FAST TECH IS NOT SUSTAINABLE: Apple AirPods

by

Taylor Ford

DM the CEO

June 7, 2021

Dear Tim Cook and Apple,

You cannot even begin to call yourself a “sustainable” company if your products only last a year and a half at the MOST. 

Coming in at a whopping 159 USD, I would expect Apple AirPods to have amazing sound quality and be able to withstand the test of time, but that is unfortunately not the case. So if AirPods don’t last a very long time, certainly I can get them repaired for a reasonable price, right?

Nope. 

With a warranty, Apple charges 96 USD to fix two buds and without a warranty, it costs 38 USD MORE than just buying new AirPods... WTF Apple?! Considering you drop new gadgets once a year, it seems a bit too convenient that old gadgets begin to die right when a new one releases... 

News flash Tim: FAST TECH IS NOT SUSTAINABLE!! 

I know that Greenpeace has given Apple an “A” for sustainability due to its energy efficiency within the supply chain, but this is not enough. You are responsible for the 7 million tons of e-waste generated every year that is polluting our waters (and this number is growing). Apple has the money to create durable, long-lasting, eco-friendly headphones, but you chose not to. We demand that Apple slow down its production line and focus on the durability and reparability of its products for a more sustainable future!

Yours sincerely,
Gen Z 
xoxo

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