The South China Morning Post reports that iPhone maker Foxconn has replaced more than half of its workforce with robots since the launch of the iPhone 6. The figures were provided by the local government in Kunshan, where the company is based. Show More Summary
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The robots are coming; heck, in many heavy manufacturing industries, they’re already here. Last year infamous tech manufacturing giant Foxconn announced a plan to heavily automate its workforce, and this week we got the first signs that Apple and Samsung’s chief manufacturing partner has initiated its promised robot revolution, with reports that it has replaced upwards […]
YouTube Apple and Samsung supplier Foxconn has let go of some 60,000 workers and replaced them with robots, according to reports. According to a government official quoted in the South China Morning Post, one of the factories run byShow More Summary
Foxconn has been designing robotic arms for use in its factory for years, but the precision wasn’t good enough for them to fully replace workers until now. In one of its factories, Foxconn […]
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The rise of automation and the dawn of robots in manufacturing is now becoming so mainstream that its no longer a ‘futuristic’ proposition. In one of the largest terminations ever recorded in human history, iPhone manufacturer Foxconn has decided to fire 60,000 employees in one single go. Show More Summary
The Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.), an Apple Inc. supplier, has replaced 60,000 factory employees with robots, the MarketWatch reports citing Chinese media.
Sixty thousand Chinese workers have been replaced by robots at Foxconn since the iPhone 6 launch in 2014. The company joins Wendy’s, McDonalds and Adidas who are all getting rid of human workers in favor of robots. Apple and Samsung supplier Foxconn has “reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to the introduction of... Show More Summary
Or, as a government official chose to phrase it, a Foxconn factory has “reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to the introduction of robots.”
A report today from the South China Morning Post claims that Foxconn, Apple's longtime manufacturing partner, has replaced over half of its workforce with robots. That's bad news for the workers and good news for Apple's bottom line,...Show More Summary
According to reports, the world's largest electronics manufacturer Foxconn has replaced around 60,000 human factory workers with machines. Or, as a government publicist for the city of Kunshan told the South China Morning Post, the factory "reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to the introduction of robots. It has tasted success in reduction of labour costs."
A new report claims Foxconn, which assembles iPhones for Apple, has replaced 60,000 of its 110,000 workers at one of its Chinese factories with robots. According to The South China Morning Post, the changes were made to the Foxconn plant...Show More Summary
A Chinese government official told the South China Morning Post that a Foxconn factory has "reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to the introduction of robots. It has tasted success in reduction of labour costs. More...Show More Summary
A Foxconn factory in Kunshan, China which employs 60,000 workers has been replacing human workers with robots, a Chinese official said. Foxconn is Apple’s primary manufacturer for the iPhone lineup. According to the South China Morning Post, the factory has reduced its workforce from 110,000 to 50,000. Show More Summary
Apple's primary manufacturing partner, Foxconn, has replaced 60,000 people with robots at a single factory in Kunshan, China, a report said on Wednesday.
The South China Morning Post reports that iPhone maker Foxconn has replaced more than half of its workforce with robots since the launch of the iPhone 6. The figures were provided by the local government in Kunshan, where the company...Show More Summary