Foxconn will release most of its employees

Foxconn Chinese company announced the dismissal of most employees. This does not mean, however, that the company is terminated. They just do not need people anymore and are going to replace them with robots.

Experts estimate that over the next several years, robots will receive at least tens of millions of jobs. Unfortunately, this is an inevitable future that will soon affect all employees of the Foxconn group, producing smartphones for Apple.

Foxconn has been working on automated production lines for several years, which will not only significantly speed up the process of manufacturing new equipment, but will, above all, reduce operating costs. Dai Jia-peng, manager of China’s technology automation division, told DigiTimes that a three-step plan to replace robots by humans has already begun.

In the first phase, the workers in the factories will be replaced by robots working on individual workstations. They will deal with tasks that are too dangerous for a human being or those people do not want to do.

The second stage of the plan will include the acquisition of the whole production line by the robots, while the third phase of the project will minimize the presence of people in the factories. From now on, they will only be supervised, inspected and tested.

Dai Jia-peng explained that Foxconn factories in Chengdu, Shenzhen and Zhengzhou are already at the second and third stages of the project. In the case of Zhengzhou, where nearly half of all iPhones are produced, production lines are already fully automated.

IPad air, ipad mini, MacBook pro, Mac Pro and OS x Maverics

Apple’s autumn conference, unlike in the previous year, was not just a shadow of an earlier presentation of the new iPhone. This time there were a lot of attractions and the protagonists of this evening were the new iPad mini, iPad Air, MacBook Pro (two versions), Mac Pro and OS X Maverics.

Although this evening’s Cupertino giants were about to show, they did not spare the audience the propaganda titled: How Apple Changed The World For The Better, And Comfortably Matched Statistics Selected To Show Its Dominance On A Competitor Who Just Wandered Around. It’s a shame, not just because the Yerba Center in San Francisco is lit to find Applesceptics, “but above all because the product catalog presented this year must be considered at least satisfactory. Moreover, they are all ready for sale, already or at the latest in December.

Sure, there will be no complaining about the lack of innovation, and some frustration may be understandable if we consider the iPhone and iPad – two devices presented by the same company just three years apart, which have truly revolutionized the gadgets industry. This time it’s just (only?) Faster, more efficient, nicer (a matter of taste) or better … but without a revolution.

Finally, there was also a generous gesture in the form of a completely free update to the new Mac OS X Mavericks, as well as the iWork environment, also completely free – the above, of course, for the owners of the equipment with the burned apple.

By the way Apple – in case it is not clear enough after the release of the latest iPhones – the products presented emphatically indicate that it is not interested in the budget market. That is why both the MacBook Pro, the iPad Air, and the iPad mini are class in and of itself.