The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic caused global smartphone production to drop 11% year-on-year in 2020, reaching 1.25 billion units, according to figures from market research company TrendForce.
Mark Bridge revisits his mobile technology reviews
Mark Bridge writes:
I've been taking a look back at the devices I've written about during the past few years. Some are still faithful companions, others... well, let's just say my faith was misplaced.
Top companies criticised for "dodging their environmental responsibilities"
The UK Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee has published a report on Electronic Waste and the Circular Economy. It says the UK is "lagging behind other nations in embedding a circular economy of use, reuse and recycle for small electronics".
Apple has agreed to pay $113 million in the USA to settle allegations that it deliberately slowed down older iPhones.
Apple has cut its commission for App Store sales and in-app purchases to 15% for businesses that earn less than $1 million per year.