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The Social, Ethical, and Environmental Consequences of Apple Smartphones Apple is an American company founded in 1976, which is headquartered in California, US but sells across the globe, including products like the iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, and Apple Watch. Later the company included products like Apple TV, AirPods, and HomePod systems supported by the ios store, which are currently at different stages of a product life cycle. Apple is selling iPhones to raise awareness and funds to fight HIV and AIDS, promoting social responsibility. But meanwhile, the iPhone has some severe consequences over its product life cycle’s social, ethical, and environmental factors affecting the diversity, equality, and structural inequalities in the US and worldwide. Although the product life cycle of an iPhone includes four stages; Introduction, growth, maturity, and decline concerning time, the early stages, in the iPhone’s case, Apple owns the prices as high as possible, making it difficult for any ordinary citizen to afford it . But iPhone usage increased globally as the wealthy consumers are well aware of the company’s technological aspect with smart tech wisdom, impacting both humanity and the environment. As stated by Apple, it provides a lot to love but less to spend, which never justifies the prices of iPhones globally, especially in the Europian and Asian markets.

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