There's gold in them thar Apples!

There's gold in them thar Apples!

One of the bits of information squirreled away in Apple's Environmental Responsibility Report for Fiscal Year 2015 is that Apple's recycling efforts recovered gold - a LOT of gold. 2,204 pounds of gold -- 35,264 ounces -- and at $1,235 per ounce at a recent price point, a whopping $43,551,040 worth of the precious stuff.

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AWT News Update: February 17, 2016

AWT News Update: February 17, 2016

A refreshing change from earlier this week, with a lot more interesting news items from the world of Apple:

  • The US Government files suit against counterfeiters who brought fake Apple and Samsung products into the country
  • Twitter adds just what you needed to its official app: a GIF button
  • Two organizations join up to move ahead with universal acceptance of NFC payments (including Apple Pay) to pay for fares on public transportation
  • Apple's doing a great job of recycling old iPhones
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Rare Apple I is recycled by Bay Area woman, sells for $200,000

Rare Apple I is recycled by Bay Area woman, sells for $200,000

One of the continuing news themes that we love to cover is the sale of Apple I computers at auction. They've gone for as much as $905,000, and are exceedingly rare -- only 200 Apple I computers were hand-made in the first batch and sold for $666.66 each in 1976. This weekend we heard the story of a Bay Area electronics recycling firm that is looking for a woman who dropped off an Apple I in April that subsequently sold to a private collector for $200,000.

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