Apple is trying to lock down battery components before electric carmakers get them – The Verge

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Apple is in talks to buy cobalt directly from miners to help shield it from any shortages sparked by the boom in electric cars, according to a report from Bloomberg. Cobalt is a key mineral used in lithium-ion batteries, and Bloomberg says that Apple …
Getting a new iPhone battery can be frustrating, time-consumingThe Mercury News
Apple may buy cobalt direct from mining companies, protecting both parties9to5Mac
Apple reportedly in talks to buy cobalt, key Li-ion battery ingredient, directly from minersAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
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