iPhone Manufacturer Foxconn Will Replace 1 Million Workers With Robots Over Next 3 Years


Foxconn, the company responsible for assembling your iPad 2 and iPhone, is planning on making a big change.

It wants to replace most of its human workers with robots, according to PC World.

Over the next three years, Foxconn aims to “employ” 1 million robots to handle tasks once carried out by humans — spraying, welding, assembling, and the like.

It will start with 10,000 robots this year, 300,000 the next, and 1 million the year after that.

Foxconn came to public attention after a recent string of worker suicides, which many blamed on poor working conditions.

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