Other recordings released by Reuters showed riots and tear gas being fired as workers broke down quarantine barriers, protesting the fact that they had been forced to share a bedroom with colleagues who had tested positive for Covid-19.
Foxconn is the biggest iPhone maker, accounting for 70% of global shipments, with much of the phones being produced in iPhone City, as well as smaller hubs in India and southern China.
However, these protests have affected the already weakened production of the iPhone. It should be recalled that last month, Reuters reported that iPhone production at the plant could drop by as much as 30% due to pandemic restrictions, while Apple lowered manufacturing expectations for the iPhone 14.
According to what the Cupertino company said, 3 million fewer devices will be produced by the end of this year of the 14 and 14 Plus models, the cheapest alternatives to the high-end iPhone family.
For its part, Foxconn explained that the changes in payment dates were due to a lack of communication between human resources teams and employees during the hiring process.
Apple also highlighted its position through a statement, where it stressed that it is working with Foxconn “to ensure that the concerns of its employees are addressed.”