Foxconn, the company that assembles Apple’s iPhones and iPads, is choosing to add one million robots to its workforce over the next three years rather than deal with hiring more human employees.
There are apparently 10,000 robots at the factory now and that number will increase by 300,000 next year. Foxconn CEO, Terry Gou plans another one million robots by 2014 to help assemble electronic parts. With all those robots coming to work, it’s pretty likely that Foxconn won’t need as many humans assembling iPhones. Right now, approximately 1.2 million people work at Foxconn plants.