Apple may buy cobalt direct from mining companies, protecting both parties – 9to5Mac

Apple is reportedly in talks about buying cobalt direct from miners in a long-term deal set to span five years or more. The report is given weight by the CEO of one mining company confirming Apple has held discussions about cobalt, which is used in the …
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