Thousands line up for a job at Foxconn as factory starts producing new Apple iPhone and Apple iPad

Thousands line up for a job at Foxconn as factory starts producing new Apple iPhone and Apple iPad
Thousands of Chinese lined up outside the Foxconn plant in Chengdu in hopes of landing one of the assembly jobs related to the production of the 6th generation Apple iPhone and the new mini-Apple iPad. Chinese electronics site M.I.C. Gadget said that the job has only one strict requirement which is that the applicant must have good eyesight. That would make sense considering that these jobs entail putting together extremely small parts. Before applying for these seasonal jobs, applicants must pay a registration fee of 150 Chinese Yuan (approximately $24).

According to those close to the hiring plans, there are still openings but they are being filled fast. While speculation about the production of a mini Apple iPad centered on Foxconn's plant in Jundiai, Brazil, sources claim that the 7 inch tablet is rolling off the assembly line in Chengdu. Meanwhile, the Foxconn factory in  Zhengzhou is also alleged to be humming as the 6th-generation Apple iPhone rolls off the line, although in really small numbers. According to one report, over 100 workers during a recent night shift managed to produce all of 5 Apple iPhones during the entire shift. The insider shrugged it off saying the phone is in the trial production stage".

The report dovetails with information from last weekend that said that the next iteration of the Apple iPhone had started production.

source: M.I.C.Gadgets via AppleInsider


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33 Comments

1. whothisperson

Posts: 102; Member since: May 06, 2012

One thing you will not see in China is a crowd of black umbrellas.

2. jasonjerkoff

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

like cattle lining up for slaughter , poor chinese ............. on top of that they got to pay a fee .......... so sad ....

3. wendygarett unregistered

They just lining up to commit another suicide....

10. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

yeah... because getting a job and try to earn some cash for your own living is committing suicide. I salute these chinese for even though the salary is so small, they still try to earn it for their own benefit. Note: Not only because their lining up for a job to a company which produces the iPhone, doesn't mean that they're worshiping the phone. Some of you people don't understand how they wish to get a job just to earn money, because you never experienced being poor.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30955; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Some of these comments r form plain out stupid apple hating people. Total idiots ya know

25. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I just want to run up to the crowd and yell "Don't jump man! You have do much to live for!" Lol. You guys need to take a chill pill. We've all had these discussions about the high suicide rates at Foxconn. Why is bringing up people lining up for a job that has a high suicide rate a bad thing? We're rehashing old news stories. Not everything is based on Apple hate. You guys need to stop defending Apple when someone is bringing up a valid issue rather than just talking crap. Although I do hate Apple from the bottom of my heart, they are the rapists of the technology sector. But that's not important to my reply even though I hope they all choke on a ****, every last one of them that had anything to do with writing their patents, especially their lawyers. Big ****, GAG!

4. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Lol, I'm chinese and my mum always told me to respect my origins & culture...Now she knows why I don't...These people are basically worshipping a phone, worst, a phone made by Apple, really? I don't want to be chinese anymore, I want to have nothing to do with these pathetic bunch

5. Hafiz

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

They are lookin for a job bro, not worshiping anything!! Be proud to be chinese!! We love you guys..Chinese people are cute =D

7. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

I am Chinese too . They are just trying to get paid bro . Unlike you rich ! No different than getting a part time Job at the mall except this is way cooler My last holiday job I worked as a waiter I plan to interview in one of the Apple resellers as they pay quite high I am 17 this year

9. Hafiz

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

Rich ? I'm indian =D

23. kunyuk

Posts: 56; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

I am E.T from Orion

27. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Now the obvious question, are there a lot of job openings due to previous workers "vacating" their jobs via the roof exit? The high suicide rates at Foxconn are unacceptable. People always bring up that other companies use these Chinese factories or others like it so they're no better... Wrong, I've never heard news stories about Sony, LG or Samsung production lines having mass suicides. Quit trying to group all companies into the same boat when Foxconn, they are obviously the worst of the worst.

8. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

This is China we're tallking about, where there are hundreds or even thousands of factories where they can go get a job. These people lining up here aren't looking for a job, they just want a glimpse of the new products since in china iPhones are kinda like a trophy of wealth, the only time they might ever get to touch 1 would be while it's in production.

11. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

yeah like all of those factories are now open to new employees like Foxconn.

16. tumchaaditya

Posts: 71; Member since: May 21, 2012

Yeah and there are tens of millions of people looking for jobs... This is a news because it is iPhone... They might be lining up outside some other factory as well... It just wont create this buzz though...

6. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

dont forget your roots buddy :)

15. tumchaaditya

Posts: 71; Member since: May 21, 2012

They are not worshipping the phone! The americans are!! They are just trying to earn money by whatever means possible!

12. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Hmm apparently it's not so bad to work there

14. wendygarett unregistered

Why dont you have a try... This might be the best job for you and don't miss the opportunity :D

17. tumchaaditya

Posts: 71; Member since: May 21, 2012

They work for like 12 hours and sleep at the same place... How worse do you want?!

13. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Noooo! You are just going to enter hell! Foxconn would just punish and treat you as slaves. They will only be giving you a low salary while you can get more with less effort and time from other companies. Instead of working for apple why not try meizu,huawei or even maybe htc(try to go taiwan), I'm sure that you'll be getting more benefits...

18. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

$24 registration fee?? How low can you get as a company that generates hundreds of billions of dollars of revenue. Do they really have to juice the candidates like that? Utterly disgusted.

19. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

some people just don't know how hard it is for a chinese to get a job in china, against billions fighting for every job opening. at the end of the day it is not the thing that is being built on that factory that matters, it is the money they are gonna receive to feed their families. welcome to asia guys!

20. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

$24 registration fee.... it is too much... a poor man is not allowed to get a job pity them...

21. Aeires unregistered

So 100 workers only made 5 phones? And you have to pay to register? I'd bet if you get interviewed but not hired, you don't get your registration fee back. Foxconn, can you get any worse with your employment tactics, I don't think so.

22. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I am not saying this is in whole of China but I have seen once a documentary how candidates have been choosing the factory they want to work for by whichever offered the highest salary because apparently in some industrial areas there are more vacancies than candidates. There was one worker who came after her boss and asked for doubling her salary otherwise she threatened to leave. And they doubled it for her because they have been scared she might leave and they might not be able to fill the vacancy anymore. So these Chinese who write comments that these people are iPhone worshippers, and that there is lot of vacancies might be actually right.

26. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

you guys HATE apple... we get it... but to talk down on a race of people who want a job is ridiculous... smh these apple articles get some of the stupidest attention on here.

31. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

There is no Apple hate in the following comment, it is pure fact. Also I'm not disparaging the Chinese people in ANY way. These people are lining up and paying an application fee to work at a company with a higher than average suicide rate. This company has been responsible for mass suicides in the recent years. So we find it disappointing. Stop being a defensive retard. Open your eyes to inhumane treatment that happens all over the place, and the fact that idiots try to hide reality due to their defensive nature about justifying their electronics purchase doesn't actually mean the inhumane treatment didn't actually happen. Foxconn is a company who is so noted for their suicide rates that they have suicide nets on their buildings, and force their employees to sign anti suicide agreements... How you can gloss over something so serious is actually pretty disgusting...

33. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Sad that people have to not only live and work in such horrible conditions but on top of that have to pay an entrance fee into hell. I wonder how long before Apple sues Nike saying they invented sweatshop to "revolutionize" the profit margin.

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