Apple backtracks on the EPEAT environmental certification withdrawal, says it was a "mistake"

Apple backtracks on the EPEAT environmental certification withdrawal, says it was a "mistake"
In a somewhat untypical move Apple issued a statement that it regrets the voluntary withdrawal from the industry's EPEAT environmental certification scheme.

While not that big of a deal, considering that the company meets and exceeds the somewhat anachronistic EPEAT requirements, its withdrawal from the scheme certainly caused a backlash, with the city of San Francisco threatening to forbid its departments to buy Apple productsBob Mansfield, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, had the following statement to make:


Could this have happened under SJ? Maybe yes, maybe not, depending on what side of the bed he woke up to, but it is certainly a sign that times they are a-changin' over there in Cupertino under Tim Cook. Is it a move to prevent some sales from happening, considering you are already about a $100 billion ahead? 

It might very well be, but the fact that the iPad Mini rumors have reached a crescendo, while just a year ago it would have been unthinkable to go against SJ's grain about smaller slates, has to be a sign of the more listening and adaptable Apple, not unwilling to get down and dirty with the times.

source: MarketWatch

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