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iPhone 6 made by 10,000 robots

5 Jul, 2014

Foxconn announces at a shareholder meeting that it plans to use 10,000 top-of-the-line manufacturing robots to meet the demand for the iPhone 6. A Foxconn financial report explains that this is done in an effort to cut labor costs:

To remain cost competitive, we have been continuously controlling manufacturing overhead to attain better operating leverage and improving efficiency and yield rate through automation using robot arms and industrial engineering methods like production cell management.