The iPhone’s Hidden Costs | Chappaqua NY Real Estate

The iPhone 5 is a C-average student. At least, that’s the grade InsuranceQuotes awarded the smartphone, based on its effect on public health, the environment and the U.S. economy.

In the video above, the insurance news publisher weighed the pros and cons of newer iPhone models and gave them a solid C+ grade. Apple has come a long way in making its mobile devices more environmentally friendly, but poor conditions in Chinese manufacturing plants have led to employee suicides and protests.
Likewise, InsuranceQuotes found the cost to charge a smartphone over the course of a year to be negligible, but the overall cost of maintaining an iPhone is high — more than 4% of the average American’s salary, including the cost of data plans, accessories and those addictive apps.

Take a look at some of the other factors InsuranceQuotes considered in the video above. And tell us what grade you would give your smartphone in the comments section below.


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