Apple’s secret lab where robots pull apart iPhones to invent ‘the future of recycling’ revealed

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Apple has unveiled a new “secret lab” focused on inventing the future of recycling.

The sci-fi-facility in Texas will make use of artificial intelligence, a squadron of robots to tear iPhones – all in an effort to save the planet.

It is, however, the Material Recovery Lab, and is designed for research and development to improve recycling tech gadgets.


The 9,000 square foot facility is located in Austin, Texas, and hopes to make it “next-gen” the roads of the demolition of your iPhone.

Apple has promised to use “robots and machine learning” – including the Daisy-recycling robot.

Apple announced the Daisy-robots last year as a way to more efficiently disassemble the iPhone.

It has since gone through several upgrades, and can now disassemble 15 different iPhone models with a speed of 1.2 million per year.

Daisy robots are located all around the world, the pull of the most important metals and minerals that can be reused on other gadgets.

The new lab works with Apple’s own engineering teams, as well as scientists from the universities.

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Experts will be using big machines that you would typically find on a large electronic waste is recycled.

The company has essentially set up a replica of one of these facilities to improve recycling takes place.

Better yet, Apple has promised to make its findings with other tech companies – so that they scrap the gadgets in a more eco-friendly way.

Apple says that the set up of the provision because there is no efficient recycling tech exists for some materials.

Apple has also revealed that it was made for a number of important improvements when it comes to making gadgets more ethical.

For example, aluminium is recovered through Apple’s Trade-In program is now re-melted in the housing of the MacBook Air.

And Apple is the use of 100 percent recycled tin for the “logic boards” on 11 different products.

This story originally appeared in The Sun.

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