Apple has finally set right its “mistake”. It has realized that its decision to abandon the green certification system for electronics was “a mistake,” and announced it would start resubmitting its products for the EPEAT certification.
The EPEAT, is a nonprofit, creating environmental standards and a rating system for computers and other electronics. Apple had been closely working with the EPEAT till it decided to end this bond.
Earlier this month, the company had posted that it will stop registering its products under the “green”, environment registry. “We regret that Apple will no longer be registering its products in EPEAT. We hope that they will decide to do so again at some point in future,” the EPEAT group had earlier said.
However on Friday, Apple’s senior vice president for hardware engineering, Bob Mansfield, issued a statement reverting the policy. “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. I recognize that this was a mistake. Starting today, all eligible Apple products are back on EPEAT”, he said.
The Macbook Pro
Shipping estimates for Apple’s flagship Retina MacBook Pro, has considerably improved. The online customers who preordered the laptop have got improved estimates, according to the company’s online stores in the U.S., Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan and several other countries.
The new Retina MacBook Pro comes at a price of $2,199 for the 2.3 GHz Core i7 quad-core unit with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of flash storage. The higher end model, featuring a 2.6 GHz Core i7 quad-core processor, 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of flash storage, costs $2,799. They use the Solid State Disk (SSD) for a faster storage.
But the best USP for this laptop is the Retina that measures 15.4 inches on its diagonals. It has a screen resolution that even surpasses the normal HDTV by around 3 million pixels. The Retina MacBook Pro also features a very sleek body which is substantially thinner than previous laptops.