Multinational smartphone technology giant Apple has unveiled a high-tech recycling robot that is designed to make it easier than ever for the California-based company to go about recycling and repurposing all those iPhones that customers trade in every year when they want to upgrade to newer models.
Christened 'Daisy,' this particular recycling robot is more advanced than other recyclers due to the fact that it is capable of retaining a higher percentage of materials. What's more, the Daisy robot even makes use of some of the components of its 2016 predecessor 'Liam', but improves on them to achieve its new functionality of being able to take apart up to 200 iPhones per hour.
By rapidly and precisely disassembling iPhones and separating their parts for reuse or recycling, Apple is looking to prove that big technology companies don't necessarily have to just contribute to electronic waste, but can be part of the solution.
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