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To celebrate Earth Day, Apple releases Video Series to address Climate Change, Conservation of Resources and pioneer Safer Materials

The new video series that the tech titan posted on its page features yaks, breathing buildings and making one-half gallon of artificial sweat every day

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The Apple logo is shown above a store location entrance, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Dallas. Apple is schedule to release their iPhone 5S on Friday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez), VOA

New York, April 22, 2017: In celebration of Earth Day 2017, Apple has released a new video series featuring candid interviews with employees leading Apples efforts to address climate change, conserve resources and pioneer safer materials.

The new video series that the tech titan posted on its page features yaks, breathing buildings and making one-half gallon of artificial sweat every day.

As a part of the celebration, Apple told about its new headquarters based in Cupertino, California.

‘Apple Park’, which opened for its employees earlier in April, is the world’s largest naturally ventilated building, projected to require no heating or air conditioning for nine months of the year.

Apple’s new headquarters replaced five million square feet of asphalt and concrete with grassy fields and over 9,000 native, drought-resistant trees, and is powered by 100 per cent renewable energy, the company said.

With 17 MW of rooftop solar, Apple Park will run one of the largest on-site solar energy installations in the world.

According to the ‘2017 Environmental Responsibility Report’ Apple was now powering 96 per cent of its operations with renewable energy in the company’s offices, retail stores and product distribution centres.

Apple is now 100 per cent renewable in 24 countries, including all of its data centres.

In the report, Apple also set an aim to help put an end to mining on earth and said it is planning to use 100 per cent recycled material to manufacture its products.

In 2016, Apple launched Liam, the experimental automated technology that disassembles iPhone 6 for recycling. (IANS)

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Samsung Competes Apple, Launches Stores and Expand Retail Footprints in US

On February 20, Samsung is also hosting its "Unpacked" event in San Francisco, where it will announce its first foldable smartphone and "Galaxy S10".

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Samsung's retail presence in the US was marked only by pop-up stores and dedicated spaces in franchisees like Best Buy. Pixabay

Keeping in line with the prevailing competition with Apple, Samsung is planning to inaugurate three full-scale stores in Los Angeles, New York and Houston on February 20, aiming to expand its retail footprint in the US, Apple Insider reported.

Samsung intends to allow users to try and buy its products ranging from smartphones to Virtual Reality (VR) glasses and televisions via these retail stores.

Much like Apple Stores, the South Korean giant plans on providing in-person customer support along with walk-in repairs available for mobile devices.

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Apple has long touted its retail stores as one of its key advantages, since people can try products in advance and have a place to turn if they need help with setup or troubleshooting. Pixabay

Up until now, Samsung’s retail presence in the US was marked only by pop-up stores and dedicated spaces in franchisees like Best Buy. This move comes at a time when Apple is coping with declining iPhone sales, driven mostly by tough competition in China from local smartphone makers.

“Apple has long touted its retail stores as one of its key advantages, since people can try products in advance and have a place to turn if they need help with setup or troubleshooting. It remains to be seen whether Samsung would be able to cultivate an equal or superior level of support and whether or not will enough people choose to shop at outlets instead of online or at the many third-party vendors that carry Samsung gears,” the report said.

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Due to low traffic and poor response, the company failed in its attempts at retail expansion in the UK and withdrew quickly.

On February 20, Samsung is also hosting its “Unpacked” event in San Francisco, where it will announce its first foldable smartphone and “Galaxy S10”, the report noted. (IANS)