Apple supplier offers big bonuses to workers ahead of iPhone 13

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What you need to know

  • Major Apple supplier Foxconn is handing out big bonuses to new workers.
  • It is trying to drive recruitment ahead of its annual iPhone drive.
  • It's the third increase in bonuses from the company in the last few weeks.

Major Apple supplier Foxconn is undertaking its annual drive for new recruits ahead of the iPhone 13 launch later this year, according to a new report.

From the South China Morning Post:

Foxconn Technology Group's plant in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, site of the world's largest manufacturing complex for iPhones, recently raised bonus pay for new recruits, signalling strong production activity amid robust sales for Apple's 5G smartphone and preparations for its next version. The world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, has increased bonuses given to new assembly line workers in Zhengzhou for a third time in a month, according to job posts published by the firm's integrated Digital Product Business Group (iDPBG), the division responsible for iPhone production.

Each new employee will get a bonus of $1,158 for working 90 days and being on duty for at least 55, that's an increase on bonuses offered on April 26, which was an increase on a bonus offered April 15, which was in turn double the bonus handed out at the end of March.

The report notes the bonus pay indicates that "the company is ramping up production for iPhones ahead of the usual launch of Apple's flagship device in the second half of the year."

Foxconn did the same thing for the iPhone 12 last year. Apple's iPhone 13 is expected to feature a 120Hz display, an under-display fingerprint scanner, and a new processor, as well as a smaller notch on the front of the device and various camera improvements.

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