Apple’s plans to sell refurbished iPhones in India meets challenges

Apple’s plans to sell refurbished iPhones in India are close to being derailed after meeting resistance from the Mobile and Communications Council, a newly formed industry body. Apple has formally applied to import “certified pre-owned” iPhones, but it is unclear if this application has been rejected or remains under review by the government. Apple plans…

HOBI News of the Week 3/2-3/6

Here is a recap of ITAD industry news from the week of May 2nd to May 6th. Global data center security market anticipated to reach $12.9 billion Research and Markets anticipates the global data center security market will reach or exceed $12.91 billion by 2021 with an overall CAGR of 15.3 percent. Apple anticipates iPhones only…

Apple anticipates iPhones only remain functional for three years

An update to Apple’s environmental Q and A on their website indicates iPhones have a typical lifespan of three years. While this estimate is not the definitive cut-off, Apple retrieved this data from monitoring devices and their respective lifespans. The three-year lifespan may not come as a surprise to some, with Apple’s frequent OS updates…

HOBI President, Craig Boswell, speaking at 2016 IAITAM Spring ACE

HOBI President Craig Boswell will speak at IAITAM’s 2016 Spring ACE conference May 11-13 in New Orleans at the French Quarter Marriott. Boswell is contributing to the mobile session of this year’s conference on Tuesday, May 12,  from 11:15 a.m to 12:15 p.m. With more than 2.5 billion mobile devices shipped in 2015 alone, more…