Why is the iPhone 6 made in China?

Hint: it’s not just the cost…

EDGAR staff September 18, 2014

Designed in California, assembled in China and sold all around the world, there's no doubt that Apple has found a winning formula with its iPhone. And with the iPhone 6 certain to be the best-selling mobile phone in history, it's no surprise that the American tech giant has looked into every possibility to make maximum profit from each device.

When you think about every tiny component that goes into making the iPhone 6, it's almost impossible to imagine how everything is sourced, assembled and transported. But luckily, we don't have to, because our friends at CompareCamp.com have produced this excellent infographic outlining the entire iPhone 6 manufacturing process.

The major reveal is that although production is cheaper in China, that's not the only reason why Apple uses the country. In fact, the biggest benefit is the speed at which a workforce can be assembled. The infographic also reveals that Apple has made great strides in labour-saving robots, employing 10,000 'Foxbots' to assemble the iPhone 6. with each robot able to assemble 30,000 devices, that's an awful lot of manpower that's not needed any more.

Read the full infographic below: iPhone_infographic_Finale Details: visit Comparecamp.com