Foxconn Offers 'Record-High' Bonuses to Recruit Workers for iPhone 13 Assembly

Apple's largest manufacturing partner Foxconn is offering "record-high" signing bonuses in an effort to recruit workers for iPhone 13 production over the next few months, according to the South China Morning Post.

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The report claims Foxconn is offering up to 8,000 yuan ($1,235) as a signing bonus to former workers willing to return to its Zhengzhou, China factory to assist with iPhone assembly during the "peak season," up from 5,500 yuan last month and 5,000 yuan in 2020. Workers will receive their bonuses after working for Foxconn's iPhone assembly division for four months and staying until the end of the peak season, the report adds.

Apple manufacturers like Foxconn commonly offer signing bonuses in the months leading up to an iPhone launch, but this year's bonus range for returning workers is the highest since the Zhengzhou factory started operations in 2010, according to the South China Morning Post's review of past recruitment ads from Foxconn.

Apple is increasingly expected to unveil the iPhone 13 lineup in September, marking a return to its usual launch timeframe after unveiling the iPhone 12 lineup in October 2020 due to reported COVID-19-related production delays.

iPhone 13 models are rumored to feature a smaller notch at the top of the display, but otherwise they are expected to have a similar design as their iPhone 12 counterparts. Other key new features expected include a faster A15 chip, a 120Hz refresh rate on the Pro models, several camera upgrades, a new Matte Black color, and more.

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Top Rated Comments

HeavenDynamic Avatar
23 weeks ago
This matte black is really nice...
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PsykX Avatar
23 weeks ago

I want to apply!
When you'll see the [S]proposed[/S] imposed salary, I'm pretty confident you'll take a step back...
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aoligei Avatar
23 weeks ago

I had to visit Zhengzhou a few times for work.

The recurring thought while I was there was "why would anyone live here?"

It's poor, there's nothing of interest in the city, it's dirty, polluted, everything is cheap and of low quality.

So I'm not supposed Foxconn are having difficulty getting people to move there.
I was born in Taiyuan, Shanxi province and went to Zhengzhou couple time 2018.

Certainly there area are not clean, just like some area in New York or Toronto is not clean.

But downtown core is very clean and very nice. The Zhengzhou metro is certainly 100x more cleaner than New York subway.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
incoherent_1 Avatar
23 weeks ago

I had to visit Zhengzhou a few times for work.

The recurring thought while I was there was "why would anyone live here?"

It's poor, there's nothing of interest in the city, it's dirty, polluted, everything is cheap and of low quality.

So I'm not supposed Foxconn are having difficulty getting people to move there.
If you’ve been there, you probably already know, but cities like Zhengzhou may not be utopias, but for young, rural Chinese workers looking to move away from agricultural lives of their parents, these jobs are great opportunities. Not to say they shouldn’t have better working conditions, pay, etc — I just think sometimes people in wealthy western countries don’t fully understand the huge opportunity these places can be.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HeavenDynamic Avatar
23 weeks ago

Here we go… it’s coming…

I want to apply! Yes, the matte black looks wonderful.

Can’t wait for more leaks!!!!
Why in the world would you want to work there? Trust me, you'll puke on you every time you see an Apple product after two weeks in the factory.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Razorpit Avatar
23 weeks ago

Here we go… it’s coming…

I want to apply! Yes, the matte black looks wonderful.

Can’t wait for more leaks!!!!
You may think you want to apply, but you really don’t.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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