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Watch Apple’s new disassembly robot take down 200 iPhones an hour

Despite its relentless pillaging of the world’s most precious materials, Apple sure does love to bang the drum about its environmental friendliness.

Earlier this month, the firm announced its global operations are powered by 100% clean energy. Now the company has announced it is working harder on recycling those materials sitting within every iPhone.

As we approach Earth Day 2018, Apple has revealed its latest disassembly robot, who’s job it is to take old iPhones apart and reclaim the materials for future use.

Daisy, who follows on from Liam, is now the “most efficient way to reclaim more of the valuable materials stored in iPhone,” Apple says.

According to the tech behemoth, Daisy can disassemble and sort parts from 200 iPhones every hour, including nine different versions of the handset.

You can see Daisy in action in the video below:

In its release, Apple writes: “Created through years of R&D, Daisy incorporates revolutionary technology based on Apple’s learnings from Liam, its first disassembly robot launched in 2016.

“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.”

To commemorate Daisy’s introduction Apple is also making Earth Day donations to the Conservation International non-profit.

The donations are part of Apple’s GiveBack program, which enables users of older devices to return them for recycling or, if they’re newer, Apple Store credit.

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