VR Zone reports the relationship between Apple and Foxconn is increasingly strained, and notes that the continued survival of the alliance is in doubt.
Another often overlooked contributor to the recent strikes and workers protests is a demographic shift and a shift in values among young Chinese. The current generations of young people in China have grown up with more opportunities and higher expectations. Fewer of them are satisfied shuffling back and forth between home and the factory every day, even for four hundred dollars a month. One of the interns Tencent Tech interviewed at a Foxconn factory said “there is no future working in a place like this.”
An industry source told Tencent Tech that Foxconn is preparing to have one million production robots in place within three years.