Foxconn hiring more workers, could signal start of Apple iPhone 5S production
posted by Alan F. / Jul 09, 2013, 9:17 PM
At its peak in 2012, the Foxconn plant in Zhengzhou had 300,000 factory workers, a number that has since dwindled down to 210,000. The assembly lines usually are revved up at this time of the year in order to accommodate the next version of the iPhone. While one source called the model the Apple iPhone 6, we expect the next model to be called the Apple iPhone 5S with an updated processor, an improved camera and a longer lasting battery.
In China, there is speculation that the plant in Zhengzhou is working on a version of the Apple iPhone with a borderless screen and an aluminum and carbon fiber shell that would make the phone 40% lighter. Since late last year, we have seen leaked pictures alleged to be of the Apple iPhone 5S to pictures of a rumored low-cost version of the Apple iPhone expected for emerging markets. This model would have 8GB of storage, a lower-spec'd camera and processor, and be offered in a variety of colors.
source: Yicai (translated) via AppleInsider
- Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
- Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
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... could signal another mass suicide caused by the production of Apple products
posted on Jul 09, 2013, 10:45 PM 6
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Despite what the diagram shows, Apple will never release an "iPhone Light". They exclusively make premium products and will never release a budget phone.
posted on Jul 09, 2013, 10:59 PM 0
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An iPhone release was exciting...2 years ago. Their best days are over, and now they simply fail to impress.
posted on Jul 09, 2013, 11:04 PM 8
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You're right. It was imagination that I was still getting around $1200 for unlocked iPhones a month after the release of the 5. Nobody at all was paying $1k+ for all those iPhones on Ebay until after X-Mas.
posted on Jul 09, 2013, 11:18 PM 0
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I'm a huge Windowsphone fan,, but I can't wait to see what the "iPhone5s" has to offer.. I hope it has something new, and innovative this time around.. We need some serious motivation for other manufacturers to stay on their toes.. And, I think it's time iPhone fans got something really cool, and different to go with their newly refreshed OS.. The more competition the better for everyone.. Does anyone know when we can expect for it to be unveiled❔
posted on Jul 09, 2013, 11:53 PM 1
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