Sick of piling up power cables every time you get new tech? Apple wants to get rid of USB cords for Apple Watch.
The company will stop making USB adapters for charging Apple Watch as part of its effort to reduce its carbon footprint, said Lisa P. Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, at an event announcing updates to iPads and Apple Watches Tuesday.
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“Sometimes, it’s not what we make, but what we don’t make that counts,” Jackson said. She added that Apple knows its customers are accumulating USB cables, and that making millions of them “consumes resources and adds to our carbon footprint.”
The company also said it’s making products without harmful chemicals like beryllium or mercury and using 100 percent recycled rare earth minerals in its devices.