Boosting iPhone 7 production: Foxconn uses lots of robots

But theserobotIt’s too early to completely replace workers, and I don’t know when it will be realized?

As early as before the iPhone 7, some media said that Foxconn and Pegatron, Apple’s two major contract manufacturers, were expanding the scale of worker recruitment in order to rush to make Apple’s new generation of smartphones. To this end, Foxconn even launched an incentive policy. Now has learned through the supply chain that in order to further increase the production capacity of the iPhone 7, Foxconn has deployed a total of 10,000 Foxbot Robots in its assembly workshop. On average, each Foxbot can be responsible for the assembly of 30,000 iPhone 7s.
Boosting iPhone 7 production: Foxconn uses lots of robots
Gou Taiming, chairman of Hon Hai Group, revealed in 2011 that Foxconn is expected to deploy 1 million Foxbot robots to factories in the next few years. It is understood that this year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are likely to be assembled by robots, and workers are responsible for the assembly of other older iPhone models. Some media predict that the cost of each Foxbot deployed by Foxconn is about 20,000 to 25,000 US dollars.
Since the launch of the iPhone 6 in 2014, robots deployed by Foxconn workers have replaced more than half of the workers, and the number of local workers has been reduced from 110,000 to 50,000.
Judging from the information displayed on Apple’s official website, the shortage of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is not too serious. The most popular is the glossy black iPhone 7 Plus, whose online shipping has been delayed until November, and the pre-order pick-up channel has closed, meaning every iPhone 7 Plus colorway in this channel is out of stock . In contrast, the supply situation of the iPhone 7 is relatively good.
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