THE ROBOT AGE COMETH
Foxconn Will Be Making Apple's Next iPhone Using Robots
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.