It’s been a little over a year since repair group iFixit and processor ERI teamed up to recover components from used electronics. And thus far, the effort has been successful in getting much-needed items out to the repair community.
The repair site iFixit has offered kudos to Apple’s newest phone for ease of battery access and criticism for the addition of tri-point screws.
Everything in our industry seems to be heading downward – declining commodities values, shrinking device weights and less gold in each piece of equipment.
A recent survey from Greenpeace found more than half of respondents would be OK upgrading to new cellphone models less frequently. Continue Reading
New York’s Tekserve shut down this week after 29 years in business. The company was done in by sustained competition from Apple, the very brand that was central to Tekserve’s business model.
California aims to raise the recycling fee it charges buyers of new electronics, and Illinois begins to restore some of its e-scrap collection programs.