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    Default Apple Reinstates EPEAT Certification After Public Backlash


    All week, MMi has brought you coverage of the ongoing saga related to Apple's controversial removal of its products from the EPEAT environmental rating program. Following San Francisco officials pledging to pluck all Apple products in response to Apple's decision, no shortage of critics have piled on to give Apple another black-eye on its environmental record.

    But today, following a substantial backlash from the environmental community, Apple has decided to once again list all of its eligible products as EPEAT green certified. And the announcement received high-profile placement on the Apple website in the form of a letter from Bob Mansfield, Apple's senior vice president of Hardware Engineering.

    "We’ve recently heard from many loyal Apple customers who were disappointed to learn that we had removed our products from the EPEAT rating system," Mansfield wrote. "I recognize that this was a mistake. Starting today, all eligible Apple products are back on EPEAT."

    "Our relationship with EPEAT has become stronger as a result of this experience, and we look forward to working with EPEAT as their rating system and the underlying IEEE 1680.1 standard evolve," he added. "Our team at Apple is dedicated to designing products that everyone can be proud to own and use."

    So will this effort by Apple work to silence critics and keep the peace in San Francisco? For now at least, Apple appears to have made the right move.

    Source: Apple

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    Good move. But it says all "eligable" products will be listed back on EPEAT. Is that a language scape goat meaning the ones that are not eligable will never be? As in they don't care to work towards making more of their lineup follow with epeat standards?

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    Apple did this to prevent more loss from government contracts, that is all nothing more.
    San Francisco should continue to ban Apple, and other state who feels EPEAT is important should follow.
    Re-list does not mean they will improve what they are doing, it is just "promise" they will work on improving which means absolutely nothing when bottom line is involved.

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    ayone that has worked in goverment knows that main offices there are like 10 years or so behind technology, cause of price, let me know the last time u went to a motor vehicule, or any goverment agency, and you saw a brand new apple,ipad etc etc in it,, most of this places are still on windows 2000 or xp cause its the only thing that would run on they old hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
    Apple did this to prevent more loss from government contracts, that is all nothing more.
    San Francisco should continue to ban Apple, and other state who feels EPEAT is important should follow.
    Re-list does not mean they will improve what they are doing, it is just "promise" they will work on improving which means absolutely nothing when bottom line is involved.
    ahhhh, an expert.....like you know what they will and won't do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgfusion View Post
    ahhhh, an expert.....like you know what they will and won't do.
    You don't leave EPEAT if you did not already decide not to follow the requirements.
    You do not suddenly reinstate EPEAT because you suddenly changed your mind not even a week have passed out of goodness of Apple's heart.

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    san francisco: 1
    cupertino: 0

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    ahhh yeahhh...San Francisco, the city that is that should be it's own country, or at least that how they feel.

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