Foxconn has begun another large-scale hiring effort for its factories in Shenzhen and Zhengzhou in order to help out with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus production, reports Digitimes.

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Because working on assembly lines is no longer as attractive as before for workers in China, Foxconn is having issues recruiting sufficient numbers of workers. The company has been hosting hiring events recently to maintain its manpower, the sources added.

The report notes that Apple's goal to launch its new handsets in 115 countries by the end of 2014 also pushed Foxconn to start another round of large-scale hiring. The company was previously said to be bringing on 100,000 new employees in June ahead of the iPhone 6 launch.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale in the first wave of countries on September 19 and saw expanded availability to more countries last Friday, September 26. Overall demand for the new devices has been greater than supply to this point, as Apple's Online Store still shows a 7-10 day shipping estimate for new iPhone 6 orders and a 3-4 week delay for new iPhone 6 Plus orders in the U.S.

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RightMACatU Avatar
89 months ago
I would like to propose an instant BAN of users who make jokes about bending iPhones and iPads.... Who's with me! :D
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RoelJuun Avatar
89 months ago
I would like to propose an instant BAN of users who make jokes about bending iPhones and iPads.... Who's with me! :D

You just can't temporarily bend the rules of this forum for your own sake.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
saab9573 Avatar
89 months ago
but...

we're being told there's a massive design flaw with these phones.

surely no one in their right mind is buying them :rolleyes:
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ptjones1968 Avatar
89 months ago
What issues (regarding the "massive design flaws") are you implying?

So far, I've heard only one of them: "the bendability" of the iP6+"

Do you have more to add???:confused:

The guy was being sarcastic. Good grief!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
stars_fan Avatar
89 months ago
those "jobs" are basically slavery by western standards... but hey :apple:
likes money...
apple is the only "computer" company beside all oil/gas companies
http://www.bloomberg.com/visual-data/best-and-worst//most-profitable-employees-companies
personally I used to like apple, but they´ve turned into something greedy, disgusting and I´m not gonna sponsor it no more

So why exactly are you here. You sound like a deranged stalker who doesn't know how to let go.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hovercast Avatar
89 months ago
I wish we can bring all those jobs to America #

Seems like they have huge hiring sprees every year. Maybe one day. One day...

If only Americans were willing to work for 2 dollars a day. Unemployment rates would drop to zero in America
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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