The new Apple iPhone 14 lineup has many impressive and exciting features. Learn how eco-friendly accessories can upgrade it further with EcoBlvd!

The new Apple iPhone 14 lineup, now available, is an excellent example of how smartphones are becoming more sophisticated and intelligent.

 

Compared to the iPhone 13, Apple's four new models, the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max, outperform it on all counts and include various cutting-edge features. The new front-facing camera display, upgraded battery life, increased memory, and new A16 Bionic Chip are some of the most notable features that make the new iPhone 14 lineup highly anticipated.

 

While most phones usually release 90% of their carbon emissions before even hitting the market, Apple has demonstrated an improvement in their dedication to the environment with their commitment to be fully carbon neutral by 2030. In addition to using recycled aluminum on the iPhone, there is no plastic wrapping on the back, and they use recycled rare earth magnets and gold. They have also used 75% less single-use plastic than in 2015 and a 70% reduction in energy.


The problem now lies with many of the accessories we use to protect and charge our devices since most of them are made from or housed in plastic, which eventually ends up in landfills or even our oceans, where they take more than 500 years to break down fully. Furthermore, only 17.4 percent of electronic waste is properly recycled worldwide, so instead of properly disposing of chargers or charging cables, most are thrown away, wasting precious and reusable materials.

 

Having no phone is no longer an option in today's tech-driven world, as we can't be disconnected from texts, social media, music, etc. It is vital that we find other solutions to offset our phones' carbon footprint and use them sustainably.

 

We can protect and renew the planet by choosing plastic-free, compostable, and waste-free alternatives.

 

Bringing the intersection of style and sustainability into your hands with eco-friendly iPhone 14 accessories from EcoBlvd will help you bring the planet back into balance.

 

To better understand how it can be made eco-friendly, let's take a look at some of Apple's new features introduced on the iPhone 14.

 

iPhone 14 Models Vs. iPhone 13 Models

As phones seem to come out every few months with relatively few changes to their design or specifications, it's easy to wonder how they are different. In comparison to all models of the iPhone 13, the iPhone 14 lineup offers faster performance, a more powerful processor, and a greater number of features.

 

Improved Camera Quality

Even though the iPhone 14's base mode as well as the iPhone 14 Plus are most similar to the iPhone 13, it and all other models come with a brand new front camera, the biggest update since 2019. A larger aperture and improved autofocus can help enhance clarity during FaceTime and Zoom video calls, resulting in a better depth-of-field effect in Portrait mode photos and videos.

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14  Plus models feature a dual back-camera setup with a 12-megapixel main camera. In contrast, the Pro and Pro Max will feature a triple camera, a 48-megapixel True Depth main camera with a Quad Pixel Sensor with the equivalence of 4 pro lenses.

Improved And Revamped Display: 

There are not too many display changes on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. Still, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have done away with the front-camera “notch” area and have introduced the innovative Dynamic Island, which acts as a mini control center showing notifications, apps, and other information in a pill-shaped display at the top of the screen.

As part of iOS 16, Apple has improved the look and lock screen of the iPhone 14 lineup so that weather, activity progress, and battery life can be seen at a glance.

Combined with the Pro and Pro Max's always-on displays, it darkens the wallpaper background so the time and other selected features are displayed in the foreground without waking up the phone.

 

Faster Processing And More Memory

The iPhone 14 Pro models come equipped with the new A16 Bionic chip while the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus models will keep last year's A15 Bionic chip, which seems to have been given a few enhancements as well to provide a bit of a speed boost over the 13.

The A16's improvements are expected to come from minor enhancements to the CPU and GPU with the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max's memory up to one and a half times faster and up to 40 percent more power efficient than the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Battery Life

Apple has touted the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus for having the best battery life of all non-Pro iPhones to date with up to a stunning 80 and 100 hours of battery life for audio playback while the Pro and Pro Max carry a battery life of up to 75 and 95 hours.

 

Stronger MagSafe Alignment

This is another noteworthy improvement in the MagSafe system, which will lead to better alignment and performance from MagSafe accessories when connected to the iPhone 14.

 

Eco-Friendly Accessories For Your New iPhone 14

Whether you've already purchased the iPhone 14 or upgraded from an older model, such as the iPhone X, to an iPhone 13, or iPhone 12, eco-friendly accessories can help make the most of your new device while reducing plastic waste and carbon emissions. 

 

EcoBlvd understands how important your new Apple iPhone 14 is to you, and we want to encourage you to embrace a greener path to keep it charged, protected, and connected while helping you to preserve the planet as well.


Protect Your iPhone 14 And Our Planet With A Compostable Phone Case

Designed to protect your iPhone 14 and the planet, our 100% compostable Laguna and Sequoia phone cases offer 6 feet of certified military-grade drop protection. Using InnoMaize™, a plant-based bioplastic made from cornstarch, sugar, and plant fiber, our cases are free of plastic, toxic chemicals, and harmful materials. We have designed our cases to be compostable, but they will only break down under high humidity, such as in a composter or soil, so your phone will remain safe regardless of everyday wear and tear.


Laguna Collection Cases

Our Laguna Collection consists of beautiful clear iPhone 14 cases designed for those who value natural beauty. It adds a splash of color to your phone with its protective outer ridges while keeping the rest of the case clear like ocean waves.

It is named after the harsh reality that many of our bays, rivers, estuaries, and wetlands have become littered with waste over the years. Each year, approximately 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean, nearly the weight of 57,000 blue whales. As a result of all the waste accumulation, scientists now predict ocean plastic will outweigh all fish by 2050.

A 2% donation is made from every Laguna case sold to The Ocean Conservancy, which has removed more than 300 million pounds of waste from the ocean since 1986.

Sequoia Collection Cases

Our Sequoia Collection of solid iPhone 14 cases provide a sleek finish and tough military-grade protection, making them ideal for those who wish to stand out and show their support for the forests. These cases feature raised edges and texturized ridges, so they protect your phone from bumps, scratches, falls, and drops.

The collection is named for the majestic and resilient trees in the Sierra Nevada Mountains that are threatened by extreme fires and droughts. Between 2015 and 2020, two-thirds of giant sequoia groves in the Sierra Nevada burned in wildfires. Based on aerial helicopter surveys, it is estimated that 10 to 14 percent of the world's giant sequoias have died.

With every Sequoia case purchase, a tree is planted through the National Forest Foundation, which has a mission to plant 50 million trees to counter climate change.

Power Your iPhone 14 With A Greener, Cleaner Charger

Most people overlook wall chargers as a potential threat to the environment. In most cases, these power supplies contain plastic or other synthetic materials, which, when thrown away, can release harmful chemicals. Due to constant technological advancements, older and outmoded chargers are more likely to be discarded because newer, faster versions have to be replaced.

 

PowerPlant Charger 

From the casing to the internal mechanisms, our PowerPlant Charger is made with 100% recycled material, reclaimed aluminum, steel, and other sustainably sourced materials to protect the environment and our precious resources. It allows us to reuse materials that would have gone to waste or waste streams so that we can use them again and again to power your devices! 

 

Using the Power Plant collection, you can fast-charge multiple devices simultaneously using Quick Charge or Power Delivery in a 30W USB-C PD and 20W USB-A QC 3.0 output. This charger can charge your new iPhone 14 from 0 to 100% in just one hour, and it has 6X the power of ordinary plastic chargers. 

 

With every purchase of our PowerPlant charger, we donate 2% to support renewable energy expansion, so we can keep our planet green and your devices safe!


The Perfect Cable To Connect Your iPhone 14 To The Planet

Due to their materials, even the most minor accessories can significantly impact the environment. Even though we rely on charging cables more than any other accessory, they seem to be the only ones we have to replace constantly. Most are made from copper and synthetic plastics, which are resource-intensive and end up in landfills.

LifeVine Charging Cables

Our LifeVine Charging Cables are 100% recycled post-consumer plastic, including bottles, scraps, and more, as well as recycled aluminum and stainless steel, making them a lifeline to your phone and our planet. As well as using recycled materials, we have added the best safety features, such as shock protection and overheating protection.

 

By using these cables, you can charge your devices with 60W of Power Delivery fast-charging and transfer data at speeds of up to 480Mbps. As a result of Remerge™ braided knit, the cables can be bent 15,000 times without tearing! The perfect length of 6 feet makes this cable ideal for all USB-C, USB-A, and Lightning devices. 

 

We donate 2% of each cable sale to nonprofit organizations providing sustainable practices and educational resources.

To make things easier when you switch to a sustainable accessory, rather than discarding your old one, we have a program that recycles old plastic phone cases, chargers, and charging cables.


A Second Life For Your Accessories

We at EcoBlvd strive to create a circular economy by repurposing and reusing all our products rather than throwing them away.

 

Roundabout Recycling Program

To take responsibility for the crisis, we include a free pre-paid shipping label with every order. As part of our Roundabout Recycling Program, we make it easy for you to return your old chargers, phone cases, or cables so they can be recycled or composted.

Using the original shipping package from EcoBlvd, place your old phone cases, chargers, or cables in the box and attach the prepaid shipping label, covering any previous shipping label, and seal it.

Once we receive your items, we will issue a 25% discount for a future purchase.

All plastic materials and electronics will be diverted and recycled properly to continue their path toward renewal.

 

Together, we can prevent millions of pounds of valuable and renewable resources from jamming up our planet!

 

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September 16, 2022