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Apple may secure its own battery materials to avoid shortages

Apple has reportedly entered into direct talks with cobalt miners in the hope of securing a supply of the material itself.

Cobalt is an essential component in lithium ion batteries, making it a crucial material in the production of smart devices and electric vehicles. But, as battery-hungry cars go mainstream, there’s a risk that the world’s supply will be eaten up by cars, which poses a problem for all of the other things we use.

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