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APPLE iPad Wifi 4G (4th generation)

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APPLE tablet iPad Wifi 4G (4th generation) is equipped with Apple A6X processor and has a 1 GB RAM for weighs 0.662 kg.

It is certified Energy Star.

  • Energy Star

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CSR maturity

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Because Apple's policy is to differentiate itself from the mass, the company has chosen not to publish any formal CSR report, but to integrate this information in a vague way onto its Corporate site. The main themes are therefore accessible, but the content could be simpler to access and more complete. We are therefore a long way from the criteria set out by the GRI in the context of drawing up its CSR reporting, knowing as well that the information is not audited by any independent organisation.  

Assessing the maturity of the manufacturer's CSR is a slightly complex exercise. Apple, which has been criticised for a number of years for its subcontractors' social policy, wrote a full 24-page report in 2010 entitled "Supplier Responsibility", which drew up a record of the social environment of its service providers, mainly Asian, in order to assess the approach to implement in terms of progress. This praiseworthy initiative and this desire for transparency cannot be anything other than welcome. However, this also appears to be a subtle approach which allows the brand to abdicate responsibility by pointing a finger at the responsibilities of subcontractors...

In addition, Greenpeace has given Apple a score of 4.6/10 in its "Guide To Greener Electronics", regretting a lack of transparency in the information it provides and public stances which are too lightweight in terms of restricting some toxic products. For more information, we encourage you to read the latest edition which nevertheless puts it in 4th position, having moved up 5 places. Finally, in its latest 2011 "Green Rankings" of the 500 most environmentally responsible companies, Newsweek puts Apple in 117th place, once again especially due to its lack of transparency.

Life cycle

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1 year
Warranty 
0 year
Availability of parts

Pros

  • Has no Halogenated Flame Retardants in the external shell
  • Does not contain mercury in the light sources
  • Has no Halogenated Flame Retardants in the printed circuits
  • Does not contain PVC in the product's electronics
  • Contains 38% of recycled plastic

Cons

  • Does not have packaging made of a single material
  • Battery cannot be extended or replaced
  • Storage capacity cannot be increased or replaced
  • Warranty for only 1 year
  • No replacement parts provided

Energy consumption

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4.57 W
On-mode power consumption (W)
0.16 W
Stand-by consumption (W)

Technical specifications

Integrated graphics card
Yes
Battery life (h)
10
Type of battery
Lithium-polymer
Type of hard disk
Not communicated
Hard disk size
32
Type of RAM
Not communicated
Type of processor
Apple A6X
Processor speed (GHz)
1,4
Name of the graphics card
PowerVR SGX554MP4
Weight (kg)
0.662
Screen size (inches)
9.7
Touch screen
Yes

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Practical advice for use

Use

Use an application manager for memory and battery optimisation

Use

Use a universal charger

Delete

Regularly delete the applications you do not use