Apple expects greater demand for iPhones as a result of global warming according to a report assessing the impact of climate change on its business, which estimated $920 million in potential benefits.
“Mobile devices can serve as the backbone communication network in emergency and quasi-emergency situations,” Apple wrote in its report, released Tuesday.
“They can serve as a flashlight or a siren; they can provide first aid instructions; they can act as a radio; and they can be charged for many days via car batteries or even hand cranks,” it said. “Over time, as people begin to experience severe weather events with greater frequency, we expect an increasing need for confidence and preparedness in the arena of personal safety and the well-being of loved ones.”
Apple is one of many large companies to investigate and identify “climate-related” risks and opportunities that could impact their firms, Business Insider reported.
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