Apple has a hard time selling their iPhones. The apple brand is said to be in such difficulty that production volumes, which used to be staggering, are now just… enormous. Because yes, even if 2018 was a difficult year for the Cupertino company, the smartphone leader is still far ahead of its competitors in terms of production. That said, Apple’s contractors, like Foxconn, must bear the costs of this drop in sales.
According to the Chinese newspaper South China Morning Post, the Californian brand is said to have reorganized its Zhengzhou site, also called ” City of iPhone ” Apple would have removed a large number of free benefits formerly conferred on all employees. Thus, the laundry service offered to workers became chargeable. Internal shuttles, which used to allow employees to access their workplace quickly, have been eliminated: employees now have to walk 40 minutes out and 40 minutes back to access their sites. Finally, remuneration would be reduced or even frozen.
Foxconn workers, Apple’s contractor, Microsoft, Amazon or Nintendo, would then be hard: the contracts (seasonal fixed-term contracts) of 50,000 employees of the company would have ended since October 2018. Apple has not yet reacted to this information.