Apple introduces new iPhone-recycling robot

Avatar By Le Williams | 2 years ago

Apple has premiered a new robot technology named Daisy, which is developed to disassemble iPhone devices with intentions to recover valuable materials, as reported by TechCrunch.

Daisy is a successor to Liam, an original recycling robot created by Apple that made a debut two years ago. The new robot technology was developed with mechanics from Liam, becoming a reprocessed robot that supports the recycling of iPhones. Daisy has the capacity to dismantle nine various versions of the iPhone, with a demonstrated speed of 200 iPhones per hour. Additionally, the robot separates parts and removes specific components.

Correspondingly, Apple has announced a temporary program called GiveBack, in which consumers have the option to submit devices for recycling through Apple.com or in-store. For each device received from now until April 30th, Apple will make a financial contribution to Conservation International. Eligible devices will continue to receive an in-store or gift card credit.

In 2018, Apple has notably announced that the company was fully powered by 100 percent renewable energy worldwide, through purchasing green energy bonds and investing in renewables, which are used in its supply chain and physical infrastructure.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement, “We’re going to keep pushing the boundaries of what is possible with the materials in our products, the way we recycle them, our facilities, and our work with suppliers to establish new creative and forward-looking sources of renewable energy because we know the future depends on it.”