The world’s largest assembly centre for Apple iPhones – Foxconn’s factory in Zhengzhou, Henan province – is running at full steam to meet demand for the new iPhone 12. Illustration: Henry Wong
The world’s largest assembly centre for Apple iPhones – Foxconn’s factory in Zhengzhou, Henan province – is running at full steam to meet demand for the new iPhone 12. Illustration: Henry Wong

iPhone 12: inside China’s ‘iPhone City’, it’s full steam ahead to produce Apple’s new 5G handset

  • Tech giant Foxconn is on a hiring spree, with one recruitment centre alone processing about 2,000 applications a day as migrants arrive en masse for a factory job making Apple’s iPhone 12
  • At the world’s largest assembly plant for iPhones, many eager applicants arrive at dawn and are put to work on the assembly line that afternoon

The world’s largest assembly centre for Apple iPhones – Foxconn’s factory in Zhengzhou, Henan province – is running at full steam to meet demand for the new iPhone 12. Illustration: Henry Wong
The world’s largest assembly centre for Apple iPhones – Foxconn’s factory in Zhengzhou, Henan province – is running at full steam to meet demand for the new iPhone 12. Illustration: Henry Wong
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