Apple included in the race for the production of batteries
Developers of portable technology now believe that cobalt is a rare element and without it the lithium ion batteries simply would not exist, it is in fact at this time a strategic raw material that buy who makes smart devices and electric cars. Every year world production of cobalt is increasing, but also the production of electric cars is also growing, and as it is not far off the time when cobalt was not to be missed. If such a time comes, then it will be a real disaster for those who make portable phones and devices with battery or accumulator. What is now observed on the sidelines of Cupertino on this occasion? There understood the topic clearly and decided to direct himself to stake cobalt Deposit in the hope that they will not run out before the moment in time when is created a real working alternative to lithium-ion batteries. Perhaps the company decides to mine cobalt, if so, then Cupertino is clearly build not just a company manufacturing mobile phones, and industrial real monster of the future.
While it is too early to talk about production, the company is only trying to negotiate with the mining companies for the supply of its use several thousand tons of cobalt per year. Not only does Apple really raise the issue, BMW, Volkswagen and Samsung are also boiled in it, they all want to clearly establish cobalt supplies to themselves and guarantee life on the market for some time without any problems dictating cobalt prices. In order to make a battery for the phone cobalt does not need much, but in order to make the battery for the car it needs a lot, it is car concerns in the first place fight for this rare earth element. Developers from Cupertino do not need to build a car, they need a reserve for the future, so that there is a clear guarantee for the delivery of cobalt, so that it does not jump in price, and the price will clearly grow in leaps. Perhaps in Cupertino are working on new sources for traction machines and equipment, everything can be, in this regard, the company does not publish or disclose the data of experiments. Apple will clearly benefit even in the price if it works directly with mining companies. Apple sometimes does, and sometimes just keeps track of slave labor around the world, as it did last year with claims of child labor in the production of gadgets.
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