“At a recent shareholder meeting, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou announced that the company will soon deploy robots to help assemble devices, noting that Apple will be the first company to use the service, reports IT Home,” Richard Padilla reports for MacRumors.

“Named ‘Foxbots,’ each robot will be able to assemble an average of 30,000 devices and costs anywhere from $20,000 to $25,000 to make,” Padilla reports. “Gou stated that the assembly devices are undergoing their final testing phase, as Foxconn plans to deploy 10,000 robots to its factories.”

“Foxconn has recently ramped up its production efforts ahead of the launch of Apple’s iPhone 6 this fall, with the company bringing on 100,000 new workers to help assemble the iPhone 6,” Padilla reports. “Production of the new device is reportedly set to ramp up next month ahead of a launch around September.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Finally!

(Even though we’d prefer Fembots.)

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]

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