Apple introduces new iPhone disassembly robot Daisy

Apple has a new iPhone recycling robot named ‘Daisy’		
	Brian Heater

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Apple has a new iPhone recycling robot named ‘Daisy’ Brian Heater @ 7 hours

Underscoring Apple's commitment towards the environment and its ongoing effort to be as eco-friendly as possible, the company earlier today announced a new disassembly robot created to take device recycling to the next level. Daisy will help to do that and will also be able to reclaim some of the more valuable materials that traditional recyclers can't, and also according to Apple, at a higher quality as well.

Daisy was built using knowledge and technology from Apple's first disassembly robot, Liam, which originally launched in 2016. The latest version of the robot is capable of disassembling nine versions of iPhone and sorting their components for recycling, it added. Daisy, though, is a tad more efficient as it can dismantle 200 iPhones per hour, a figure which roughly translates to a tad more than 1.75 million devices per year.

At Apple, we're constantly working toward smart solutions to address climate change and conserve our planet's precious resources.

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Apple also announced on Thursday that for the rest of April, it's going to donate money to Conservation International for every iPhone and Mac it receives for recycling, and debuted a new website to check the value of your old Apple products. "In recognition of Earth Day, we are making it as simple as possible for our customers to recycle devices and do something good for the planet through Apple GiveBack".

Customers want to keep their devices longer, as evidenced by a 3 to 4 week wait for a battery replacement at Apple retail stores earlier this year, when Apple was compelled to dramatically reduce the replacement cost.

In response to the report, Greenpeace released a statement suggesting that Apple's focus should be on product longevity rather than recycling robots. Starting tomorrow, Apple stores around the world will feature logos with green leaves or window decals in honor of Earth Day.

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