iPhone 14 Production to Begin Soon as Foxconn Starts Annual Hiring Spree

Foxconn has commenced its annual seasonal hiring spree in preparation for iPhone 14 production, according to the South China Morning Post.

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The report claims that Foxconn is offering a 9,000 yuan bonus (around $1,300) to new assembly line workers who stay on the job for more than four months after being hired at its factory in Zhengzhou, China. Foxconn offers similar bonuses to new and returning workers each year in the months leading up to a new iPhone launch.

Yesterday it was reported that Apple suppliers have begun shipping iPhone 14 components to manufacturers like Foxconn for final assembly.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 14 lineup in September like usual, with rumors suggesting there will be a 6.1-inch iPhone 14, 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. The two Pro models are expected to get many new features, while fewer changes are expected for the two lower-priced models.

Key new features rumored for the iPhone 14 Pro models include a new pill-shaped cutout and hole housing Face ID sensors and the front camera, a faster A16 chip, an upgraded 48-megapixel rear camera lens with support for 8K video recording, and an always-on display that shows the time, date, and iOS 16's new Lock screen widgets.

Improvements across the iPhone 14 lineup could include an upgraded front camera with autofocus, longer battery life, and Wi-Fi 6E support.

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Top Rated Comments

Mr. Dee Avatar
10 months ago
Are they looking for overtime on weekends? I could maybe chip in for a few hours on Saturday.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citysnaps Avatar
10 months ago

I made exactly the same mistake. When I looked back I couldn't believe the word "professional" was not there. I guess most people would not make that statement with professional being in there, so we "see" it when we read it. How the mind plays tricks!
What difference does it make? I happen to be an engineer (systems and hardware). However, I put just as much care, probably more, into each photograph I make. As an aside, I've had multiple gallery shows, and have also engaged in multiple photography projects - most about people in urban environments. Also there's a huge difference between "taking" photographs and "making" photographs. Thus I use the phrase "making photographs."

A camera, whether it's a dSLR/mirrorless/view-camera (I own all three of different kinds, over the years), is simply just a tool.

A strong photograph that evokes an emotional response from viewers has very little to do with the gear used. Rather, it's about the photographer's imagination, life experiences, reading/considering light, ability to compose while deciding what should/shouldn't be in the frame, deciding which details should be hidden (letting them drop into the shadow) or accentuated, recognizing gesture, considering environmental context and supporting elements, and many more decisions than that are made before the shutter is released.

Cameras are like tools in my woodshop. It's what you do with them that counts.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citysnaps Avatar
10 months ago

what the hell..you are a professional photographer and you are using smartphones camera ? i mean 8 years ago we had what iphone 6...so you started with iphone 6 to be your main camera as a photographer? Jeusus nobody cares about quality these days
For some people, photography is all about gear.

For others it's about making compelling photographs that stir a viewer's imagination.

As an aside, that's not particularly important, for camera phones, I started with a 4s. My 6+ convinced me it was a worthy camera for making photographs. After that, an X. And then a 12 Pro.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
10 months ago

It seems that will be a really cool iPhone, and I really feel the temptation to buy it. But from my perspective as a Creative Producer, I need to be able to shoot high-quality video and download the footage to my Mac for post-production, I also live in a developing country and change my iPhone every 4/5 years, so maybe it would be better to wait one more year for the first Thunderbolt / USB-C iPhone
Replacing your iPhone every 9.6 months seems a bit excessive, no?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citysnaps Avatar
10 months ago
Coming from a 12 Pro, if the camera tech is a step up and produces good results, I'll purchase one.

As a photographer, iPhones have been my main cameras for the last seven years.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Motawa Avatar
10 months ago
Come in slaves! COME IN!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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