Did Foxconn receive orders for the Apple iPhone 5?

Did Foxconn receive orders for the Apple iPhone 5?
What would make the Foxconn plant in Taiyuan urgently seek 20,000 new workers? Could it be the new Totoro wrist watch? How about the Hello Kitty Lunch Box? Actually, the speculation is that Foxconn has received an order for the new Apple iPhone 5. Local news media says that the recruitment will be widely broadcast this week and twenty recruitment centers are being constructed for the occasion.

It is interesting that strikes are taking place in the same location, so it could be that the 20,000 new workers are coming in just to replace those on strike under the guise of a large order for the next-gen iPhone. When it comes to the strange going-ons in those factories, your best bet is to take these stories with the proverbial grain of salt.

This past week we have had some rumors relating to the Apple iPhone 5. Some are calling for the device to sport a much larger 4.6 inch Retina display in order to catch up with large screen Android models, while others expect very little, if any, change to the 3.5 inch screen size on the phone. LTE connectivity is a strong possibility on the next Apple iPhone. No matter what it finally looks like and offers, you can be sure that some of the production will be done at the Foxconn factory in Taiyuan.

source: SlashGear

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11 Comments

1. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Seems a bit early for iPhone 5 production

2. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

If anything it seems they are back on track this year for a 2nd quarter release.

3. bigboy029

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

Ya I wonder if they will chose to release the phone in june because people most likely to upgrade would be iphone 4 owners. The iphone 4 was released in the summer of 2010, so who knows?

9. J-LoTheGreat

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Yes and most likely it will be a 3.5" phone called the iPhone 4gLTE. All they will do is add the LTE chipset into the device and start pissing off a lot of people. Well seems they do that anyways.

11. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

the only ones piss are the haters.. and they always piss at Apple..

5. Doakie

Posts: 2456; Member since: May 06, 2009

It takes a few months to train up the replacements for all the previous iPhone assemblers who committed suicide. They're probably training them up for Tim Cooks next big deadline crunch. I sleep better at night knowing Apple doesn't get a single penny from me.

4. Doakie

Posts: 2456; Member since: May 06, 2009

Dude... iPhone 4S owners are going to be SO pissed if it comes out in June. They're so used to their one year of having the next big iThingy. Sucks for them. Lol. Even if they make the screen big enough for man hands to use it'll still be a dumbed down OS for the computer illiterate. So I'll still pass. Lol.

8. JeffdaBeat unregistered

They are going to be pissed no matter what. Thing is, most people with an iPhone would be just as ineligible for their upgrade in June as they would be in the fall. That's how contracts work...

6. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

I do work there and i don't seem to find any data regarding this news... Probably false...

7. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Did you notice the high railings on the roof of the foxconn buliding in the picture,i wonder what they're for? They are prob gonna need them if they put the grinder into overload under apples order for more phones

10. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Unless they have expanded their factory it would seem these are to replace the workers on strike. You can't hire 20,000 more workers if there is no extra space for them to work. That's a lot of people.

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