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Watch Apple’s new robot break down an iPhone for recycling

Apple’s phones have long been criticized for being difficult to repair or customize. They’re apparently so difficult that Apple is now using a robot to disassemble old iPhones to scrap. At a press conference at its Cupertino, California, headquarters yesterday (Mar. 21), Apple unveiled Liam, a robot that it’s...

Apple’s recycling robot wants your old iPhone. Don’t give it to him.

The company introduced Liam to the world earlier this year in a slick promotional video. He’s got 29 arms and can disassemble an old phone in 11 seconds flat, breaking it down into assorted bins of screens, screws, SIM card trays, and spare batteries.Liam can take apart 1.2 million iPhones a year, and Apple created...

Apple liam recycling robot

CUPERTINO, Calif — I’m standing in a warehouse parking lot at an undisclosed location just a few miles from Apple’s headquarters here. The company, once known for keeping massive projects a secret, has recently been battling a string of product leaks. But as I try to figure out exactly where I am, I’m told...

A Booming Market for Used iPhones

Apple is expert at stoking desire, seducing consumers to line up and pay a premium for its newest models. At the moment, though, the hottest iPhones are less expensive—and old. Sales of refurbished iPhone 4’s and 4S’s are booming among price-conscious shoppers, especially in fast-growing emerging markets, and...

Can I sell my broken phone?

Don’t worry if your phone is broken, you can still sell broken mobile phones on cellbluebook.com. You are also not alone as lots of people break their phones. A recent survey of 2000 people by iMend.com, the mobile phone phone repair company, showed that as many as 40% of people are walking around with a broken...

Spring Clean your life.

It’s official. We’re a nation of hoarders. The latest reports claim that the average Brit owns over 58 items of clothing but only wears a third of their wardrobe regularly. As well as clothes cluttering up space around the home, we’ve also got all sorts of other items lying around, from old school books that...