MacRumors: Check out this story on Foxconn plans for using robots to build the iPhone 6.. According to the story, they are gonna start with 10,000 robots for this model. But even with the robots Foxconn is gonna hire another 100,000 workers for the next generation of the phone. So on Foxconn’s scale, this looks like a small prototyping test. lol.
In the long term though, it does make one wonder about the viability of manufacturing jobs and outsourcing. Will manufacturing come back to the US and Europe in a different form? Mostly robot and folks to operate them? We live in interesting times.