Wildlife & Wild Places

Visualizing the True Cost of an iPhone

Technology is often a double-bladed sword. It can enhance our lives in many amazing ways, of course, but it can also cause unintended consequences in the form of pollution, energy use, and inequality.

The latest gadgets from Apple are no exception, especially when it comes to rare earth materials like coltan.

This infographic provides a visual tour of some of the most important elements.

 

Created by MBAonline.com

  • Jonathan Hélias

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  • Jonathan Hélias

    This is totally true. I m shoked. OH MY GOD!

  • Jonathan Hélias

    What do you think, Brian Clark Howard? Do you think this is good or not?

  • Jonathan Hélias

    What do you think, Brian Clark Howard? Do you think this is good or not?

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