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Robots might be stealing iPhone 6 assembly jobs from humans

07
Jul
2014

Foxconn is on an iPhone 6-related hiring spree, but the giant Apple supplier isn’t only looking for human workforce. IT Home reports that Foxconn may rely on some 10,000 robots to make Apple’s 2014 iPhone models, in addition to humans, with each machine capable of building up to 30,000 units per year, for a theoretical total of 300 million iPhones per year. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou revealed during a shareholders meeting the robots are in the final stages of testing and, once deployed in at least one Foxconn factory, they will be used primarily to meet Apple’s demands, its biggest client. The robots, dubbed “Foxbots,” cost from $20,000 to $25,000 per unit to build, and Foxconn will not be making them

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