Foxconn Restaffs Factories, Says There Are Enough Workers to Meet 'Seasonal Demand'

Foxconn has reached its recruitment goals ahead of schedule and now has enough workers to meet "seasonal demand" at all of its Chinese plants, according to a statement released Sunday that was shared by Nikkei.

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Foxconn is one of Apple's main suppliers, and the hiring information suggests Foxconn's factories will be adequately prepared for the launch of Apple's fall 2020 iPhones.

The factories of many Apple suppliers located in China were shut down for much of February, delaying device production. After reopening, there were staffing shortages related to quarantines and travel restrictions, resulting in factories unable to operate at peak capacity.

Foxconn said early this month that it expected to resume normal production by the end of March, and has successfully met that goal ahead of its deadline. Foxconn says that it is steadily recovering from labor shortages.

It's been unclear how the current world situation might impact the iPhone 12, with some information suggesting travel restrictions could cause delays due to an inability for Apple's engineers to travel to China to perfect the assembly process, but recent details shared by Bloomberg suggest the ‌iPhone 12‌ is still on track to launch this fall.

Foxconn says that it has implemented "rigorous measures" to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for its staff, offering virus tests to more than 55,000 workers, and chest x-rays for another 40,000. Foxconn is expected to hit its peak production period in July to prepare for the launch of the new iPhones.

Apple in fall 2020 is expected to launch up to four new ‌iPhone 12‌ models equipped with features that include 5G, triple-lens camera setups with 3D functionality, A14 chips, and more, with full details available in our iPhone 12 roundup.

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Top Rated Comments

AngerDanger Avatar
28 months ago

"One does NOT need to be a Rocket Scientist to know that Sentiment has changed BIG time, OR that Apple's High-Priced products are NOT a Good Fit for the Times !"
Who are you Quoting, and WHY is the Capitlization all Over the place ?
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cosmosent Avatar
28 months ago
There will be NO "seasonal" demand later this year !

That ship has sailed !

"One does NOT need to be a Rocket Scientist to know that Sentiment has changed BIG time, OR that Apple's High-Priced products are NOT a Good Fit for the Times !"
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
28 months ago

Four short words is not Capitalization all over the place.
I wasn't talking about the caps used for emphasis. I was talking about "Rocket," "Scientist," "Sentiment," "High-Priced," "Good," "Fit," and "Times." It's like an odd mix of sentence and title case, and I wondered where it was from.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IIGS User Avatar
28 months ago
Who's gonna be around to buy them that can afford them?

Regardless of what you think of COVID, the politics, or any of that. This isn't a page in history. It's a whole chapter.

More than 9/11 or the Great Recession. Things are different now. Period.

Things are just moving too quickly for people to process it. The entire landscape of the industrialized world is changing. Right now.

People in the US are going to see things they've never seen in the lifetime of their parents, grand parents, or great grand parents. And it's not going to be pretty.....
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
compwiz1202 Avatar
28 months ago

Things may be getting back to normal in China, but the rest of this year globally is not going to be normal at all.

I wonder where the “iPhone 9” fits into all of this.
Yea might actually have surpluses instead of backorders.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
az431 Avatar
28 months ago

There will be NO "seasonal" demand later this year !

That ship has sailed !

"One does NOT need to be a Rocket Scientist to know that Sentiment has changed BIG time, OR that Apple's High-Priced products are NOT a Good Fit for the Times !"
Do you feel better now?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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