Foxconn HR says new iPhone to launch in October

Foxconn HR says new iPhone to launch in October
If you can’t get the information from Apple, why not try Foxconn? Apparantly, that’s the right tactic to get the release date of the new iPhone. And this time, a Foxconn HR says it’s October.

"We just got the order. It [the release] will be around October," the head of human resources at Foxconn's Taiyuan factory said for South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper.

To back up the rumor, comes a massive head-hunt apparently going on in Taiyuan. Another media outlet, The Maeil Business Newspaper, phoned the local Foxconn factory that’s said to have been contracted for the new iPhone and it confirmed that it’s hiring big.

"Yes, it's true we are hiring a large number of workers," the human resource manager said.

Disappointing for those who’d already marked the summer as a “break the piggy bank day,” but just in line with the release of the 2011 iPhone. Of course, this kind of rumors may or may not be based on reality, so take them with the grain of salt usual for Apple.

source: Livedoor via Kotaku

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36 Comments

1. joeymk

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

In October i will buy Windows Phone 8

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ill be checkin out Windows 8 tablets from my SGS3 in october. Apple better bring some heat with the i5 and seriously change things up or they are going to start to be in some real trouble, especially if the ipad3 sales are a future indicator.

27. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

iPad 3 sold a record 3 million in one weekend. It's sales are great no matter how much you wish it to not be so.

29. tuminatr

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

yea and here is the story of a guy who sold 1.5 million pet rocks. Just because it sell alot does not make it a good product. I am not directly ripping on apples products hell I own a IPhone, just that they are very overhyped http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_Rock ps my personal phone is the motorola Photon and i prefer it to the Iphone just more useable with 4g and the browser is much better on the droid

34. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

sales are not a direct correlation to quality. are we always going to have the same arguements over and over, troll?

37. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

True that's only part of the equation. You have to consider price point. Android gets market share by selling cheap junk. Customer satisfaction where Apple leads by a mile. How likely a customer is to switch? Again iPhone customers are least likely to change OS. iPhone leads in every single way you look at it. All the data points to the fact it's the best phone on the market overall.

3. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Wow, apple's falling behind so fast.... Even WP7, the newest OS, has LTE offerings, and only AT&T's iphone gets 4G (HSPA+, and maximum 14.4 Mbps, just faster than 3G) whereas the other carriers only get their much slower 3G speeds... Unless this new phone comes with a significant OS update/refresh and a much better body (with the requisite larger screen) I see apple continuing to lose market share. Few will want new 2 year contracts for a device not using technology newer than early 2011...

4. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

The galaxy s3 Will have a firm strangle hold of the market by then so apple could be slipping up. That saying every ifan is going to buy it even if it ends up being nothing more than an iphone 4$$ as its a new apple product.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

honestly, i think in the next 12 months apple will lose their last major fanboy arguing point. sales leader. I think the SGS3 or some unnamed mega device is going to beat apple in sales. Android already has more than double the worldwide market, so its not exactly out of the realm of possibilities. Anyone wanna bet me? :)

6. Archan_Pe

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

LOL saving some money for the padfone.. .. but my ifan siblings and mother might buy it -_-

10. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

O nooooo dont!!...... Take control. Chill...

14. Archan_Pe

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Yah I will xD... not planning to buy it... lol all my siblings, there wifes and boyfriends... my mom and dad use the iphone.. im the only one using the N9 xD... the outcast of the family lol

7. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

WTF is up with Apple! I don't know if I'm the only one who notice but everytime MS has some major release date set, Apple crashes the party. First the iPad 2 and now the iphag, oops phone! Do I smell fear?

24. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

I don't smell fear, I smell immaturity. Reported your comment.

25. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

It feels good to vent about BS like Apple is doing, which is immature. I should vent about foxconn too! s**t Apple has enough money to bail the US government out of debt yet their employees get treated like s**t. Dumbazz like you support bullcrap. You don't see JoBs and his Apple cohorts give money to charity or anything like bill gates. Talking bout it makes me mad even more!

26. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

I'm not talking about your venting, I'm talking about your little "iphag" comments I've seen a few times, THAT is immature.

31. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Suitable name.

9. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Does anyone know if the "New" iPhone will have LTE; iMean iWiFi; iMean 3.5 G; iMean HSPA+; iMean 2G (in fine print); iDon't know what iMean.... iGuess we'll have to wait for the fine print.

17. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

lol, the 4S apparently already has 4G, or at least that's what the status bar says since Apple replaced the 3G with 4G.

20. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

It's just an iLlusiOn on that status bar; like when it says that there's actual network coverage. 'It's just an iLlusiOn' .... (you are getting sleepy, very sleepy, you will buy the next iDud no matter what, you will name your first born Steve Jobs, if it's a girl you will name her Stevolia Givens Jobs, you are getting sleepy, sleepy, sle......)

11. tluv00

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 18, 2007

Shouldn't FOXCONN HR be worried about employee safety, compensation, morale etc. and not leaking launch information from their biggest client?

16. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

They don't give a dam perhap's.... but smart thinking!

12. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

The next iPhone may or may not be a revolutionary device. But I will bet everything I own that it will still dominate. I've heard the haters on these forms plug one Android model after the next claiming that when it gets released it will the best thing since toilet paper..... It won’t.. .it will never sell better than the iPhone regardless of spec. The average person can care less about specs. It’s all about popularity and design. Apple's Marketing team is a genius at selling their products. Android fans can argue specs all they want. After WP8 comes out Android will eventually become a thing of the past. I say this because developers are already tired of creating apps for this OS. In my opinion WP8 will never gain the popularity of the iOS with the iPhone resulting is Apple remaining the top smartphone and tablet producer.

18. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Dave I think you'r mind body and soul is in the REMINISENT......

22. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"It’s all about popularity and design. Apple's Marketing team is a genius at selling their products." - Exactly, but that doesn't make iPhone a really good device... "Apple's Marketing team is a genius at selling their products." - And they prove how weak the human mind can be talking about their clients...

28. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You're a troll. If the iPhone wasn't a great phone it would not sell so well and would not have record high customer satisfaction ratings.

32. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

That's because they buy a brand, not a device.

33. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Once you buy it you still have to use the phone. If people didn't like it they wouldn't keep buying it.

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

by that Android is 2x the quality of iOS since it has 2x the marketshare and GROWING its lead on iOS. Android is selling well no matter how much u want to think its not. lolz. bad troll... sit troll... stay troll.

36. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Name one Android phone that does better then the iPhone... Stop lumping 100 phones together as if they are only one.

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