Anorak | Steve Jobs Was Right: Apple’s iPhone 6 Is To Be Made By Robots

Steve Jobs Was Right: Apple’s iPhone 6 Is To Be Made By Robots

by | 8th, July 2014

Workers are seen inside a Foxconn factory in the township of Longhua in the southern Guangdong province May 26, 2010. A spate of nine employee deaths at global contract electronics manufacturer Foxconn, Apple's main supplier of iPhones, has cast a spotlight on some of the harsher aspects of blue-collar life on the Chinese factory floor.


THIS rather proves Steve Jobs’ point that “those jobs are never coming back”. For Apple’s iPhone 6 is to be assembled by robots rather than by hand as has been done with all previous generations of iPhone .

iPhone maker Foxconn has revealed Apple’s new iPhone 6 could be the first to be made using its ‘robot army’.

The firm has pledged to have a million robot workers by the end of the year and CEO Terry Gou has revealed the robots, dubbed ‘Foxbots’, are in the final stages of testing.

It is believed Foxconn will install 10,000 robots as a test.

Jobs made the comment originally to President Obama. He was asking, well, all those jobs that are now in China, all those manufacturing jobs, when are they going to come back to America? The answer being “those jobs are never coming back”.

And there’s good reason for this. The actual cost of assembling (rather than designing or making all of the components) an iPhone is in the region of $7 or

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