Apple’s New Robot Disassembles iPhone to Reclaim Precious Materials

According to Apple Inc., as part of its recycling effort, the producer of computers, smartphones and software has created Daisy, “a robot that can more efficiently disassemble iPhone to recover valuable materials”.

The company expressed the conviction that its newest disassembly robot, Daisy, “is the most efficient way to reclaim more of the valuable materials stored in iPhone”. Created through years of R&D, Daisy incorporates technology based on Apple’s learnings from Liam, its first disassembly robot launched in 2016, the producer underlined. “Daisy is made from some of Liam’s parts and is capable of disassembling nine versions of iPhone and sorting their high-quality components for recycling. Daisy can take apart up to 200 iPhone devices per hour, removing and sorting components, so that Apple can recover materials that traditional recyclers can’t – and at a higher quality.” As reported, Apple’s GiveBack and Daisy would support the company’s commitment “to create a healthier planet through innovation – and help the company move a step closer to its goal of making its products using only recycled or renewable materials”.

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