Apple Demonstrates Their iPhone Disassembling Robot To Promote Their Recycling Efforts

March 23, 2016


This is a video of Apple demonstrating Liam, a robot designed to disassemble iPhones so the parts inside can be recycled. Pfffft, I don't need a robot to disassemble a phone, my phones like to disassemble themselves. Spontaneous disassembly I like to call it. "You break them." They fall out of my pocket and die horrible deaths on the sidewalk. "You should get a case." I just ordered one of those flower cases from the last post. With my luck I'll break my phone putting the case on. I need a life coach. "I'll be your life coach." Awesome. TAKE ME OUT, COUCH. "Don't you mean, 'Put Me In?'" No I absolutely do not. I just want to sip Gatorade on the sidelines and eat orange wedges.

Keep going for the propaganda video about Apple's recycling efforts.

  • Roger Guiel

    This is complete crap. The process described in the video would be WAY too expensive and take a stupid amount of time. There's no way apple does this when they have access to the cheap labor that they do. Liam is short for little imported Asian man.

  • Owsllex

    Pft...I came up with this concept 4 years ago...



  • Bling Nye

    Well, we have robots to disassemble chickens and phones now ...really only a matter of time til there's one purposed for disassembling humans...

  • TheQiwiMan

    So glad when GW shows us commercials disguised as posts.


  • Andyman7714

    If they really came apart that easily wouldn't they just explode on impact when dropped?

  • Ollie Williams

    There are a lot of screws they did not show being removed, removed.

  • Spartacus

    "Sequences may be shortened"

  • ecafsub

    I think he meant the screen. They don't come apart that easily. Takes a good bit of force. You can't tell how much by watching a robot, but it's sure gonna do it a lot easier than a person.

  • Andyman7714

    It is obvious that this is a slick rendition of the actual process which I'm pretty sure is nothing more than an iphone being tossed into a shredder.

  • NervJMSL

    You can basically tell its a lie by how easily they removed the battery. Everything is glued on that thing.

  • Ollie Williams

    I'm sure robots, who can be built to hold/pull/push thousands of pounds at a time, wouldn't be able to remove a glued in battery.

  • ecafsub

    It's called "heat." Applying heat softens the adhesive. That carrier looks like aluminum, which would be perfect for heating the phone.

    You think the ICs on the board are just sitting there, ready to fall off? it's going thru a desoldering process using--surprise!--heat.

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