Foxconn's iPhone-Making Robots Said to Have Failed Apple's Quality Control

By Gary Cutlack on at

Foxconn's plan to outsource iPhone production to robots appears to be off to a rocky start, with sources suggesting the first batch of robot-assembled phones have not passed Apple's quality control tests.

According to Chinese business publication Jiemian, the robots are failing at their menial tasks, with their 0.05mm production accuracy not meeting the required 0.02mm needed to screw and clip iPhone components together properly. The robots are also said to be too large and clunky, due to having roots in the car assembly world.

They'll soon be using their clumsy robot fingers to sign-on at the nearest job centre. [MacRumors]