Here is a summary of what is going on between Apple Computers and the city of San Francisco, via the DailyMail.
- Apple announces it is withdrawing from a rating system used by governments and universities to assess how environmentally-friendly computers are
- San Francisco city officials announce ban on buying Aplpe computers for its 28,000 employees
This is purely a symbolic and lame gesture by the city of San Francisco — they barely even purchase Apple products to begin with and they will not put a ban on iPhone products.
San Francisco officials spent a relatively meagre $45,579 (£29,293) on Apple products in 2010 – a tiny amount when compared to the tech firm’s $65billion (£42billion) earnings that year.
The new ban does not apply to Apple’s iPad or iPhone as the products do not fall under the EPEAT scheme’s remit.
These officials are politicizing city politics with global environmental issues in a nasty way.