The report reveals that the base model iPhone X generates an equivalent of 79 kilograms of carbon dioxide over its life cycle, which is the highest estimated greenhouse gas emissions of any Apple smartphone since the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. 80 percent of the emissions come from production of the device.
A comparison of Apple's estimated greenhouse gas emissions for each iPhone model:
- iPhone X: 79kg CO2e
- iPhone 8: 57kg CO2e
- iPhone 8 Plus: 68kg CO2e
- iPhone 7: 56kg CO2e
- iPhone 7 Plus: 67kg CO2e
- iPhone 6s: 54kg CO2e
- iPhone 6s Plus: 63kg CO2e
- iPhone 6: 95kg CO2e
- iPhone 6 Plus: 110kg CO2e
- iPhone 5s: 65kg CO2e
Like other models, the iPhone X has a mercury-free display made with arsenic-free glass, and it's also free of BFR, PVC, and beryllium.
iPhone X received a highest-possible gold rating from EPEAT, a program that ranks mobile phones based on environmental attributes in accordance with UL 110. All models since the iPhone SE have also achieved gold ratings.
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