It was recently reported that Apple has increased shipments for iPhone 14 from 90 million units to 95 million units, an increase of 5%. Now, Apple supplier Foxconn is ramping up recruitment of workers by offering a higher bonus.
Foxconn starts offering higher recruitment bonus
Apple’s move to increase shipments of the iPhone 14 lineup can be attributed to the demand the iPhone 13 lineup has seen since it was launched. Despite lockdowns, geopolitical uncertainties, and inflation, the lineup has managed to fare incredibly well in the smartphone market.
In response to Apple increasing iPhone 14 shipments, Foxconn is offering higher recruitment bonuses to workers as mass production for the lineup begins. The bonus Foxconn is offering is a 50% increase from the standard number.
The 6-1-inch iPhone 14 will also be manufactured in India by Foxconn, TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently revealed. The reason behind the move is that Apple is working on expanding its supply chain to avoid ongoing geopolitical risks and to subsequently ensure the smooth production of its flagship lineup.
In addition to the iPhone 14 being manufactured in India, the Cupertino tech giant is also trying to diversify its supply chain in China to avoid production delays in the future. The move will help the tech giant ensure that its production will run smoothly in one area if another sees disruption due to any reason. The main reason for this move is that moving production to other countries could take many years.
This year’s iPhone 14 lineup is expected to feature four models: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
This year’s standard and Pro iPhone models are set to have some key differences. The standard iPhone 14 model is set to feature the same design as its predecessor with the same A15 chip. On the other hand, the Pro models are expected to get the A16 chip, a new pill + hole punch cutout for the display, major camera upgrades as well as rumored features like an always-on display. All models are expected to feature 6GB of RAM.and support 30W charging.
In addition to this, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo have reported that the Pro models will feature an upgraded front camera. As revealed by Kuo, the front camera will feature autofocus which will offer sharper images and improved picture quality.
Furthermore, the camera will also have a 6-element lens instead of a 5-element lens, which will also add to the image quality. The rear-end camera for the Pro models will be upgraded to 48MP which will enable 8K video recording.