meanwhile: chinese workers slowly die, economies in crisis because of missing tax money, trash piles, heavy energy consumption. It's time to stop this madness and bring out phones that last 4 years minimum.
I guess I don't see how this relates, or rather maybe I disagree with how it relates. Apple is, as far as I know, the only tech company that performs internal and external audits of their Chinese labor and actually fines and fires companies that don't comply with workers rights guidelines. It is far from perfect, but can you name any company that is doing as much as Apple? Hell
As for economies in crisis, yup, we need tax reform, but again, Apple is not one of the companies lobbying against tax reform and has even spoken in favor of it.
Trash piles are an issue, but again Apple works towards "green" goals, conducts audits and publishes how well they are doing. They sponsor a recycling program where you can send them any of their devices and they recycle them free of cost and pay for the shipping.
As for energy consumption, that would be their iDevice's strongest suit and greatest weakness. Apps are limited in their interactions with each other and with the background processes they can run specifically because Apple designed them around the concept of energy conservation (not out of some altruistic goal, just because they believed battery life was a huge consumer concern).
As for phones that last 4 years, my last iPhone lasted 5 years before I gave it to a friend. My current one is 3 years old and still works fine. I'll probably update in another year or two. So, mission accomplished?