Apple generally releases new iPhone models in September each year. Thus, the iPhone 13 series will likely arrive next month and this making its assemblers and component manufacturers recruit a large number of employees. The production schedule of the upcoming iPhone series is very tight. For example, Foxconn hired a large number of people for the iPhone 11 in July 2019, and later spent a lot of money on the iPhone 12 in 2020. According to the latest report, Foxconn is now offering a bonus of 10,200 yuan ($1,575) to new employees who have worked for at least 90 days. This is 200 yuan ($31) more than the bonus provided by Foxconn at the end of July 2021. The employee takes about 9,500 yuan ($1,467) while the introducer gets the rest.
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iPhone 13 supply chain needs to attract more workers to meet the schedule
At the same time, another foundry, Lens Technology, also increased its bonus. In February, it offered about 5,000 yuan ($772) in remuneration to new employees. However, since May, its income has increased to around 10,000 yuan ($1,544), which is similar to Foxconn.
Luxshare Precision recently received Apple’s first “iPhone 13” related order. The company is now also doubling its commission for recommending employees. For workers who return from other companies to Luxshare, it is offering a bonus of about 3,800 yuan ($587).
It is reported that the new iPhone 13 will be released in September. Compared with the 75 million iPhone 12 series production capacity last year, the iPhone 13 has increased by 15 million units this year (the output of the new phone will increase to 90 million units by the end of this year), and the demand has increased by 20%.
In terms of the foundry, Foxconn will still undertake most of the business, including all the Pro Max, 68% of iPhone 13, and nearly 60% of the Pro model. Pegatron assembles all the mini models and 32% of the iPhone 13. There are reports that the remaining 40% of the Pro models will be handed over to Luxshare Precision.
Looking at the data in the summary database, Apple has added models such as A2628, A2630, A2634, A2635, A2640, A2643, and A2645. The corresponding models should be iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The indication is that these models are running the iOS 15 system.
Apple has more Chinese suppliers than ever
From the latest report, more Chinese companies are now in Apple’s supply chain than before. According to the list of the top 200 largest supplies for Apple in 2020, 12 of the 34 new companies are Chinese companies. If you are an Apple fanboy and you are hating on China, please know that your lovely iPhone is becoming more “Chinese” than ever. In fact, the iPhone you are holding in your hands presently has at least one component from China. In addition, there is also a high chance that the iPhone you are using was assembled in China.