Apple Debuts Daisy, the iPhone Recycling Robot

Doris Richards
April 23, 2018

Daisy is actually the second disassembly robot Apple has created.

The Apple iPhone has got a new member of the family called Daisy, a robot.

The company has also announced that it will be transitioning into using 100% recycled tin for the main board of its iPhone, as well as using reclaimed aluminium to build new devices in a bid to "one day stop mining the earth altogether". The first was "Liam", launched in 2016.

According to a statement released by Apple on April 17, Daisy can disassemble up to 200 iPhones within an hour, with the ability to remove and sort the components. Liam also performed the same tasks as Daisy. Daisy also lets Apple harvest aluminum at a high-enough grade that the company can reuse the aluminum directly in its own products. Apple hopes to increase the use of robots in the future and making plans for robot patent.


Apple has also announced a new recycling program called GiveBack, which aims to make trading in a device a more streamlined process. For every phone that a customer takes to Apple store through offline or online for direct recycling or as a trade- in, the company will create a donation to the non-profitable organisation- Conversation International.

Time and again Apple has branded itself as an environmentally friendly company. GiveBack allows individuals to hand in their old devices which can then be recycled.

The Vice President of environment, social initiative policy at Apple, Lisa Jackson said that Apple has always worked on ways to give back something to the environment.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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