Apple is opening the doors of its newest lab where iPhone-recycling robots pull apart dead devices to the public.
The recycling will be done by a custom built recycling robot called Daisy, which Apple introduced just a year ago.
According to supply chain sources with Economic Daily News, Apple may be relaunching a 4.7-inch iPhone in 2020 - which means it would have the same size as the iPhone 8. They are then combined with scrap from select manufacturing sites and, for the first time, cobalt recovered through this process is now being used to make brand-new Apple batteries - a true closed loop for this precious material. In 2018, the company refurbished more than 7.8 million Apple devices and helped divert more than 48,000 metric tons of electronic waste from landfills.
iPhones and other smartphones contain precious and valuable metals, including gold, silver, aluminium, copper and tungsten, and rare earths such as terbium, yttrium, lanthanum, neodymium, gadolinium and praseodymium. Meanwhile, the recycled aluminum is used for newer MacBook Air and Mac mini and the newer units is made more of it instead of carbon.
Apple's efforts to be the greenest company in tech continue with a major expansion to its global recycling programs.
The 9,000-square-foot facility will look for innovative solutions involving robots and machine learning to improve upon traditional recycling methods, such as disassembly, sorting and shredding.
Gloomy next few days before a good looking Easter forecast
As a cold front passes through around the lunch hour, we'll lose heat, cooling into the 50s and 40s later this afternoon. The bulk of the rain happened this morning, now we're transitioning to hit or miss showers throughout the day.
Apple now uses 100 percent recycled tin in its logic boards for 11 different products. This lab would focus on trying to find solutions to today's industry recycling challenges.
The rumors about new devices are all over the place on the Internet, so are the suggestions regarding the new iPhone SE 2 from Apple. Apple will also reportedly use a black coating to hide the camera so it isn't as visible on the front side of the phones.
Apple wants to compete with Tile, with this new combined app and hardware.
Apple has faced criticism in the past that its thin-and-light product designs make it hard to disassemble products so they can be recycled.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984.
That means some people no longer must go out of their way to take old devices to an Apple Store. Here's what we know about this. We hope other companies do the same.