Apple supplier begins recruitment drive for iPhone 12 factory workers
Key Apple supplier Foxconn is said to have started its annual recruitment drive for factory workers to produce next-generation iPhone models ahead of their launch this fall, according to Chinese publication cnTechPost (via MacRumors).
As we near the launch of the iPhone 12, which Apple said will be “a few weeks later” than usual, Foxconn is upping the number of workers it has on its assembly lines, with four new iPhone models expected to be entering mass production ahead of a staggered September/October release.
Existing Foxconn employees who refer qualified applicants as said to receive a 9,000 yuan bonus, according to the report.
To recap, Apple is expected to release four new iPhone model this fall: a 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 to replace the current iPhone 11, and a 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro/Pro Max.
This year’s new iPhone lineup is expected to prompt a “supercycle” of upgrades, with all four new models rumored to feature an all-new design, 5G cellular connectivity, and more.
The Apple Post has gone hands on with a model created based on leaked schematics and specifications for this year’s 6.7-inch “iPhone 12 Pro Max”, offering an early preview of the rumored new squared-edged design, larger display, and more.