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Robot might make your iPhone 6’s battery

24
Mar
2014

Apple is looking at further automating its production lines for popular devices including the iPhone, a new report from Taiwan reveals, with the company supposedly planning to automate production this year for its iPhone 6 batteries in order to “reduce its manpower demand.” “Apple has already automated its Mac Pro and iMac production lines,” Digitimes writes. “Other than materials and final assembly, manpower is not required for the rest of the manufacturing.” Factors like rising minimum wages in China, and the unwillingness of younger workers to work in the manufacturing industry have apparently contributed to Apple’s decision to increase its reliance on automated production. After Apple, other brand vendors may follow suit, sources familiar with the matter told the publication. In

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