What you need to know
- Apple announced iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max on September 10th.
- All iPhones are confirmed as using 100% recycled earth elements in their Taptic Engines.
- The new iPhones go on sale on September 20th.
Apple has shared new environmental reports for its iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max while also confirming that the Taptic Engine used in all three phones is built from 100% recycled rare earth elements.
In an interview with Reuters – spotted by MacRumors – Apple Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson said that the move not only helps the planet but also helps Apple, too.
"This is one of those happy coincidences where what is good for the planet is really good for business at the same time," Jackson told Reuters. "One of the things we talk about a lot internally, just in general, is how much more resilient this makes our supply chain."
Apple uses its recycling robot, named Daisy, to disassemble old products and then recycle their parts as part of an ongoing effort to protect the planet.
The Taptic Engine is used to provide vibration feedback in iPhones and is particularly important now that 3D Touch has been replaced by Haptic Touch in the new lineup. The part is used throughout iOS and is one of the unsung heroes of Apple's iPhone design.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Apple says its offices in the US will not fully reopen until at least 2021
According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning for its office and many of its retail workers to remain remote for the rest of the year.
Review: The Oak Hollow Aloria Series Office Chair is comfy and customizable
To maximize your productivity, you need a comfortable, ergonomic office chair. Consider Oak Hollow Furniture's multi-adjustable Aloria Series Office Chair, designed for comfort.
Let's talk iOS 14 public betas, AirPods, and technostalgia
It's been a busy week with Apple releasing public betas for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and tvOS 14. We also talk about the AirPods design rumors and more.
Protect your iPhone 11 Pro with these great cases
Whatever your style or protection needs, you can find a case to match them for your iPhone 11 Pro.