Apple wants to cut number of iPhone assembly workers by half


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Apple reportedly told the companies that assemble the iPhone to replace up to 50% of their employees with automation. It’s an ongoing effort, and one that supposedly began after riots at a Foxconn plant several years ago over stringent Covid restrictions. Cutting workers: The impact of automation in the iPhone assembly process Although iPhone components come from around the world, the actual assembly of the devices mostly happens in China, though India is taking a larger role. It’s not always a smooth process. A series of suicides at assembly plants in China owned by Foxconn drew global attention in 2010,...