iPhone 13: Foxconn to hire 100,000 more workers to meet demand
The iPhone 13 is selling well, so well in fact that Foxconn’s assembly plants are struggling to keep up with the high demand.
The Foxconn factory in Shenzhen already employs 100,000 workers, but this workforce is no longer sufficient to meet Apple’s orders. As a result, according to several Chinese media, another 100,000 workers are expected to join the factory in October. In total, Apple’s Chinese supply chain could even hire up to 200,000 workers by the end of the month.
The group’s workers are currently working day and night (alternating, of course) to produce the new iPhone 13 and 13 Pro. The massive hiring of new employees could also cushion the power cuts decided by the Chinese administration. Several of Apple’s competitors, including Oppo and Xiaomi, have had to reduce their production by 20 to 30% because of these power cuts.