As part of its 2018 environmental report, Apple today unveiled the latest iteration of its recycling robot, named Daisy. Daisy is an upgraded version of Liam, the recycling robot Apple debuted in 2016. Daisy is smaller, faster, and more efficient than Liam, able to disassemble 200 iPhones per hour and obtain their component parts for recycling.
In response to Apple’s environmental report and details about the new robot, Greenpeace has released a statement suggesting Apple’s focus should be on product longevity rather than recycling robots.
Daisy, Apple’s newest recycling robot. In a statement, Greenpeace Senior analyst Gary Cook said Apple needs [...]
Tony Fadell, who was instrumental to the creation of the iPod, believes Apple should tackle the issue of smartphone addiction.
Tony Fadell, second from the left, alongside Steve Jobs and other Apple executives following the original iPhone announcement in 2007 In an editorial with Wired UK, the former Senior Vice President of the iPod division said Apple can solve the problem at the software level by „empowering users to understand more about how they use their devices.“
„To do this, it should let people track their digital activity in detail and across all devices,“ said Fadell. „You should be able to see exactly how you spend your [...]
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has sources within Apple’s supply chain in Asia, has issued a research note today that casts doubt on rumors about a second-generation iPhone SE launching in the second half of 2018.
Kuo believes Apple doesn’t have enough development resources to focus on launching another new iPhone this year, beyond the rumored second-generation iPhone X, a larger 6.5-inch version dubbed iPhone X Plus, and a mid-range 6.1-inch iPhone with Face ID but design compromises like an LCD screen.
The research note, obtained by MacRumors, reads in part: The announcement of three new iPhone models in the same quarter in the second half [...]
While some construction remains underway at Apple Park on both the inside and outside, an increasing number of Apple employees will likely transition to the company’s new headquarters over the next few months.
VentureBeat reports that Apple received temporary occupancy permits for five of the 12 sections of the main circular building on the campus in late December. The report adds that Apple is on track to receive temporary occupancy permits for all of the other sections between late January and March at the latest.
The permits should accelerate the move-in process for some 12,000 employees that will eventually work out of Apple Park, with many coming from [...]