This Foxconn Problem Could Hurt The iPhone 6

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As Apple releases their newly two handsets across the whole world, a shortage of production sadly falls on Apple, as they try to meet them. Courtesy of DigiTimes, they had wrote “Strong demand for Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is pushing Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to start large-scale hiring at its plants in Shenzhen and Zhengzhou, China, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.” Which means that, a lot of people are waiting for their new handsets to be manufactured.
As Apple recently released their new two handsets, which are the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which are continued to face heavy or strong demands from buyers, and fans all around the world. Courtesy to the Taiwanese publication DigiTimes, which has reported on Tuesday, that the Cupertino firm has put on their thinking cap and has also reacted to such, by pushing their favorite contract manufacturer, Foxconn, to hire more workers to help assemble and make the new handsets to meet demands faster.

A large, big and aggressive hiring has spiked for Foxconn facilities, which is in Shenzhen and Zhengzhou territories, with many different sources noting and pointing out that working on assembly lines is no longer as appealing as before for workers in China.

Foxconn is having some problems, or I should say issues, while trying to recruit a sufficient amount of numbers needed of workers, so the firm has been recently hosting a hiring event to maintain or gain their worker-power.

In the past years or so, the company Foxconn has been deploying many pricey machines, which is to help assemble iPhones. Each costing is between or roughly around $20,000 and $25,000 to build. The Chairman and CEO Terry Gou is reportedly displeased with the gathering or initiative, well simply, because the current-generation of modern-sophisticated machines are disappointing him in terms of proficiency and flexibility, in short and a little bit in long term means.

The latest hiring effort is in addition to the 100,000 new employees Foxconn recruited in June, which was ahead of the iPhone 6 launch. Rival Pegatron is thought to be responsible for some iPhone 6 assembly work, too.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus debuted in the United States and a few key places around the world on September 19th, arriving a week later to more than twenty additional markets. Apple has reported ten million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales, which was during the opening weekend. The company plans to bring the handsets to a total of 115-countries by the end of 2014.

Yesterday morning, Apple has confirmed that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, are scheduled to launch in the 1.33 billion people market of China on Friday, which is on October 17th.

The Online Apple Store in the United States has currently a 7-10 day shipping, and the estimate for the new and bigger iPhone 6 orders have a 3-4 week.