Rumour: Apple to Raise Payments on High Demand

After experiencing higher demand for the iPhone 6 Plus than expected, Apple is debating whether to raise its payments to producer Foxconn, according to reports from Asia. Supply chain sources say that Apple is considering raising its payments-per-iPhone by 20% – 25%, to increase mass-production efficiency. It is thought that the company pays Foxconn around $20 per handset at present, putting any future payments in the $25 range. The sources added that payments would return to original levels in the long term, as Foxconn’s capacity and yield rates increase.