Foxconn hires 100,000 workers for Apple iPhone 6 assembly?

Foxconn hires 100,000 workers for Apple iPhone 6 assembly?
A report out of Taiwan on Monday, says that contract manufacturer Foxconn has just set a company record by hiring 100,000 new employees at one time. What device has the kind of clout that could require a hiring of this size? Why, the Apple iPhone 6 of course. And it is not only Foxconn adding head count, thanks to the latest iteration of Apple's smartphone. Pegatron, the contract assembler that will be putting together 30% of iPhone 6 handsets, has just jacked its work force by 30% according to the same report.

Right now, work should be starting on the assembly line for the 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6. Later, the 5.5 inch Apple iPhone phablet should be rolling off the line. Interestingly, Foxconn hired 90,000 new workers last year to help them manufacture the Apple iPhone 5s.

Besides the Apple iPhone 6 and the phablet variant of the phone, the tech titan will most likely continue to produce a 4 inch model, which will be the entry-level handset in Apple's 2014-2015 line-up. 

source: UDN (translated) via SlashGear

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