“Foxconn – who is responsible for assembling the new iPhones – is failing to meet the high demand, and has continued to hire more workers in order to try and increase the production output,” Mihai Matei reports for G 4 Games.
“Foxconn also took several measures of precaution earlier this year, when it put a new robotic line in place with the purpose of increasing production,” Matei reports. “However, according to the latest reports, these so-called ‘Foxbots’ have failed to meet Foxconn CEO’s expectations, and a 2nd generation is now reportedly in the making.”
“Terry Gou is not too pleased about the first-gen Foxbots, which apparently fell short of expectations in terms of proficiency and flexibility,” Matei reports. “There’s no telling when the 2nd generation Foxbots will be set in place…”
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MacDailyNews Take: Now, to be fair, the foxbots are really good at creating Samsung phones – they just squat down and voilà!
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