Business Insider has found out what types of metals and why they are used in the iPhone.
The iPhone contains a variety of metals, including titanium, iron, and gold. However, most aluminium — 24% by weight of the phone. This is because it is made. Each iPhone contains 31 grams of aluminum. For comparison, beer aluminum soda can weighs 15 grams. Followed by iron — 14%, copper — 6% cobalt — 5%. They are used in the motherboard of the smartphone.
Aluminium is one of the most abundant metals in the earth’s crust, although it does not exist in pure form. Instead, it is produced by processing bauxite ore. China is the largest aluminum producer in the world.
Rare earth elements such as yttrium and europium, play an important role in the creation of mobile — they are used in the battery and in the display vibrometric Taptic Engine. Although they make up only a fraction of a percent of the total weight of these elements made the production of rare earth elements are a huge business.
Japanese scientists have recently discovered an underwater “semi-infinite” field of these elements, including yttrium, on the island of Minamitori, about 1850 km South-East of Tokyo. According to experts, this field may help to improve the economic situation in the country and to compete with China.