+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
IT News Thread, San Fransisco plans to block the purchase of Apple Macs in Other News; It seems Apple have pulled out of the US Govts EPEAT scheme (one which Apple helped to found) which ensures ...
  1. #1

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,193
    Thank Post
    654
    Thanked 2,246 Times in 1,030 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    663

    San Fransisco plans to block the purchase of Apple Macs

    It seems Apple have pulled out of the US Govts EPEAT scheme (one which Apple helped to found) which ensures products meet specific environmental standards. Because of this the city of San Fransisco are planning to put a block on the purchase of Apple computers, and given that 95% of school IT purchases in the US must meet EPEAT criteria it means they may lose out on the US education market too! Interesting times for Apple: BBC News - San Francisco plans to ban officials from buying Apple Macs
    Apparently this is all down to the fact that the new Macs are so hard to strip down for recycling or upgrading that they fail to meet standards.
    Last edited by Dos_Box; 11th July 2012 at 06:39 AM.

  2. #2

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,193
    Thank Post
    654
    Thanked 2,246 Times in 1,030 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    663
    As an additional thought, wasn't there EU legislation about devices having to have easily replaceable batteries and other parts?

  3. #3

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,238
    Thank Post
    882
    Thanked 2,740 Times in 2,315 Posts
    Blog Entries
    11
    Rep Power
    784
    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    As an additional thought, wasn't there EU legislation about devices having to have easily replaceable batteries and other parts?
    Rules, apply to Apple... never, they get away with everything.

  4. #4

    teejay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,206
    Thank Post
    286
    Thanked 777 Times in 587 Posts
    Rep Power
    336
    So basically some San Fransisco officials want shiny new iPad 3's, Macbook Pro Retina's and a free upgrade to iPhone 5's when they come out...

  5. #5

    LosOjos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    5,559
    Thank Post
    1,469
    Thanked 1,219 Times in 828 Posts
    Rep Power
    752
    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    So basically some San Fransisco officials want shiny new iPad 3's, Macbook Pro Retina's and a free upgrade to iPhone 5's when they come out...
    Not sure where that came from?

    The problem is that new Mac's are a nightmare to recycle and San Francisco are trying desperately to be a "green" city. They're making a stand and hopefully it'll make Apple stop and think about what they're putting out in to the world.
    Last edited by LosOjos; 11th July 2012 at 04:00 PM.

  6. #6

    mac_shinobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,896
    Thank Post
    3,415
    Thanked 1,081 Times in 997 Posts
    Rep Power
    369
    Maybe just me but looks or seems like they have gone down the toilet since Mr Jobs has passed away, I mean glueing a screen ??

    Pay all that money and they can't even do quality control correctly

  7. #7

    teejay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,206
    Thank Post
    286
    Thanked 777 Times in 587 Posts
    Rep Power
    336
    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Not sure where that came from?

    The problem is that new Mac's are a nightmare to recycle and San Francisco are trying desperately to be a "green" city. They're making a stand and hopefully it'll make Apple stop and think about what they're putting out in to the world.
    If you read the story, it says they 'plan' to ban them, all I'm suggesting is there is a possibility that 'plan' may suddenly be put on the back burner for certain reasons, just being my usual cynical self

  8. #8

    LosOjos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    5,559
    Thank Post
    1,469
    Thanked 1,219 Times in 828 Posts
    Rep Power
    752
    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    If you read the story, it says they 'plan' to ban them, all I'm suggesting is there is a possibility that 'plan' may suddenly be put on the back burner for certain reasons, just being my usual cynical self
    Oh I see! Well yeah I have to admit I'm cynical of all "plans", particularly where the big hitters like Apple, Microsoft et al. are concerned as we've seen many times before that the rules can be bent seemingly on demand...

  9. #9


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.403651, -0.515458
    Posts
    9,355
    Thank Post
    241
    Thanked 2,808 Times in 2,073 Posts
    Rep Power
    812

  10. #10


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.403651, -0.515458
    Posts
    9,355
    Thank Post
    241
    Thanked 2,808 Times in 2,073 Posts
    Rep Power
    812
    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Maybe just me but looks or seems like they have gone down the toilet since Mr Jobs has passed away
    Apple are most likely still working from Steve's four-year plan so I would wait until 2015 before making my mind up.

    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Pay all that money and they can't even do quality control correctly
    Jonathan Ive would be the one responsible for the glue and he still works for Apple. It hasn't got anything to do with QC either.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. What to buy for a video editing computer
    By E4xtraordinary in forum Hardware
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 10th October 2012, 09:00 AM
  2. [Pics] What it's like to own an Apple product :)
    By flyinghaggis in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 20th January 2011, 02:56 PM
  3. Where to buy AMD based systems
    By Geoff in forum Hardware
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10th May 2006, 08:21 AM
  4. Choosing which Mac to buy
    By Ric_ in forum Mac
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 18th February 2006, 08:27 AM
  5. One PC refuses to run script! Help!!!
    By woody in forum Scripts
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 5th October 2005, 11:37 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •