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.
Last year, Apple published a paper with more details about "Liam", its previous iPhone-destroying robot, but there isn't as much detailed information yet about Daisy.
As part of Apple's Earth Day 2018 initiative, the company unveiled Liam's replacement today named Daisy. And for now, Apple customers with obsolete iPhones can recycle them through the GiveBack program at Apple Stores or on the Apple website.
In addition to the Conservation International donations, Apple says it will still give Apple Store gift cards to customers trading in their devices when eligible. This new robot is technically a successor to Liam, another recycling robot made by Apple.
Earlier this month, the firm announced its global operations are powered by 100% clean energy. The industrial robot is able to disassemble nine different versions of the iPhone, sorting all of their reusable components in the process. "We're also thrilled to introduce Daisy to the world, as she represents what's possible when innovation and conservation meet". According to Apple, Daisy is capable of disassembling nine versions of iPhone and sorting their high-quality components for recycling.
As a bonus, Apple Watch users will receive a notification about the Earth Day Challenge which encourages users to go outside and exercise for at least 30 minutes.
Greenpeace, the environmental advocacy group, praised Apple for its efforts reducing its carbon footprint and recycling its old products.