Bad news comes from Apple. Its experts predict that shipments of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will decrease. The reason is in the Chinese factories, which assemble most of the phones of this company. Few people remember the pandemic in the world, but China, it seems, is not going to forget it and continues its “zero covid” policy. Not only the Chinese will suffer from it, but the people of the whole world, since the transfer of production to other places will cost too much and take a long time.
The company noted that the world's largest factory for the production and assembly of iPhones - Foxconn in Zhengzhou continues to operate, but "at a significantly reduced capacity" due to covid restrictions. Last week, restrictions were again imposed there due to the outbreak of covid, so Foxconn management limited the movement of its employees to the territory of the enterprise and their homes.
As a result, some employees refused to return to the plant, while others fled the plant as if from a concentration camp. Semi-slave labor in Chinese factories is nothing new. True, the management of Foxconn decided to sweeten the pill by compensating the workers for the inconvenience associated with the introduction of a virtual prison regime. The multi-billion dollar corporation has promised its employees a one-time bonus of $69 plus a 20% pay increase - all the way up to $4.20 an hour!
“The generosity of the offer is incredible! - analysts of the channel "4BS|Economy, business and finance" remark sarcastically. - This is another reminder that the Chinese economic miracle is built on a cheap, low-skilled and unpretentious labor force. But only".