Skip to comments.Links 17 Aug: Your iPhone Uses More Energy Than Your Refrigerator
Posted on 08/24/2013 3:49:39 PM PDT by Beave Meister
Thats the claim at least from this new paper. That your iPhone, or more exactly your smartphone, uses more electricity than a refrigerator does. Do note though that its not actually the phone that does this: its the entire infrastructure that supplies it with the ability to be smart that does. All those data centres, running the WiFi and mobile networks and so on. In fact, the claim is that IT now uses 10% of the worlds electricity:
The global digital economy, also known as the ICT system (information-communications-technologies), sucks up as much electricity today as it took to illuminate the entire planet in 1985. The average iPhone requires more power per year than the average refrigerator. Its like youre walking around all day with a fridges worth of electricity in your pocket (but no hummus!).
This all adds up to a large portion of the worlds production:
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
“Your iPhone Uses More Energy Than Your Refrigerator”
That’s only if you use it for cold calls...
I never thought of it that way ... interesting.
I believe the proper FReeper phrase is oh the huge manatee! Lol!
I be stealing that!
Oh, so that’s why Algore uses private jets instead of teleconferencing.
The planes use up less energy. [\s]
Calling Al Gore, calling Al Gore!!!!
Is your iPhone running?
All the more reason NOT to use electricity to power cars when other options are available.
The WHOLE planet STILL is not illuminated.
The iPhone won’t chill beer or white wine. What use is it?
anybody that believes a phone running from a 1200 milli-amp hour battery uses more power than a refrigerator literally should not be allowed to vote.
And Global Warming is killing us all....and the Government is here to help.
If you really believe a refrigerator uses less power, try plugging your regrigerator into a USB port for a hour or so a day and see how cold your milk will be.
Most refrigerators draw 2,5 or more AMPS of power while running. Just to review a 1000 MilliAmp battery is 1 AMP for 1 Hour. So if your refrigerator uses 5 AMPs, it can only run for 12.5 minutes a day before the battery is 100% exhausted.
People nowadays don’t think for themselves.
Now THAT is a statistic. But note that it does leave a somewhat incorrect impression in the reader's mind because lighting doesn't actually consume much of the electricity produced.
This is one environuttie propaganda campaign that I like, because it will backfire. Good luck selling this to liberals and college kids.
lol. This is one meme that will die a fast death
Two can play at this game.
You better catch it.
By the way, do you have Prince Albert in a can?
Is this everyone’s iPhone or just Anthony Weiner’s?
Wow you didn't even make it to the 3rd sentence in the excerpt. Maybe it is you that should not vote :-)
” That your iPhone, or more exactly your smartphone, uses more electricity than a refrigerator does. “
Or read the excerpt, it would seem.
steaming pile...no graphic necessary
No problem. If you are an IPhone user, you are exempt.
Special Apps and Built-in LCD Screen
Keep your kitchen and family organized with special apps made for your refrigerator. Leave notes for your loved ones. Display photos from your Picasa library, mobile phone or SD card. Stay up to date with all your family activities with Google Calendar. Access hundreds of recipes from Epicurious. Plus, get the latest weather and news via Weather Bug and Associated Press. All through Samsung's brilliant, WiFi-enabled 8" LCD screen.
Did you mean Hugh Manatee?
And how many trips has my phone saved me driving my 4x4 somewhere?
Not to mention i could be freeping from PC right now.
Amps of power?
If they’re going to count the infrastructure of the phone, they should count the manufacturing, shipping and other infrastructure of the fridge too.
Mine is frozen.
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