Foxconn Hiring Record 100,000 New Employees for iPhone 6 Production as Pegatron Also Staffs Up

Apple's manufacturing partners are gearing up for the launch of new iOS devices later this year, with primary partner Foxconn bringing on 100,000 new workers to help assemble the iPhone 6, reports Taiwan's Economic Daily News [Google Translate] as picked up by Reuters.

Hon Hai Precision Industry will recruit over 100,000 people in mainland China to produce the newest iPhone from Apple Inc, Taiwan's Economic Daily News said, in what the report called the firm's largest single hiring spree in China.

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Supposed front panel and manufacturing mold for larger iPhone 6

Pegatron is reportedly also involved in iPhone 6 production, with early reports on Pegatron's production share ranging from 15% to 50%, but today's report and other recent ones have put Pegatron's share at closer to 30%. According to today's report, Pegatron is boosting its workforce by 30% to support production of the next iPhone. The company made a similar hiring surge last year in support of its role as the primary assembler for the iPhone 5c.

The timing of these hiring surges is about right for the rumored iPhone 6 schedule, with production reportedly set to ramp up next month ahead of a launch around the usual September timeframe. Most of the iPhone 6 attention has focused on a rumored 4.7-inch model that is expected to represent the bulk of sale, but Apple is said to also be working on an even larger 5.5-inch model that may launch alongside or in the months following the debut of the 4.7-inch model.

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Tubamajuba Avatar
130 months ago
I remmende this forum going bonkers ober the fact that a competing brand was bringing out larger screen size phones and that they would NEVER want a large iPhone, because glorious Steve said 4" was big enough. And they rest of the world was stupid, and that they never wanted a bigger iPhone because it was stupid and Steve said so.

And here we have. And I bet a larger screen size will be seen as innovative :p.

Just as innovative as your comment, which was posted in every single thread related to the iPhone 5 two years ago, and now all over again with the iPhone 6.

Oh, and if you're going to play fanboy cop, at least get it right- Steve thought 3.5" was the perfect size.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
luckydcxx Avatar
130 months ago
i flinch every time i see those fingernails. :eek:
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sethlution Avatar
130 months ago
I flinch a little every time I see that huge bezel at the top. I mean sure the bottom part is necessary to accommodate touch ID, but why keep that huge area at the top? just for symmetry? :confused:
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pakaku Avatar
130 months ago
I flinch a little every time I see that huge bezel at the top. I mean sure the bottom part is necessary to accommodate touch ID, but why keep that huge area at the top? just for symmetry? :confused:
For symmetry. You can hold your iPhone left or right and the screen will always be in the exact same area relative to your thumbs.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Eduardo1971 Avatar
130 months ago
100,000 potential new leak sources!
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I remmende this forum going bonkers ober the fact that a competing brand was bringing out larger screen size phones and that they would NEVER want a large iPhone, because glorious Steve said 4" was big enough. And they rest of the world was stupid, and that they never wanted a bigger iPhone because it was stupid and Steve said so.

And here we have. And I bet a larger screen size will be seen as innovative :p.

Three forum members (so far) have given this reply 'up' votes?

My head hurt reading this person's reply.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
furi0usbee Avatar
130 months ago
i flinch every time i see those fingernails. :eek:

And 100-1 those are some guy's nails. For some reason, all men who take pictures with Apple products have very long nails. Don't know why.
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