Fox­conn Will Be Mak­ing Ap­ple's Next iPhone Us­ing Ro­bots

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Love it or leave it, but the age of the robot has long since ar­rived, and hard­ware man­u­fac­tur­ers like Fox­conn is tak­ing full ad­van­tage of that fact.

The com­pany, which is fa­mous for pro­duc­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing many of to­day's de­vices, such as Ap­ple's iPhones, re­cently told the world not to be sur­prised that the Cu­per­tino com­pany's next iPhone will be made not by Fox­conn's hu­man assem­bly work­ers, but by ro­bots in­stead.

The ro­bots, which Fox­conn has aptly named as Foxbots, are set to re­place the com­pany en­tire hu­man assem­bly work­force soon. Ac­cord­ing to Terry Guio, Founder and Chair­man of Fox­conn, the rea­son for do­ing is as al­ways, due to an im­proved pro­duc­tion val­ues. On av­er­age, a Foxbot will be able to as­sem­ble an av­er­age of 30,000 de­vices and will cost an av­er­age of RM64,000 to RM80,000. How­ever, this does raise the is­sue as to what will hap­pen to the large num­ber of em­ploy­ees who will un­doubt­edly be laid off from this im­ple­men­ta­tion.

On the grand scale of com­pany eco­nom­ics, a ro­botic assem­bly line means that pro­duc­tion lev­els will be much faster, more ef­fi­cient and less prone to hu­man er­rors. Also, be­cause ro­bots don't get tired or need sleep like hu­mans do, this ben­e­fit will en­able to the com­pany to keep their stock lev­els high at any time of the year, which also means that dis­tri­bu­tion time around world will dra­mat­i­cally be re­duced as well.

These assem­bly work­ers at Fox­conn will soon be re­placed by ro­bots.

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