Foxconn hiring more workers, could signal start of Apple iPhone 5S production

Foxconn hiring more workers, could signal start of Apple iPhone 5S production
A published report in China on Tuesday says that Foxconn's recruiters have started making "large-scale hires" at the plant in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. These new workers are gaining employment in order to start running the assembly lines needed to mass produce what is called the "Apple iPhone 6". The word from those familiar with Foxconn's plans is that the factory has already started churning out the next iteration of Apple's iconic smartphone.

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

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14 Comments

1. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

next icrap is coming brace youselves

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lets go Foxconn, get this puppy ready. Me, and the mrs want our 128 gig white AT&T's pronto. Ios7 should be pretty sweet. Lots of wedding pics with the new camera and filters.

3. dangchitrung

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

... could signal another mass suicide caused by the production of Apple products

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Shhhhhhhhh haters be silent.

11. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

and news of kids selling their kidneys following up months later

14. Caralho

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Like iUsers care...

5. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Despite what the diagram shows, Apple will never release an "iPhone Light". They exclusively make premium products and will never release a budget phone.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Never know

12. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Never say never. Once upon a time, Apple said that a tablet having less than 9.7 inches is too small (and apple's fans believe it to be true) but look where we are today.

6. Leica_Shooter

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

An iPhone release was exciting...2 years ago. Their best days are over, and now they simply fail to impress.

8. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

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.

9. Newton

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

Now the leaks will come out much faster.

10. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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 unveiledâť”

13. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

hmm iphoneapocalypse

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