Apple iPhone 4S is Eco-Friendly; Treads Cupertino’s Green Path

Many of you iFans out there may not be satisfied with what Tim Cook brought unto your midst yesterday. Pushing aside all expectations of seeing the iPhone 5, Apple served you all with  the iPhone 4S. However, the initial disappointment may be overlooked as the state-of-the-art features of the iPhone 4S are not something to be ignored. In fact, what interests us is the fact that the new features and modification have made the latest iPhone more eco-friendly.

The retina display and glass-backed enclosure are repeated in this latest Apple smartphone. The prominent changes in this phone appear under the hood. The iPhone 4S will be featuring one of the fastest multitasking facilities yet in the smartphone arena. This will mean that the phone will have brand’s top-end dual-core A-5 chip which is twice faster than the normal, along with a 7x faster dual-core graphics chip.

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Nevertheless, Apple has been able to extend the gadget awesome battery efficiency up to 8 hours by using more energy-efficient components.

Plus, this phone has updated its rear camera to 8 MP with f/2.8 aperture. It is capable of 1080p HD video recording with image stabilization – that matches standards of devoted portable video recorders. This will further decrease the gap on point and shoot cameras and video recorders. This will save the amateur shutterbugs from buying a separate device, which in turn reduces the heavy toll on the ecology.

We will now analyze how the latest Cupertino product is eco-friendly. The iPhone 4S with its high environmental standards and efficient features create only smaller carbon foot prints than its predecessors.

The iPhone 4S has speedier processing with A5 chip, new dual-core graphics card that is 7 times faster than the former iPhone 4. The phone will be capable of faster upload and download speeds (14.4 Mbps down vs. 7.2 Mbps down). It will be uniquely built in with two antennas to switch send and receive data, which improves call quality.

Though, what makes the difference is that Apple has still managed to save more energy with extended 8 hours battery life with new low-energy components and power management software .The iPhone 4S, in fact, abide by the guidelines of Energy Star certification system.

The company has also succeeded in reducing material use and carbon footprint  by engineering a smaller, thinner and lighter product with no compromise on performance.


Apple has also made sure that their manufacturing elements are devoid of toxic substances such as arsenic, brominated flame retardants (BFRs), mercury, phthalates, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

Their retina display is made of mercury-free LED backlighting and arsenic-free glass. This will push Apple to high industry standards in eco impact scene.

Apple has also made arrangements for proper disposal of the e-waste by the Apple-controlled voluntary and regulatory programs worldwide. They will be processing hazardous electronic waste specific to the region in which it was collected.


With each generation iPhone, Apple is making sure that they are integrating more and more functions and applications to its mobile device. Thus it reduces the average user’s need to buy and carry separate gadgets specific for a single function.

In the case of the iPhone 4S 8MP camera, f/2.4 aperture lens will serve moderate needs of camera for amateur users. It has latest CMOS backside illuminated camera sensor that boasts 73% increased light sensitivity and takes shots 1/3 faster.

This will let this cell phone perform well under low light conditions and open wide for shallower depth of field.

Now you have one more reason to choose the iPhone 4S, right? Tell us if you like the device’s eco friendly status.

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