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Apple to switch to halogen-free, greener cables

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According to a report at The London Evening Standard, the company that manufactures the cabling that Apple uses for Macs, iPhones, and iPods is going to be switching to halogen-free cables

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According to a report at The London Evening Standard, the company that manufactures the cabling that Apple uses for Macs, iPhones, and iPods is going to be switching to halogen-free cables. The decision comes directly from Apple, likely because including halogen can lead to significant environmental issues later down the line, as burning the cables can release harmful and carcinogenic chemicals into the atmosphere and the water. The company that makes the cables, Volex, expect it will spend around $6 million to make the switch. The news comes on the same day that Apple released a large report auditing the working conditions of its supplier factories. Apple is apparently looking to clean up its manufacturing processes in more ways than one.