iPhone 12: Is Apple’s leap towards carbon neutrality enough?

As soon as you navigate to apple.com/environment, you are presented with Apple’s top initiatives for achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 for both its operations and products. Other tech giants, such as Google and Facebook, have made similar commitments. Carbon neutrality means having net zero carbon impact, in which all greenhouse gas emissions (e.g. carbon dioxide exhausted by automobiles that contribute to global warming) are either reduced (through operating with renewable energy and converting to more energy efficient operations) and/or offset (reducing emissions somewhere else such as investing in renewable energy).

Arguably one of Apple’s most public-facing initiatives towards carbon neutrality is the announcement of the new iPhone 12 earlier this month. They removed the charging adapter and wired EarPods from all four of the upcoming models, which was previously included for years. As a result, Apple claims that their iPhone boxes will be considerably smaller and 70% more phones will fit onto one shipping pallet.

“The initiative by Apple to stop including headphones and chargers is a step forward to reduce unnecessary EEE (electrical and electronic equipment products).” Teresa Domenech of University College London’s Institute for Sustainable Resources told CNBC. “This could not only help to reduce waste but also would prevent upstream environmental impacts linked to the extraction of primary raw materials, manufacturing and distribution of products.”

Lisa Jackson, Apple VP of environment, policy and social initiatives, said: “We know that customers have been accumulating USB power adapters, and that producing millions of unneeded adapters consumes resources and adds to our carbon footprint.”

Apple believes that there are over 700 million pairs of wired EarPods and around 2 billion power adapters in circulation around the world. This number doesn’t even include the millions of 3rd party adapters out there! We can only hope that other competitors out there like Samsung, Google and Huawei will consider these impacts.

Summary of Apple’s Current Initiatives

In addition to reducing the size of the iPhone box in most markets*, Apple is also committing to source 100% recycled and renewable materials for all products and packaging. So far, they’ve reduced plastic in their packaging by 58%, every 12-inch Macbook Air with Retina display since July 2019 contains over 40% recycled content, and the Taptic Engine (the vibration feedback you feel after touch input) is made of 100% recycled earth elements. They even built their own robot to extract useful materials from recycled devices.

*iPhones sold in France still include the EarPods to comply with French law (every mobile phone must include some form of hands-free kit or headset to protect children aged under 14 years old from exposure to electromagnetic waves).

Currently, all operations (e.g. Apple Stores, Data Centres, etc.) are running on 100% renewable energy and by 2030, all products will be manufactured with 100% renewable energy. This is no small feat as this requires an agreement between Apple and their manufacturing partners to use renewable energy (70+ suppliers have agreed at the time this article was written). They are also continuously making their products more energy efficient. In fact, based on U.S. average electricity costs, Apple estimated that it only costs about 70 cents a year to charge your iPhone once a day.

Underlying Problems

Don’t get me wrong, Apple has done a lot but for a company that is responsible for a large chunk of the global 53.6 million metric tons of e-waste (2019), the real question is if it is enough. Note that Apple (like other tech companies) is not required to disclose their electronic waste totals although they do claim that they are working on collecting and reporting this data in future years.

USB-C Power Cable Included in Box

At first glance, Apple has great intentions to remove the charging adapter and EarPods however, they included a USB-C to Lightning cable. This cable is only compatible with USB-C charging adapters, which many won’t have yet if they are coming from an older iPhone.

Kaiann Drance, VP of iPhone Marketing, does explain that old adapters and cables will still work with your new iPhone 12, although the new USB-C cables offer faster charging/data transfer. She goes on to say, “if you’re an Apple user and you happen to have a Mac or an iPad, we’ve also included those USB-C power adapters in recent years for those products, and the computer ports themselves include USB-C. So those are other options for you.”

So, if you want to make use of the new cable that comes with the phone (and don’t have a Mac or iPad), you’ll have to purchase a USB-C adapter separately…in its own packaging.

Or maybe you picked up the MagSafe charger with your iPhone 12. In that case, you still need to make sure you have a USB-C adapter because it doesn’t come with one in that box either!

Apple MagSafe Charger

When will Apple move to the USB-C industry standard?

Why hasn’t Apple moved towards USB-C cables instead of their proprietary Lightning cables for their iPhones? The iPad has been using USB-C for two generations and MacBooks even longer. The more Lightning cables are produced and provided to consumers, the more end up in landfills once Apple finally moves to the industry standard and the cables become obsolete.

There are a number of claims, one from reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, that the new MagSafe charging feature could be Apple’s first step towards a completely wireless future. The iPhone 12 debuted the MagSafe technology so that people are ready for iPhone 13 (or whatever it may be called in 2021), which is rumoured to not have a charging port at all! With no port, this unfortunately means that all Lightning cables will be of no use and eventually end up in landfills.

So is it enough?

Well, this is the big question and not one that can be answered easily. I am not one that believes companies need to drop everything to save the planet. Apple is a business so its main goal is to make money and its advances in technology are definitely exciting for consumers.

The short answer is no, it’s not enough. Although Apple’s making great strides towards carbon neutrality, their focus is still on mass production. Until they start adopting strategies that focus on reuse (modular and repairable components), they will continue to deplete natural resources.

What I do hope in the short term is that Apple continues to increase their transparency (such as reporting on e-waste) and share its environmental efforts in a way that helps consumers make their purchase decisions. Consumers need to become more aware of how Apple is impacting people, profits AND the planet both positively and negatively.

About me

A little about me, something I haven’t shared much through this blog yet is that I have a Master’s of Environment and Business from the University of Waterloo. I firmly believe that proper inter-functional collaboration and corporate social responsibility can have a positive impact on society. As you know, in my free time I share my thoughts and reviews on the latest technology. My best work comes from the perspective of a consumer who loves technology, and also understands the social, economic and environmental impact it has on society, both positively and negatively. I hope you will follow me here on technomuscle.com and @technomuscle on social 🙂.

Phone Sterilization During the Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to clean touched surfaces, especially one that most of us touch numerous times during the day, our phones! In fact according to a 2019 survey, the average person touches their phone 2,617 times a day! You can avoid spreading microbial life (bacteria, viruses, etc.) by washing your hands before touching your phone, or cleaning your phone using standard disinfecting wipes (may damage your device). However, this may be impractical given how much we use them. A more convenient no-contact solution may be phone sterilization boxes that have popped up recently. These UV light sanitizers produce UV-C light that companies claim kill 99.9% of germs, bacteria and viruses. It works by destroying the DNA or RNA of viruses and bacteria. According to the National Academy of Sciences, it’s probable that UV light can also kill coronavirus. UV light has actually been used for a long time now to disinfect surfaces and water.

Guest Author, Steve M., shares his thoughts and review of the Merkury Neutro Phone Sterilizer

I have been using the Merkury Neutro UV Phone sterilizer / wireless charger device for a few weeks now. It was given to me as a gift. The main purpose of this device is to kill 99.9% of germs, bacteria and viruses that are on the outside surface of any smartphone. It only takes 3 minutes to complete the sterilizing process and is very simple to use. You simply place your phone into the plastic enclosure and press a button on the front to begin the process. A light glows blue to indicate the sterilization is underway and is extinguished to indicate the operation is complete.

As a bonus, if you have a phone compatible with Qi wireless charging, this model can also charge your phone while it is inside the device. You have to be a bit careful with the placement of the phone within the box (place it near the centre) to ensure it charges. There is a second indicator light on the front of the box that will glow blue to confirm charging is in progress or light up red in case there is a contact problem precluding charging. It is possible to use the device to wirelessly charge the phone inside, even without activating the sterilizing mode.

The box also has one USB OUT and one Type C port on the front in case you don’t have a Qi-compatible phone and/or want to charge other devices through the box. For power input, via the back of the device, you need the included Type-C USB cord and standard USB wall power plug (not included).

I have been using the device with my Apple iPhone 8 with no difficulty, although I have no way of validating the claims about the germs being killed. My phone takes up very little of the available space inside the box so it would be large enough to accommodate bigger phones as well. I expect the sales of this product have increased in recent months as a result of our need to interrupt COVID-19 virus transmission during the ongoing pandemic.


If you’re interested in a reasonably priced alternative that is now on sale (with coupon), check out the Cahot UV Sanitizer and Phone Charger on Amazon.

World Mental Health Day + Technology

October 10 is World Mental Health Day, and it comes at a time when our lives have been impacted in one way or another as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past months have brought many challenges for everyone, including health-care workers, providing care in difficult circumstances, going to work fearful of bringing COVID-19 home with them; students, adapting to taking classes from home, with little contact with teachers and friends, and anxious about their futures; and people with mental health conditions, many experiencing even greater social isolation than before. And this is to say nothing of managing the grief of losing a loved one, sometimes without being able to say goodbye. 51 per cent of 3,500 respondents surveyed said that the global health crisis has impacted their mental health.

World Mental Health Day logo

It is expected that the need for mental health and psychosocial support will substantially increase in the coming months and years. The theme of this year’s mental health day set by the World Federation for Mental Health is “mental health for all”. Thankfully, times are changing and this is slowly but surely becoming possible. With many celebrities, and even royalty, sharing stories about their own mental health health challenges, people are becoming more open about discussing depression, anxiety and mental illness. 

As society is becoming more enlightened about the subject of mental illness, technology is becoming an important part of providing solutions to preserve and improve mental health.

While it’s crucial to see a medical professional as needed for persistent mental health symptoms, these tech tools can help with everything from preliminary assessment to coping strategies to crisis intervention.

1. Virtual Reality

person using a vr headset

VR is a relatively new field, but progress is fast, and it is becoming increasingly clear that virtual reality technology has an important role to play in the field of mental health. VR headsets can help desensitize patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, by recreating their personal triggers through exposure therapy. This helps them to develop coping techniques in the safe environment of their own home or a therapist’s office. VR can also help with stress management, such as through virtual reality relaxation and meditation experiences for Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard.

2. Apps for Anxiety and Depression

People suffering from anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as those not yet ready to explore medical help or in need of tools to help support a broader therapy regimen.

Moodpath (Android), for instance, uses daily mood-tracking questions about your thoughts and feelings, three times a day over a two-week period, to screen you for symptoms of anxiety and depression. It then creates an electronic document that you can share with your doctor and offers you access to a library of 150 CBT-based videos and exercises.

Moodnotes (iOS) is a top-ranking mood app. Similar to Moodpath for Android, Moodnotes can help you spot a pattern to your moods and boost self-awareness through a mood journaling feature. It helps you avoid common thinking traps, and develop perspectives associated with increased happiness and well-being.

3. Apps for Relaxation, Sleep and Positive Thinking

The value of a good night’s sleep can’t be overstated. While Americans and Canadians in general are notoriously sleep deprived, a Harvard study recently revealed that sleep problems are particularly common in people with anxiety and depression.

Calm is a wildly popular app that helps with relaxation, focus and sleep with a broad range of guided meditations, sleep-inducing music and even bedtime stories read by celebs like Matthew McConaughey.

Once you’re well rested, Happify promises to “conquer your negative thoughts,” change your outlook and help you be happier. After asking questions to assess your happiness levels, the app runs you through daily games and challenges designed to improve your mood, build self-confidence and help you deal with stress.

4. Video Counselling

People living in remote areas where it’s hard to access therapists and facilities, individuals with mobility issues, people who travel a lot or have busy schedules, or those who prefer an alternative to face-to-face interactions have some options too.

Inkblot Therapy matches Canadians and Americans with qualified counsellors who provide talk therapy and psychotherapy via video chat. Your initial half hour session on Inkblot is free and then subsequent sessions cost $37.50 CAD per half hour.

5. Crisis Text Support

People in any type of crisis, whether they are suicidal or grappling with difficult thoughts or feelings, can send a text message to connect with a trained volunteer or counsellor, who will listen, empathize and help the individual reach a calmer state or access emergency support.

Crisis Text Line (powered by Kids Help Phone) in Canada is free and operates around the clock to support youth. Text “HOME” to 686868. CrisisTextLine.org is available for US/CAN via texting “HOME” to 741741

Ontario Online & Text Crisis Services provides help to any Ontarian in distress, struggling or having suicidal thoughts. The texting service is available from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily via 258258 or via online chat on their webpage.

Conclusion

These tools are all generally more accessible to everyone, fitting this year’s theme of “mental health for all”. They are also more convenient and anonymous. However, these tools are not the perfect solution either. There are concerns that such tools lack scientific evidence that they work and that they work as well as traditional methods. There are also very few regulations governing these tools, especially the apps.

Photo by Agung Pandit Wiguna from Pexels

Take care of yourself and your family today, put down your phones and talk to one another, share how COVID-19 has impacted you and how you can help each other.

Microsoft Surface Go and Arm-based Surface Pro X (2020)

Microsoft released two new computers for 2020 recently, the Surface Laptop Go and Surface Pro X.

Surface Go in tablet and laptop mode.

The Surface Laptop Go is a very affordable spin on Microsoft’s line of laptops that starts at $550 with lower-end specs, including a 12.4-inch touchscreen 3:2 aspect ratio display at a 1536×1024 resolution. The base model comes with a 10th gen i5 processor, 4GB memory and 64GB storage. You can pay more to upgrade but this setup is more interesting at that price point, especially with the more premium build and colours. This option provides amazing value for students – think Chromebook but with the full Windows experience, compatible with pretty well any software you throw at it.

The Surface Pro X (2020) is equally interesting but for different reasons. It is the sequel of Microsoft’s Arm-based Windows tablet. In a nutshell, Arm processors are designed by Arm Holdings, Ltd., and then the designs of the components of those processors are sold to others to build. These designs are created to be mixed and matched in various configurations, depending on the needs of its buyers. For example, the Apple A12Z “Bionic” produced by Apple used a design licensed by Arm Holdings. Most Android devices running Qualcomm’s latest processors are using some component of Arm. In Microsoft’s case, the new Surface Pro X is powered by two custom chipsets, the Microsoft SQ 1 from last year and the new SQ 2, made by Qualcomm. This allows it to be the thinnest Surface Pro ever made with its distinctive kickstand, while also having very respectable computing power.

Other specs also rival most laptops today and the best bang for your buck is the $1500 256GB version that comes with the Microsoft SQ 2 for the extra processing power. It has 16GB of LPDDR4x memory, a 5MP 1080p front camera, 10MP back camera capable of 4K60 video recording and stereo speakers with Dolby Audio.

These are two very interesting options from Microsoft but at the same time, other companies like Dell, Asus, Razer and of course Apple, are all stacked with top-of-the-line specs and features. Competition is always welcome from a consumer’s perspective! Stay tuned for the latest information on other great laptops by following us on social!

Comparison of the new Google Pixel lineup

The new Google Pixel lineup

It’s a steal! Google revealed the $699 USD Pixel 5 this week, their first phone with 5G wireless capabilities and most of the important higher end features one would expect in 2020. The company also announced a new $499 Pixel 4a 5G, and despite a few differences in RAM, screen size, extra features and design, the phones look the same and both have everything that really matters in a smartphone. Both feature a Snapdragon 765G processor, 128GB of storage and nearly identical camera setups. ⁠⁠

The $699 USD Pixel 5

The new Pixel 5 does have a few unique features to push it up to flagship status and compete with those of Apple and Samsung, including longer battery life, 2GB more RAM (8GB total), a smooth 6″ 90Hz refresh rate display, IP68 rating for water and dust resistance and the ability to charge other devices wirelessly. ⁠⁠

The $349 USD Pixel 4a

The Pixel 4a and 4a 5G on the other hand are still very capable devices. In fact, the 4a 5G and 5 are physically indiscernible. What’s even more surprising is that you get a larger 6.2″ display on the 4a 5G and a headphone jack on both the 4a 5G and 4a for those who may still be rocking a solid set of non-wireless headphones. Coming in at $200 USD cheaper for the 4a 5G and $350 USD cheaper for the 4a, these are excellent choices if you can do without the extra features the 5 has, especially in the year 2020!

Below is a full comparison of all three new Pixel devices.

 Google Pixel 5Google Pixel 4A 5GGoogle Pixel 4A
Display size, resolution6-inch OLED; 2,340×1,080 pixels6.2-inch OLED; 2,340×1,080 pixels5.81-inch OLED; 2,340×1,080 pixels
Pixel density432 ppi413 ppi443 ppi
Mobile softwareAndroid 11Android 11Android 10
Camera12.2-megapixel (standard), 16-megapixel (ultrawide)12.2-megapixel (standard), 16-megapixel (ultrawide)12.2-megapixel
Front-facing camera8-megapixel8-megapixel8-megapixel
Video capture4K4K4K
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 765GQualcomm Snapdragon 765GQualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Storage128GB128GB128GB
RAM8GB6GB6GB
Expandable storageNoNoNo
Battery4,000 mAh3,800 mAh3,140 mAh
Fingerprint sensorRearRearRear
ConnectorUSB-CUSB-CUSB-C
Headphone jackNoYesYes
5G enabledYesYesNo
Dual SIM (non-SIM and e-SIM)YesYesYes
Fast chargingYesYesYes
Special featuresWater resistant (IP68)

90Hz refresh rate display

reverse wireless charging
  
Price off-contract (USD)*$699$499$349
Price (GBP)*£599£499£349
Price (AUD)*AU$999AU$799AU$599
Dimensions (Inches)5.7 x 2.8 x 0.3 in6.1 x 2.9 x 0.3 in5.7 x 2.7 x 0.3 in
Dimensions (Millimeters)144.7 x 70.4 x 8.0 mm153.9 x 74 x 8.2 mm (Sub-6 only) 153.9 x 74 x 8.5 mm (mmWave + Sub-6)144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams)5.33 oz; 151g5.93 oz; 168g (Sub-6 only) 6.03 oz; 171g (mmWave + Sub-6)5.04 oz; 143g
*prices listed at launch

OnePlus 8 Pro – More like one more broke bro

OnePlus 8 Pro specifications

OnePlus just announced their new OnePlus 8 flagship series. I think many would agree that it felt a lot like an iPhone launch. For the most part, the OnePlus 8 Pro is your typical flagship phone that checks all the boxes. There are 3 key features that stand out but it comes with at a disappointing price point.

Display

It’s clear that there was a focus on the material design of the phone. They claim that they’ve tested hundreds of colors, materials and finishings to develop a new matte-frosted glass in Onyx Black, Glacial Green and Ultramarine Blue. One of the best features of the OnePlus 8 is the 120Hz refresh rate that provides an extremely smooth scrolling experience. Other phones have this 120Hz display, but OnePlus offers it with their QHD (1440p) display turned on. In my previous post about Samsung’s new S20 series, I shared how they only offer 120Hz with the FHD (1080p) display. The OnePlus 8 has a JNCD (just noticeable colour difference) of 0.4 which allows for colour reproduction on the display to be apparently indiscernible from real life. It sounds a bit like a gimmick but DisplayMate, the industry standard of excellence for image and picture quality rated it very high in a wide array of tests in their recent article.

Camera

OnePlus 8 Pro Camera Modules

The 8 Pro’s 48-megapixel main camera and ultra wide-angle camera can shoot sharp, vibrant daytime shots and above average shots in dark environments. The hybrid zoom camera has 3x hybrid optical and 30x digital zoom (the max I would probably go is 10x for a decent quality picture). The color filter camera is fairly new – it allows you to swap out colours in your pictures on-the-go to supposedly bring out your inner creativity. This seems like an unnecessary gimmick so that they can say it’s the first OnePlus phone with four camera modules. Here are some of the unique camera features:

  1. Optical image and video stabilization on both the ultra wide and main camera
  2. Dynamic video that captures three different exposures and blends them together for the best quality
  3. Windscreen technology that aims to filter out wind noise from your videos
  4. Audio zoom technology that lets you zoom in to different audio sources (for your eavesdropping pleasure)

Warp Charge

Finally, an amazing feature you didn’t know you needed… warp charge. You can get up to 60% charge in 30 minutes when plugged into their warp charger and a never-before seen 50% charge in 30 minutes using their warp wireless charger! OnePlus’ whole reasoning for not supporting wireless charging until now was that previous technology wasn’t fast enough for them to support. It’s great to see they’ve really pushed the boundaries of current technology. Check out how fast the 8 Pro charges compared to the new Samsung S20 Ultra and Apple iPhone 11 Pro below.

Pricing

Pricing is not a highlight here, it’s actually quite disappointing considering the first OnePlus One phone was known for its “Never Settle” campaign, offering flagship specifications for a fraction of the cost. There’s no doubt that you’re still getting value – it’s just a shame it couldn’t come for less this time around. The OnePlus 8 doesn’t have all the features of the Pro model but comes it in at $200 USD less.

OnePlus 8 Pro pricing; $899 for 128GB and $999 for 256GB.
OnePlus 8 pricing; $699 for 128GB and $799 for 256GB.

What do you think of OnePlus’ new colour filter camera? Would you use it? The OnePlus 8 is a strong contender in the current market but to be honest, it’s hard to be excited when the world is at a halt. Good thing technology never sleeps, just like Technomuscle.

Company Estimote creates a new range of wearable devices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in workplaces

Estimote has been making wearable and programmable devices for a while now but with the current pandemic, they’ve adapted their technology to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in workplaces. Even though companies have social distancing and physical isolation measures in place, we all know there are times when we accidentally slip up. If there is someone that is frequently slipping up, this technology can help to identify them and find out why.

The hardware uses passive indoor GPS location tracking with proximity sensors powered by Bluetooth throughout a workplace facility, ultra-wide-band radio connectivity and built-in LTE to trace contact and provide data to employees and employers in real-time. Through a simple but powerful interface, employers can then track everything from frequency and length of individual close encounters to mapping the most troublesome locations in a workplace where multiple close encounters seem to happen. Companies can track and identify hot zones versus safe and pre-authorized zones.

wearable
Employers can then track everything from frequency of one-on-one close encounters to mapping the most troublesome locations in a workplace

On an individual level, the devices can warn you when you are too close to someone else who is wearing a device. Individuals can also indicate their own health status (e.g. “Quarantined”) with an app and display their workplace status publicly with built-in LEDs. Employers can then monitor those who are “Quarantined” and warn those that may have accidentally come in contact with them.

The wearable is constantly scanning for other wearables to register close interactions

*Technomuscle is in no way affiliated with, or supported by Estimote. However, we think this is a product worth sharing and investing in, especially during these challenging times. If you are interested in the product, feel free to reach out to the Estimote team by email.

Tesla Model Y Unveiled – S3XY Lineup Complete!

Today at 8PM PDT (11PM EST), Tesla livestreamed the unveiling of the Tesla Model Y and what an exciting event it was! Look at this crowd…

Model Y Unveiling - Crowd

Elon said that up to today, they’ve made 550,000 cars and in 12 months, they will have made over a million vehicles. 11 years ago when “electric cars was thought to be a stupid idea” they made 1 car (the first Tesla Roadster). They had to break this mindset and make something for mass-production that could compete with gasoline cars, looked better than gasoline cars and was just as competitively priced – so they designed and created the Model S (‘S’ for “sedan”). From there, they designed:

  • Model X (‘X’ for crossover SUV), the best electric SUV
  • Model 3 (originally aiming for ‘E’ but “Ford killed SEX” says Elon because of the naming trademark infringement!), the cheapest electric car in their lineup that doesn’t skimp on performance
  • New Roadster, the fastest car in the world that can do 0-100 km/h in 2.1 seconds (60 mph in 1.9 seconds)

Afterwards, Elon highlights how far they’ve come in terms of production and scale through their new gigafactories. He also highlighted that “2019 is the year for the Solar Roof and Powerwall”. It has so far been delayed because the power cells were needed for the Model 3 production issues.

In 2010, there were no high-power superchargers. Today they have 1400 Supercharger stations and 12000 Superchargers in 36 countries and have introduced the Supercharger v3, delivering up to 1600 km range / hr (1000 mi / hr).

And finally, the moment we were all waiting for, the…

MODEL Y

Model Y Unveiling - Model 7

Driving out, the Model Y looks like a cute hatchback version of the Model 3. It has very similar design features with a big widescreen in the middle, no other user interfaces and a nice panoramic glass roof. A big difference, it has 3 rows of seats instead of 2 and can therefore fit 6 people comfortably and 7 max. Surprisingly, it comes in at very similar prices to the model 3, $47,000 for the first long range models and $39,000 for a standard version by Spring 2021. See other specs and full range/pricing below:

Other Key Specs

  • 0 – 60 mph in 3.5 seconds
  • Very low centre of gravity which allows for great handling and tight turns
  • 300 miles range true useful range

Model Y Unveiling - Model 7 pricing

Elon ends the formal presentation with “… and there you have the S3XY presentation”! Everyone there is then allowed to take a closer look and take a test drive if they’d like. I wish I was there! Let me know in the comments if you’d consider the Model Y over the other models :).