Apple not pleased with Foxconn's robots-at least for now
The robots employed by the contract manufacturer can trace their ancestry back to auto assembly lines, which explains why they are not really perfectly suited for the production of today's mobile devices. And while a second generation of Foxbots is in the cards, it might be some time before they are ready to handle the kind of complex assembly that is required to build an Apple iPhone.
For the meantime, Apple is happy to offer you the iPhone made the way nature intended. That is, assembled by man, not a machine. Of course, once the Foxbots become more accomplished in a number of years, the cost savings and speed of assembly will have both Apple and Foxconn backpedaling as fast as possible from human assembly lines.
source: Jiemian (translated), GforGames via MacRumors