Taiwan’s Economic Daily News reports that Apple’s iPhone 6 is about to enter what the publication refers to as “mass production.”
For that reason, Apple’s longtime manufacturing partner, Foxconn, is believed to be in the process of recruiting and hiring thousands of new employees to facilitate July’s production of Apple’s next-gen iPhone.
And we’re talking about a hiring boom of epic proportions.
“Knowledgeable sources within Apple’s Asian supply chain indicate that a new 4.7-inch screen version of the iPhone 6 will drop in September,” writes Scott Parkhouse of NativeMobile on Tuesday morning. “Consequently, Apple’s iPhone 6 will require an almost herculean production effort by Foxconn. In fact, Foxconn is poised to hire an additional 100,000 laborers ahead of the start of production.”
Although Pegatron is believed to have won a 30% production share of iPhone 6 orders, Foxconn will once again be the primary producer of Apple’s refreshed smartphone.
Current projections shared by NativeMobile, citing industry-wide sources, call for Apple to produce at least 80 million iPhone 6 handsets before the ball drops at midnight to welcome 2015.
As usual, Apple does not comment on rumors and will not confirm or deny the July start of iPhone 6 production.