24 Hour Shifts & No Holiday Breaks As Apple Tries To Deliver Production For New iPhone 12
The world’s largest tech Company Foxconn is running 24 hour shifts and have reduced days off to just 4 a month for workers in an effort to deliver production of Apple’s new iPhone 12 according to news reports.
Apple has postponed the iPhone 12 launch event this year because of their production issues with Foxconn introducing mandatory overtime with bonuses for longer-serving staff.
The report from SCMP cited the company’s employee Wang Guofeng who claimed that overtime work had increased since summer and most workers were allowed to take only four days off per month. Another employee added that the company production lines are running 24 hours a day with the introduction of new night shifts.
The same report also claims that employees have been asked to cancel their upcoming holidays around the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day to ensure timely delivery of the new iPhone 12 models.
While Apple has not yet confirmed the launch date for the upcoming smartphones, reports indicate that the company will announce four models — iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max on 13th October.
The reports come as both Companies are looking to shift the majority of the production outside of China, they are still dependent on China when it comes to supply chain and production, which remains central to the country dispute anti-China sentiments because of its failure in containing the COVID-19 pandemic.