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iPhone devices are smartphones developed and sold by Apple Inc. This article is a comparison of the environmental impact of iPhone devices. It currently compares the carbon footprint or greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and material use of the devices. For additional information and resources click on the product names to view detailed articles on each device where available.

Carbon Footprint[edit]

Detailed Life-cycle GHG Emissions
Product Total (kg CO2e) Production (kg CO2e) Distribution (kg CO2e) Usage (kg CO2e) End-of-life (kg CO2e)
iPhone 6s (32GB) 54 43 2 9 0.5
iPhone 6s Plus (32GB) 63 49 2 11 0.6
iPhone 7 (32GB) 56 44 2 10 0.6
iPhone 7 Plus (32GB) 67 52 2 12 0.7
iPhone SE (64GB) 75 62 2 11 0.8


Life-cycle GHG Emissions
Product Total (kg CO2e)
iPhone 6s 32GB[1] 54
iPhone 6s 128GB[1] 61
iPhone 6s Plus 32GB[2] 63
iPhone 6s Plus 128GB[2] 70
iPhone 7 32GB[3] 56
iPhone 7 128GB[3] 63
iPhone 7 256GB[3] 75
iPhone 7 Plus 32GB[4] 67
iPhone 7 Plus 128GB[4] 74
iPhone 7 Plus 256GB[4] 86
iPhone SE 64GB[5] 75

Material Use[edit]

Product Battery (grams) Display (grams) Aluminum (grams) Stainless steel (grams) Glass (grams) Circuit boards (grams) Plastic (grams) Other (grams) Paper Packaging (grams) Plastic Packaging (grams)
iPhone 6s 32GB[1] 26 29 25 24 18 11 7 3 125 33
iPhone 6s Plus 32GB[2] 43 40 35 28 23 12 7 4 147 46
iPhone 7 32GB[3] 26 25 24 23 16 11 7 6 165 5
iPhone 7 Plus 32GB[4] 38 36 33 29 22 14 10 6 193 6
iPhone SE 64GB[5] 25 11 21 18 18 13 5 2 116 28

Notes[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 iPhone 6s Environmental Report. Apple Inc., 9 Sep. 2015. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 iPhone 6s Plus Environmental Report. Apple Inc., 9 Sep. 2015. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 iPhone 7 Environmental Report. Apple Inc., 7 Sep. 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 iPhone 7 Plus Environmental Report. Apple Inc., 7 Sep. 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 iPhone SE Environmental Report. Apple Inc., 21 Mar. 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.