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Offline paul  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, July 8, 2014 8:49:37 AM(UTC)
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Score a win for the robot species, which will soon be joining Foxconn's flesh and blood workers to help assemble Apple's forthcoming iPhone 6 device. So says Foxconn CEO Terry Gou, who announced the plan at a recent shareholder meeting, adding that Apple will become the first company to use the service.

Citing a Chinese-language news report, MacRumors says that each robot -- or "Foxbot," as Foxconn is calling them -- will be responsible for assembling about 30,000 iPhone 6 devices. Foxbots, which are currently in their final testing phase, run $20,000 to $25,000 a pop, with Foxconn planning to deploy at least 10,000 of them in its factories. Though that may sound like a lot, Gou says he isn't planning to sell any Foxbots because there aren't enough to go around.

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So-called "Foxbots" will join Foxconn workers in assembling iPhone 6 devices.

Apple hasn't officially announced the iPhone 6 yet, though rumors and speculation have been circulating for several months now. The most current rumors suggest that iPhone 6 production is to begin this month, if not already, and that it might ship with different screen size size options -- 5.5 inches and 4.7 inches.

The iPhone 6 will ship with
iOS 8, a new version of Apple's mobile OS that's said to be the company's biggest release since the App Store. It's faster and more intuitive with a bunch of new features, including the ability to scan credit cards.
Offline EdMiller  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:24:39 AM(UTC)
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Fu foxconn

Offline RBloch  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:51:52 AM(UTC)
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Less suicides?

Offline LukeKirke  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:51:52 AM(UTC)
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I'm just waiting for a machine to say "Am I alive?" Unprompted

Offline nfs3freak  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, July 8, 2014 3:40:42 PM(UTC)
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Once the machinery starts killing themselves, what avenue will they start using next?

Offline ChrisHunter  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, July 8, 2014 4:04:23 PM(UTC)
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That'll solve all the pesky worker complaints.

Offline DarrenLiu  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, July 8, 2014 5:07:48 PM(UTC)
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why make the good produce crap?

Offline TylerVieira  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, July 8, 2014 8:14:16 PM(UTC)
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robots cant throw themselves off of the roofs of their employers buildings out of depression from their jobs. yet

Offline RamSundaram  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, July 8, 2014 8:18:51 PM(UTC)
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No lawsuits, no moral dilemmas, no HR, no salary... all with much higher efficiency? WIN!

Offline BVega  
#10 Posted : Wednesday, July 9, 2014 3:23:26 AM(UTC)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0KTUysrwgQ

Offline DanJChiccino  
#11 Posted : Wednesday, July 9, 2014 5:22:23 AM(UTC)
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Honestly, as much as these people need work, the way they treat their workers...I'm ok with this.

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