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July 08, 2014

A fleet of 10,000 Foxbots will aid in production of iPhone 6

Foxconn, one of the biggest partners of Apple in manufacturing its devices, announces that it will slowly veer away from using manual labor and instead make use of robots or “Foxbots” as they call it to help in the assembly of the iPhone 6.

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Source: technabob.com

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou mentioned at a recent shareholder meeting that the robots cost about $25,000 to make, but will in turn produce an average of 30,000 devices per year. The initial rollout of these Foxbots is expected to reach 10,000, in which Apple will be the first company to try them out. As of now the robots are in their final stages of testing and would soon be ready for deployment.

This doesn’t mean that the next Apple devices will be made entirely by the Foxbots since the company just hired 100,000 additional workers last month to prepare for the high demand in production.

The move to have this much hands (both from humans and robots) working on the next iPhone is so that mishaps from before won’t happen again. Back when iPhone 5 was released there were reports of damaged phones right out of the box and it was believed that they were due to the rushed production. Apple seems to have learned its lesson and they aim to be prepared this time around.

Production of the iPhone 6 is expected to be in full blast starting next month in time for an earlier-than-expected September launch.

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16 Responses to “A fleet of 10,000 Foxbots will aid in production of iPhone 6”

  1. PIPOY says:

    IOSUCKs USERS WILL TURNS OUT TOO BE ROBOTS TO. AS THEY KEEPING USE OF IPHONE WITHOUT ANY MAJOR IMPROVING OF PHONE EACH YEAR.

  2. PIPOY says:

    I WAS THINK THAT IOSUCKS IPHONE IS THE VERY WORSEST OF PHONE AVAILABLE IN THE WHOLE WORLD. ANDROID FOR ALL POPULATION OF THE WORLD IS THE VERY BEST OF ALL PHONES ARMS DOWN!

    • Popoy says:

      Fuck you, Popoy! No thank you. You can shove your android phone into your ass! iPhone is the leader in true innovation. Apple introduced the gold color into the iPhone 5S and suddenly other manufacturers started producing gold-colored phones too. Apple made the fingerprint scanner popular in its iPhone 5s, and suddenly other manufacturers started producing phones with fingerprint scanner too. Apple introduced the 64-bit architecture, and other OEMs are using 64-bit architecture too. Apple just knows what consumers would like. Look at what’s happening to the NFC technology now. Nothing much. But if Apple decides that the next iPhone should have NFC, I bet my entire savings account that the NFC technology would prosper. And samsung, lg, htc, etc has proven that they can’t make it popular and usable enough. So yeah, you, Pipoy, should go and kill yourself!

    • Popoy says:

      Imagine that. In feeling so much rage and fury, I cursed at my self. Anyway, fuck you Pipoy! HAHAHA ????

    • jp says:

      Hoy Popoy! Mag research ka naman. Motorola ang nag umpisa ng fingerprint scanning to lock and unlock the phone. The Motorola Atrix (2011). Wala nang ginawa ang Apple kungdi manggaya.

    • Popoy says:

      Hoy mas tanga ka! Sabi ko apple made it popular. Apple may not have been the first in that respect, but they executed the fingerprint scanner on 5S so well that people saw it not just as a gimmick but as a necesaary feature. Duh!

    • PIPOY says:

      IN ALL OF MY HONESTLY, IOSUCKS REALLY SUPER SUCKS. IF IT WERE NOT AT ALL BEING SAVED BY MICROSOFT A LONG LONG TIME AGO BY BILL GATES GIVING STEVE A ZILLION DOLLARS, IOSUCKS WOULD NOW BE NOTHING BUT A COMPANY SUCKING POOPS ON ALL THE SEPTIC TANKS IN THE USA. ALL IOSUCKS FANS SHOULD BE VERY THANKFUL TO THE GREATEST MAN OF TECHNOLOGY IN OUR MOST HUMBLE GENERATION NAMED WILLIAM “THE BILL” GATES THE THIRD. I REST MY CASE. THIS MESSAGE IS FOR YOU POPOY, YES… YOU!!!

    • Popoy says:

      Shove that fucking message of yours up to your fucking ass. I refuse to accept that idiotic message of yours. Why would I listen to a feebleminded animal like you?! Go kill your self. And I will buy you 5 of the latest android flagship phones right now so that you will enjoy your afterlife. It won’t even hurt my pocket. May you rest in peace, knowing that you have an android phone with you in Hades’ realm. And to those who will react to this negatively, go fuck yourselves bitches! I thank you! :-) ;-) ^_^

  3. archie says:

    Plot twist: After acquiring 10,000 robots, iphone 6 sales slumped down.

    • tao says:

      Not gonna happen. Not in a million years. IPhones are bound to be popular.

    • Justin says:

      iPhone sales have already been plummeting for the past 2-3 years. Tao is obviously in denial. Basa-basa muna pag may time, Tao.

    • tao says:

      fu. Denial na kng denial. Tingnan na lang natin paglabas ng iphone 6. I am very sure it will be a huge hit.

    • PIPOY says:

      ANDROID IS ROBOTS. THAT MEANS THAT THE GREAT ANDROID IS NOW MAKING THE IOSUCKS PHONE. THAT MEANS ANDROID > IOSUCKS, OR FOR YOU MERE NORMAL HUMAN BEINGS WITH NO BRAINS, IT MEANS ANDROID IS GREATER THAN IOSUCKS. WITHOUT THE ANDROID, THERE WILL NO EXIST OF THE IOSUCKS.

    • Popoy says:

      I pity this animal, Pipoy. Kunwari troll. Pero sa totoo lang, moron naman talaga. Kunwari trolling the grammar nazis here, pero sobrang halata naman that he has nothing between his ears. Ay, Pipoy, nagaksaya lang ng power ang Panginoon sayo. Your such a waste of matter. Napunta pa sana yan sa mga halaman. Go ahead and suck your android phone. Eh baka nga cherry mobile lang yan eh. Sa englishetz mong yan, malamang Android Cupcake pa yang OS ng phone mo.

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