Updated 07:05 PM EDT, Wed, Oct 27, 2021

iPhone 6 Release Date, Specs & Price: Robots Assembling New Apple Phone?

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Apple is reportedly the first client of Foxconn, a subsidiary company of Hon Hai Precision Industry Comp. Ltd., that will be making use of its factor robots.

According to MacRumors.com, website IT Home has reported that Terry Gou, CEO of Hon Hai Precision, announced during a recent shareholder's meeting, that assembly line robots, coined "Foxbots" will be utilized to put together the iPhone devices.

"...each robot will be able to assemble an average of 30,000 devices and costs anywhere from $20,000 to $25,000 to make. Gou stated that the assembly devices are undergoing their final testing phase, as Foxconn plans to deploy 10,000 robots to its factories," writes the report.

DailyTech reports that Apple is believed to be Foxconn's biggest client and this move is in line with Apple's demands of its suppliers to cut the costs of production while still keeping quality manufacturing intact.

This is not the only operational boost that Foxconn has been beefing up. A separate report by 9to5mac states that as per the Taiwanese Economic Daily, the company is boosting its manpower to meet iPhone 6 supply demands by a sizable additional 100,000 people to produce the highly-anticipated but unconfirmed iPhone 6. This is on top of over a million existing employees that the company has as it is also contracted by other tech giants like Play Station.

The report indicates that Foxconn is expected to produce a majority of the iPhone supply estimated to be around 70% of the complete order of Apple.

The Apple iPhone 6 is one of the year's most highly-anticipated gadgets of the year. It's supposed to bear Apple's largest iPhone overhaul since the vastly popular iPhone 3GS was upgraded to the iPhone 4.

Without official word from Apple, the next-generation smartphone from the Cupertino-based company is expected to be announced September 19, 2014. The speculated features of the phone include a two-model release, a 4.7-inch device along with a first-gen phablet with a 5.5-inch display.

Both phones will be LTE capable, use LTE displays with varying details on resolution. Both devices should come with a 64-bit A8 chipset and will run on the new iOS 8 platform. It's also expected to have the same Touch ID sensor, and will be covered in sapphire glass.

It's a common comment that the iPhone battery life has left a lot to be desired. Many say Apple should address this persisting issue on their device. This fact has not been missed by rival company Samsung. The South-Korean firm has released a new ad titled "Wall Huggers" that slams Apple's battery performance.

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