Requiring consumers to drive to repair shops can completely negate the greenhouse gas benefits of repairing the devices, according to an analysis commissioned by one of the world’s biggest tech companies.
Consumers are waiting longer to trade in old phones, but rising values meant that 2021 saw the highest amount of money Assurant has ever recorded going back to consumers, according to an annual report. Continue Reading
Apple added to its recycling technology in 2021, upgrading some robots and rolling out a machine that can recover rare earth magnets that are typically destroyed in the shredding process. Continue Reading
Global smartphone maker Samsung will now enable customers with Galaxy devices to repair the items themselves, using tools and parts from the company.
Apple may soon launch a hardware subscription service, allowing customers to lease an iPhone through monthly payments and potentially trade up when new phones come out, Bloomberg reported.