Feeds

Apple to switch HUMAN iPhone-juicer-fiddlers with ROBOTS – report

Soon only Miserable Marvins will build its batteries: sources

Security for virtualized datacentres

Apple is preparing to replace the worker drones on its iPhone battery production line with robot replacements.

According to industry sources in Taipei, Apple will automate its battery production later this year. It has already automated the manufacture of iMacs and Mac Pros.

Younger Chinese workers are becoming less and less willing to work on depressing production lines, while the minimum wage is rising, both likely factors in Apple's decision to draft in robots with longer attention spans to do the dreary job of building batteries.

China is still the top choice for siting a production line, because of its pliant workforce who generally avoid strikes, the Digitimes continued.

Last year it was revealed that Apple was planning to splurge $10bn on robots to beef up its production process.

However, it was previously claimed that iWorkers on Foxconn production lines would be entirely replaced by robots in 2014, which is a prediction that has not yet come to pass. ®

Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Monitors monitor's monitoring finds touch screens have 0.4% market share
Not four. Point four. Count yer booty again, Microsoft
Getting to the BOTTOM of the great office seating debate
Belay that toil, me hearty, and park your scurvy backside
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
In a spin: Samsung accuses LG exec of washing machine SABOTAGE
Rival electronic giant tries to iron out allegations
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.