A Greener Apple

Apple was sued on the basis of information from Greenpeace's report card for the iPhone from yesterday. Apparently, California's Proposition 65 requires the disclosure of phthalates on a warning label, and the iPhone doesn't have that. So, the Center for Environmental Health is suing. There will apparently be a 60 day notice before the lawsuit is actually, while the CEH independently verifies Greenpeace's findings. And ensuring that this iPhone lawsuit is just as murky as all of the other ones, the findings that phthalates affect reproductive functions is apparently in dispute. And Apple is on the record for a timeline of getting rid of phthalates; they've already vowed to get rid of the bad stuff by the end of 2008 so I'm not sure who wins with a lawsuit like this except for the lawyers. It's just bad press for everyone involved.