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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Apple expands its iPhone recycling program to US Best Buy stores and the Netherlands

Apple has announced that it’s expanding its iPhone recycling program to include Best Buy stores in the US and KPM locations in the Netherlands, greatly increasing the number of places where customers can return old devices to ensure that they’re recycled properly. Previously, the only place to recycle an iPhone was through Apple Stores or Apple’s online site.

The company has custom-built robots called Daisy that disassemble recycled iPhones. Daisy can now disassemble 15 different iPhone models — up from the nine models it could take apart in 2018 — which it can take apart at a rate of 200 phones per hour. (That’s up to 1.2 million iPhones per Daisy robot per year.) So far, Apple says that it’s received “nearly 1 million devices through...

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The Verge - Tech Posts

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