The hiring spree at Zhengzhou has started at the end of March. Interestingly, analysts say those recruitments happen exactly in the integrated digital product business group responsible for Apple smartphones. Speculations mount that this is just in time to train enough workers for a huge ramp up in production expected to happen around the second half of the year.
Apple is rumored to be preparing its next generation iPhone and another, affordable device. First units of the two devices are rumored to start shipping back to Apple in the second quarter of the year.