The Apple iPhone hard to dismantle? difficult to recycle? Apple responds to these criticisms with a short video that shows a robot reverse an iPhone in 11 seconds. Apple introduces its iPhone Renew replacement service and each owner of iPhone or iPad who want to renew their smartphone or tablet goes into its Apple Store uses this service, the brand may have many terminals to recycle. Liam robot should be able to recycle 1.2 million iPhone each year. Knowing that sales of the iPhone alone exceed 231 million units per year,Apple will have to mobilize an army of Liam robots to face returns.