Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 offering has been one of the major talking points, as faras rumors and leaks related to smartphones this year are concerned. And the latest one to join that ever-growing list claims that the next iPhone might go into production as early as July this year.
Going by a report that surfaced on Monday, Apple's partner manufacturer Foxconn is supposedly set to hire some 100,000 people in order to push through the July production of the next-generation iPhone.
Citing sources familiar with Apple's supply chain, Taiwan's Economic Daily News reported that Foxconn's 100,000-person hiring scheme will result in a 10 percent boost to the company's iPhone workforce. And this is compared to past productions related to the previous iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s.
Moreover, to matters even more interesting, it has also been said that secondary supplier Pegatron is preparing to increase recruitment efforts after receiving 30 percent share of orders.
So together with Pegatron, as Apple Insider writes, "manufacturing of Apple's iPhone 6 is set to drive the largest job creation boom mainland China has seen in recent memory, the people said."
As far as Pegatron itself is concerned, the report also claims that the supplier will handle some 30 percent of orders ( maintaining consistentcy with recent rumors). "It is unknown if the share is representative of a specific iPhone 6 version or the lineup as a whole."