Apple’s iPhone 12 manufacturing partner Foxconn is reportedly running its huge Zhengzhou factory’s iPhone 12 production lines around the clock.
Chinese media reports claim Foxconn is said to be canceling workers’ holidays and is imposing mandatory overtime with additional bonuses for longer-serving employees. The information comes from employees, recruitment ads, and local media.
Foxconn has reportedly offered different levels of bonuses according to an iPhone assembly employee’s length of service. The offerings include a 10,000 yuan ($1,466) bonus for any worker who started after September 18, stays for at least 90 days and works at least 55 days. For people who joined after September 26, the bonus was 8,500 yuan ($1,246).
Numerous employees have also been asked to cancel their upcoming holiday plans for the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day this week to ensure timely delivery of the new iPhone. Initial iPhone 12 shipments are rumored to be heading out of the factory on October 5. Apple is expected to hold its iPhone 12 event on October 13.
Apple is expected to ship its more affordable 5.4-inch “mini” and 6.1-inch devices first, followed soon after by the more expensive 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch Pro devices. All devices are expected to feature OLED displays and 5G connectivity.