Rumor: 6th Generation Apple iPhone Now in Production

Apple’s 6th generation iPhone is, unquestionably, the most eagerly anticipated smartphone release of the coming months.

And the device may already be in production.

On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the next iPhone is now on the assembly lines of Asia. Further evidence to back up this report came early Wednesday morning outside of the Foxconn plant in Chengdu, China.

Foxconn, one of Apple’s biggest Asia-based manufacturing partners, has been bombarded with thousands of prospective job seekers. As it turns out, Foxconn is looking to massively expand its workforce – even if just temporarily – for the rumored reason that iPhone production will soon put an enormous strain on already over-burdened workers.

According to Chinese tech news site M.I.C. Gadget:

Heavy rains have battered Chengdu over the past few days, but this won’t stop young jobseekers lining up for Foxconn summer jobs at the Foxconn plant in Chengdu. Thousands of people were lining up, and they were armed with rain gear and umbrellas, standing out in the rain just for a chance to audition. More photos after the break.

Most mobile industry analysts and market watchers believe that the 6th generation iPhone will deliver a bigger screen, 4G LTE capability, and NFC technology when it debuts in or around October of this year.