AAPL: Foxconn May Replace Workers With Robots to Assemble Apple iPhone

The company currently has 10,000 robots

   

AAPL: Foxconn May Replace Workers With Robots to Assemble Apple iPhone

Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone 6 may be made by robots instead of humans.

Apple AAPL: Foxconn May Replace Workers With Robots to Assemble Apple iPhoneAccording to AppleInsider, Foxconn has added 10,000 robots to its assembly lines and they may work on Apple’s iPhone 6. These new robots are being dubbed “Foxbots” and have the ability to assemble 30,000 devices per year. The robots cost roughly $20,000 to $25,000 a piece.

While the Foxbots are sure to help the company assemble many devices, it still needs human help. A report from June claims that the company will hire 100,000 employees to prepare for production of Apple’s iPhone 6, which may start production this month, reports AppleInsider.

Foxbots could solve Foxconn’s issues with worker abuse. Incidents of worker abuse in the past have been bad enough that Apple has funded improved working conditions at the company, reports VentureBeat.

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