortable you are to delete old photos and videos and apps.
  • Speed
    1. Every new iPhone launched has the latest chipset, which means that it is at the most optimum speed that the brand can provide. However, that doesn’t mean that previous processors can’t necessarily handle new apps the way a new model can. So do not worry about having to spend extra money just because you are concerned about your phone hanging.
  • Camera
    1. Now this is something important to note. There are differences seen between 2 completely different series like iPhone 13 and iPhone 14. However, there isn’t a signification change in camera quality between an iPhone 14 pro and an iPhone 14 pro-max.
  • Battery life
    1. Do not forget the 80% rule. Each iPhone battery normally passes the 80% battery life and quality test. However, do not feel afraid to change the battery when needed or ask for it to be checked before purchasing the phone.

The above critierias are the primary and generic qualities that normally every consumer looks for in their phones before buying them. However, do not let this restrict you. Explore all your options and different brands before landing on your final decision. Of course, do not forget the eco-friendly angle. Every decision you make, does have an impact on the world in a certain manner, big or small. Drop down your most recent or next purchase in the comments section and let the readers compare!

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