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Next Apple iPhone to launch in June says Foxconn recruiter

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Next Apple iPhone to launch in June says Foxconn recruiter
Before we start, head over to your spice rack and take out one grain of salt, because that is what you should be taking this story with. Now you can proceed. After contract manufacturer Foxconn purchased 50% of Sharp's Sakai LCD plant the other day, the company was featured on Tokyo TV's "World Business Satellite" which was discussing problems in the Japanese LCD panel market and attempts by Taiwan and Korean based firms to take advantage of the situation.

Scenes from World Business Satellite about a June Apple iPhone launch

Scenes from World Business Satellite about a June Apple iPhone launch

During the program, a recruiter for a Foxconn plant in Taiyuan, China appeared and was asked how many people the factory was looking to hire. He responded, "We're looking for 18,000 employees…for the fifth-generation phone." The reporter asked if the number was high because of demand for the iPhone 5. The recruiter answered, "That's right. It will come out in June."

Before everyone gets worked up about the apparent mistake, yes, the fifth generation iPhone is the Apple iPhone 4S. However, the Chinese have been calling the 6th generation model of Apple's smartphone the iPhone 5 which to their way of thinking makes it the 5th generation model. What is a good question though, is how a recruiter, not your typical high-level executive, would find out the launch date of the next Apple iPhone from a company notorious for its secrecy. In addition, other reports have claimed that the next-gen Apple iPhone will be rolled out in September or October of this year.

source: TokyoTV (translated), Macotakara (translated) via AppleInsider

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posted on 02 Apr 2012, 22:32 4

1. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


iPHONE 5
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING.....

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 22:49 12

6. Synack (Posts: 657; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


...BUT THE TINY SCREEN...

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 03:42 3

19. andro. (Posts: 1935; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


They will do an ipad style naming on it now and call it "The new iphone"

Apple will say the name makes them not 'predictable' and changed everything again in the way we think about the name iphone. The inclusion of a better camera will make all dslr and professions camera redundant across the globe and a slightly bigger screen will have the 'new' iphone paraded on the front of Time magazine as device of the century.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 08:17 2

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 10046; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Shutup meg

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 16:20

35. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wow you know more about Apple then Apple themselves... are you an Apple insider or just speak out of your rear end

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 11:57

30. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6101; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


iPhone NEVER CHANGES it's going to be 4G LTE with same lame boring size screen. next thing we know it will get lost or stolen in the same damn bar & a over hype product

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 22:44 11

2. zackh121556 (Posts: 98; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


Maybe we will see another feature that's already out on other phones lol...

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 22:49 6

4. bbblader (Posts: 575; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


think about it 4G...
what a game changer

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 22:49 9

5. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Like LTE and a bigger screen?

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 23:03 4

10. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


and improved processor hopefully. with better battery life. And one more thing of course

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 00:42 4

12. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I expect LTE for sure. iPhone 4g will have great battery life I'm sure. Better processor is a give me. Bigger screen is iffy. I think a huge improvement to Siri. NFC.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 11:58

31. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6101; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


iPhone will never be bigger than 4.6" not like the ones we have

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 12:09 1

32. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Do you have a point?

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 22:47 7

3. pongkie (Posts: 493; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


they just released the iphone 4s recently i don't think it'll come out in june.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 22:50 3

7. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It'll be interesting to see, because June is HOLY s**t ONLY TWO MONTHS AWAY!!!

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 22:55 5

8. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


This could be my next phone...... If it does come out in june can I live stream the press conference?

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 22:58 2

9. redrooster13 (Posts: 107; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


IF this is true, it may push samsung to put the gs3 out a little faster.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 23:29 8

11. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I doubt this. It doesn't make sense to release it so quickly. The iPhone 4S is still selling really well and so is the new iPad. Financially it makes sense to wait till the fall again.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 00:56 1

13. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


The phone will be a 4s with LTE, longer batt, and be called the iPhone 5. That will make it revolutionary. Maybe it will cut a few pounds and add another voice to Siri.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 00:59 2

14. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Wait ill stand to correct myself on this one. Lte is too expensive still and will cut into Apples profits. Lte will be available for the iPhone 5s.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 01:46 1

15. Dr.Phil (Posts: 862; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I may be the only one thinking this, but I have to say that this phone will be the "make it or break it" for Apple. I am not saying that there won't still be millions of people lining up to buy this phone or that there won't be people calling it the greatest phone to date. What I am saying is that ever since Steve Jobs' death, Apple has somewhat struggled to make those breakthrough advancements in their devices. If we were to be serious, the iPhone 4S did not live up to the expectations that people had for it. Yes Siri is great technology but nothing that is extraordinary. The new iPad really only boasted a new screen and an improvement in the graphics department. Again, nothing that was outstanding about the device. It is as if all Apple is doing is just taking their old design and just updating it with new features. People complain when other manufacturers do that, and I think the same should go for Apple. Especially considering that Apple use to boast how innovative and out-of-the-box it was when Steve Jobs was still around. I honestly believe that if Apple does not come up with some innovative design or new technology to showcase in the iPhone 5, then Samsung or HTC or even Nokia will take over where Apple left off when Steve Jobs died. This year is especially important considering Android 4.0 devices (besides the Galaxy Nexus) are hitting the market and Microsoft will be introducing its own "make it or break it" Windows Phone 8 OS and devices as well.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 02:45

18. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You can't reinvent the wheel every year.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 05:51 2

20. PhoneLuver (Posts: 462; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


I completely agree with you! I like my iPhone. I didn't upgrade to the 4S because it simply wasn't worth it. If the iPhone 5 does not live up to expectations there a tons of other very appealing choices out there!

To be honest, I don't think I'll get a new iPad in it's current form. It's a good device for browsing the web, playing games etc, but it's not a productivity device. I'll probably move over to a Transforner device running Android/Ubuntu or Windows8. You need something with regular ports so you can connect a projector, Memory drive, external HDD or even a mouse.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 02:07 1

16. xfire99 (Posts: 401; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


It will be called iPhone 4GS, err i mean the New iPhone 4S..err..whatever...
It will start a new evolution on mobile era with all these new revolutionary innovated design by Apples engineer with all new hi-tech technology with it:
- New LTE
- New NFC
- New Face Unlock
- New Retina HD Display with High resolution 1280x720 with 350 PPI

But sorry all, it will still be 3,5" and coz Jobs said so.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 09:45 1

22. Virile (Posts: 38; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)


And thats the bottom line, Cause Steve Jobs said so!

*cues Stone Cold Steve Austin's music"

sorry i had too

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 13:00

40. wohooo (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


Hahaha nice 0ne Xd !!

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 02:31 1

17. jjjsong (Posts: 55; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


Thought it may be the "new iPhone"

Maybe the numbers end with Steve Jobs.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 10:06 1

23. JunitoNH (Posts: 832; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


My sources in Shenzhen, China, indicate that Verizon Wireless and AT&T are bringing back unlimited data with free (since you already paying for data-not free) tethering .

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 10:18

24. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Unlimited data ... don't know about that one.

Free tethering ... this is a no brainer.

The more you tether ... the more data you will use. Considering their current tiered plans .... then you will want to bump up tot he next higher plan ... because you are tethering now.

Of course ... free tether will only be available to those on tiered plans. Folks on grandfathered unlimited will need to pay for tethering to be activated.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 10:52 3

26. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


your sources were given false information. More and more companies are moving toward tiered data plans (with soon to be shared data plans for families)

i could only see them bring back unl data on Mobile broadband devices to compete with home internet...and thats about it, but even Homefusion (the new 4g lte to your house stuffs) isnt going to be unl

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 10:39

25. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


I'm actually looking forward to seeing the new iPhone. With all the crazy phones out this year, I'm very interested to see how iPhone is going to top them all. Personally, I think they're not going to have anything better than what's out right now, but we'd never know until we see it.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 10:58 2

28. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


i already know it wont have anything new to offer...when has apple EVER offered something innovative?

not an insult to you, but just food for thought

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 10:57 2

27. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


i dont look forward to the new iphone....at all. It might have great battery life if it takes on the size of lets say....a razr maxx? at it's current size it will have awful battery life in 4g

it will have outdated specs at launch date with nothing new to offer past windows or android phones and will still sell millions to morons demanding to have the "latest and greatest" and then pick an iphone

their builds are solid....their quality is garbage and their software is bunk (*inserts link of IOS crashing more than Android*)

if apple ACTUALLY made a superior product I would gladly sell it, this however is not the case. if only people stopped and realized that if you knew anything about computers this isnt an opinion war...it's a war on facts that get deluded to "opinions"

the new iphone will offer nothing that wont already be on a Windows or Android device.

their religion lives on

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 11:38 3

29. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You're very hateful towards Apple. What makes you so angry about what other people choose to do with heir money? iOS is way ahead of windows phone feature wise. Apple also has advantages over android.

So yes it is a preference. Just because you like android doesn't make it a fact that it's better than iOS.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 14:06 1

33. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


completely untrue...windows phone is way ahead of apple and they are hardly a factor in American smartphone sales. that is sad

i hate apple because they make a crappy product...I have gone thru computer science and have played with computers since i was a child. Apple is not a good computer nor is it better in anyway (MAYBE photo/video editing). Throw a cellphone into the mix and you just get all kinds of bad

what other people do with their money effects my job. Apple doesnt pay me for commission on sales.

Apple is nothing more than a lying marketing scheme directed to people who are too lazy or stupid to actually learn how to use a piece of technology

lastly Steve Jobs is an a$$hole

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 16:31

36. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


if Apple affects your job.. then side with Apple and make money.. dammm you are holding yourself back..dude.. choose beteen losing money or OS

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 22:25

37. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


it affects my job not by choice, but because they are a stingy company

i have to NOT sell an iphone to make profit

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 12:58

39. wohooo (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


I love this guy Xd !!

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 15:07

34. downphoenix (Posts: 2266; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


It may not be a true new model. Maybe a 4S with LTE and bigger battery. Or a 4S with bigger screen. Maybe even both. But I doubt its goign to have all new hardware and such in it.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 12:55

38. wohooo (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


The new iphone will be better than samsung twix s3 ooooooh did i say twix?? Im sorry i meant samsung galaxy s3 hahahahaha

If you are an apple fan thumbs up XD !!

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:20

41. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


now we're just splitting hairs. I dont feel Samsung makes an overall good product either (great specs, but horrible reception)

most samsungs come back to me with problems

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