Foxconn will sell its own smartphones in one of Apple’s hottest markets


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Foxconn's phone business is expanding to a new market.
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Foxconn, a company Apple heavily relies upon for iPhone production, plans to start selling its own smartphones in Japan.

It’s a bold move into one of Apple’s hottest markets by the Taiwanese electronics company, which employs around 1.3 million people and 40,000 robots.

Apple supplier now employs 40,000 robots to do its bidding


It'll still be a while before Foxconn's factories are totally automated, however.
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Apple supplier Foxconn has installed a massive 40,000 robots for handling manufacturing jobs at a number of its factories in China, claims a new report.

The industrial robots — named “Foxbots” — are currently being rolled out at factories in Zhengzhou, Kunshan, Jiashanm and a “tablet plant” in Chengdu, where Apple is known to produce iPads. Foxconn’s future robot production is expected to hit around 10,000 units per year.