April 24th, 2018 | by April Gocha
In an effort to increase its sustainability and materials recycling efforts, Apple just unveiled a new robotic iPhone disassembly system, Daisy, that can separate and recover valuable materials from used iPhone devices in a matter of minutes.
September 15th, 2017 | by April Gocha
By now, you’ve probably heard that the rumors are true—Apple’s newest iPhones have shed their aluminum skins for an “all-glass design” instead, complete with front and back glass surfaces.
August 22nd, 2017 | by April Gocha
According to a laboratory compositional analysis, the elemental recipe for a 129-g Apple iPhone includes about 24.1% aluminum, 15.4% carbon, 14.4% iron, and 14.5% oxygen by weight. And altogether, that pile of smartphone powder—ground from a $700 device—has a raw elemental value of about $1.03.
June 5th, 2017 | by April Gocha
The trend of incorporating ceramic materials into smartphone exteriors seems to be continuing, at least for now—Essential's new Phone is about to enter the market with a titanium, Gorilla Glass, and ceramic exterior.
April 21st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Apple has published a patent, hinting that the back of its next iPhone may be made of a metallic glass material. The material is created using a micro-alloying process that combines metallic glass with a metal substrate, resulting in a smooth and durable finish.
September 9th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Apple unveiled the latest iteration of its tech products this week, debuting the new iPhone 7 and Series 2 Watches.
June 1st, 2016 | by April Gocha
Nanoparticle catalysts could reduce precious metal needs, Apple supplier confirms glass rumors, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 1, 2016.
May 6th, 2016 | by April Gocha
One of the most reliable Apple trend analysts, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, predicts that next year’s iPhone iteration will say sayonara to its metal casing—and opt for all-glass instead.
August 11th, 2015 | by April Gocha
According to Patently Apple, Apple has filed a new(ish) patent for a ceramic component casting method to manufacture harder zirconia ceramics.
September 24th, 2014 | by April Gocha
Other materials stories that may be of interest for September 24, 2014.