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Premature deindustrialization proceeds apace

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

The Robots are Coming: Foxconn Begins to Automate its Workforce

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 […]

Robots Take Over for 60,000 Fired Foxconn Factory Workers

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

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 replaced 60,000 workers with robots

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 […]

Samsung, Apple supplier replaces 60,000 people with robot workers

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Foxconn, supplier for tech giants Apple and Samsung, reportedly replaced 60,000 factory workers with robots.

The 'Robots Replacing Foxconn Workers' Story Is Less Sexy Than You Think

A former Foxconn executive explains why media reports heralding a robot takeover are overblown.

Robots Taking Over: Foxconn Terminates 60,000 Employees, Hires Robots!

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

Apple Supplier Replaces 60,000 Employees With Robots

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.

60K Replaced By Robots At Foxconn Since The Launch Of iPhone 6

Sixty thousand Chinese workers have been replaced by robots at Foxconn since the iPhone 6 launch in 2014.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

Foxconn has replaced 60,000 human workers with robots

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.”

Robots could be the key to moving iPhone production stateside

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

Foxconn replaces 60,000 human workers with robots

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."

One Foxconn factory has reportedly replaced 60,000 workers with robots

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

Smartphone maker Foxconn replaces 60,000 workers with robots

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

Foxconn is replacing iPhone workers with robots

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 supplier Foxconn replaces 60,000 workers with robots

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.

iPhone maker Foxconn has replaced more than half its workforce with robots since iPhone 6 launch

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

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