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Apple contract manufacturer Foxconn is running its massive Zhengzhou factory in China 24 hours a day to produce the new iPhone 12, according to Chinese media reports.

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Apple's main iPhone manufacturer in China is said to be cancelling workers' holidays and introducing mandatory overtime with additional bonuses for longer-serving staff, according to information garnered from employees, recruitment ads, and local media.

The factory’s iPhone assembly unit has reportedly offered 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).

Many employees have also been asked to cancel upcoming holidays around the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day this week to ensure timely delivery of the new iPhone, initial shipments of which are rumored to be going out to distributors on October 5, with Apple's iPhone-centric event rumored to follow on October 13.

The dates are later than usual for Apple, owing to production delays because of the global health crisis. But as with any other year, Foxconn needs as many hands on deck as possible at its factory in Zhengzhou to assist with mass production of the upcoming iPhones.

Apple is widely expected to announce four ‌iPhone 12‌ models, including a 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and a 6.7-inch model, all with OLED displays and 5G connectivity. The more affordable 5.4 and 6.1-inch devices are expected set to ship out ahead of the more expensive 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch Pro devices, which are believed to be coming in November.

For everything we expect from the ‌iPhone 12‌ lineup, read our in-depth roundup.

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Article Link: iPhone 12 Production Lines at Foxconn's Zhengzhou Factory in China Running '24 Hours a Day'
 
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justperry

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Haha, a bonus of about *25-30 cents an hour.

Mandatory overtime, Hmmm.

*Yes..yes, I know, it's China/Asia, cost of living is much lower than here.
Actually now I think about it, 55 days is not much less than 3 months, so a bonus of more than ~$400 ain't that bad, but, do they also get hourly overtime paid, if not then that's a different case.
 
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makitango

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Happens all the time. We had a major system upgrade last year that ran over Thanksgiving to Christmas. No vacation was allowed then, either.

We just sucked it up and got it done.

It‘s about cancelling, not allowing or disallowing them.
People may have had already planned to visit their families, booked cheaper tickets to afford things etc.
Just because you can do something doesn‘t mean you always should.
 

PickUrPoison

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“Asked to cancel holiday”

You mean told
Mandatory overtime and cancelling vacations which is meant to give you a break to refresh and enjoy life makes me feel sick. And at the end of the day, „independent“ investigators report good and ample conditions.
I really hope QC doesn’t go down the crapper because of this. People need time away from work to recharge (And do a good job).
Oh great so we have the guilt of slave labour when we’re holding our new iPhone 12’s.

China is such a terrible place for workers rights.
Working through holidays and canceling vacations happens all the time here in the US, maybe it’s not common in your countries. There’s no guilt or shame in that, and no reason QC should suffer.

We call it “crunch time”.

We have slave labor here, unfortunately. Hopefully that will be eliminated in the near future.
 

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Apple contract manufacturer Foxconn is running its massive Zhengzhou factory in China 24 hours a day to produce the new iPhone 12, according to Chinese media reports.

iPhone-12-5G-New-Teal.jpg

Apple's main iPhone manufacturer in China is said to be cancelling workers' holidays and introducing mandatory overtime with additional bonuses for longer-serving staff, according to information garnered from employees, recruitment ads, and local media.

The factory’s iPhone assembly unit has reportedly offered 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).

Many employees have also been asked to cancel upcoming holidays around the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day this week to ensure timely delivery of the new iPhone, initial shipments of which are rumored to be going out to distributors on October 5, with Apple's iPhone-centric event rumored to follow on October 13.

The dates are later than usual for Apple, owing to production delays because of the global health crisis. But as with any other year, Foxconn needs as many hands on deck as possible at its factory in Zhengzhou to assist with mass production of the upcoming iPhones.

Apple is widely expected to announce four ‌iPhone 12‌ models, including a 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and a 6.7-inch model, all with OLED displays and 5G connectivity. The more affordable 5.4 and 6.1-inch devices are expected set to ship out ahead of the more expensive 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch Pro devices, which are believed to be coming in November.

For everything we expect from the ‌iPhone 12‌ lineup, read our in-depth roundup.

Article Link: iPhone 12 Production Lines at Foxconn's Zhengzhou Factory in China Running '24 Hours a Day'

To be fair, that’s a lot of money for a child. Lol
 

laptech

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I hope the line '...stays for at least 90 days' is not what the Chinese consider 'longer serving staff' because If that is the case then it shows why companies use China for their manufacturing. Treat the workers like crap and if they leave they know there is an abundance of people who will fill that spot. Not so easy to do in the West, hence why they have to treat workers better because if the worker leaves the company struggles to find decent replacements. Not so in China.

Well, at least when someone shows off their new shinny iphone 12, that person can be rest assured that it was made by a respondant and resourceful workforce that was made to force to work 24hrs a day without any holidays and mandatory overtime. Wont you be so happy that Apple treats it's manufacturing workers so well.
 
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