Yesterday we heard that Foxconn will be introducing 10,000 new Foxbot robots to their manufacturing process on various devices, like the new iPhone 6.
When these new robots were announced, it was thought that they would be replacing workers on the iPhone 6 assembly, and would be used to build and iPhone from start to finish.
Now according to a recent report, the new Foxbot robots will apparently work alongside workers in the iPhone 6 assembly process, rather than instead of them.
The robots will apparently be used for easier parts of assembly on the new iPhone, like tightening lock screws, positioning larger components, and used for polishing of components.
Whilst this will help Foxconn speed up the assembly process of the new iPhone 6 and other devices they are manufacturing, the Foxbots will not be used for complete assembly, and will not be capable of doing all the jobs on the assembly that humans can, the robots will also not be capable of things like quality control and more.
The iPhone 6 is expected to go into production this month, the handset is rumored to launch in September, and we are expecting to see a 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and a 5.7 inch model which is rumored to be called the iPhone Air.
Source UDN, Gforgames
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