China is developing so rapidly, that the workers have many other vocational choices. Chinese wages are also rising rapidly. Demand for Apple products in China is staggering. As a result Foxconn needs to have extra capacity elsewhere.
These gadgets just cannot be made by robots, not in the near future. There are no robots that can, by themselves, make the LCD screens, batteries and flash memory that go into these devices.These robots just do not exist, whether in Japan, China, Korea, the US or anywhere in the world.Even if these devices are made in the US, they will also be made by hands.
If they have enough reasons, then Apple will have to shut up and then pay the money for violating IP rights. Apple has already stolen the iPad form factor from another Chinese company. Maybe Apple products will be banned in China, after they were pulled from Australia and Germany.