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City Of San Francisco No Longer Buying Apple Products

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San Francisco is often known as a forward thinking tech savvy city and they have always used Apple products - until now, that is. Even though the city has always supported and used nearby Apple's products the city's agencies will no longer be approved to purchase Apple products. [URL="http://mashable.com/2012/07/10/san-francisco-apple/"]Mashable[/URL] reporting that "According to the Wall Street Journal, city agencies in San Francisco will no longer be able to purchase Apple products after the company asked the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) — the group that sets environmental standards for electronics — to remove all 39 of its products from the agency’s green registry.The standards set forth by EPEAT require products to be easily disassembled by consumers — so that they can remove toxic components such as batteries – in order to be considered green. Apple’s newest products can’t be easily taken apart, and thus can no longer be considered green under the standards."

Do you think that San Francisco is being forward thinking and proactive or jumping the gun on the new rule?

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