iPhone 6 production tipped to begin later this month, Foxconn to hire 100,000 workers to meet demand

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: July 17, 2014

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A recent rumor suggested that Apple is planning to introduce the iPhone 6 sometime in September, and today another pair of reports have surfaced that appear to back that claim up.

According to Taiwanese publication Economic Daily News, Hon Hai/Foxconn will begin mass production of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 during the third week of July. Production of the larger 5.5-inch model is expected to get underway during the second week of August.

In order to help meet Appleā€™s production demands, Foxconn will hire 100,000 workers to ensure that it can manufacture enough iPhone 6 units to meet future demand.

Apple is rumored to be prepping two differently sized versions of the iPhone 6, both of which are significantly larger than the 4-inch iPhone 5s. Recent rumors have also suggested that Apple could include a larger battery and upgraded camera in the iPhone 6. Also expected to make the iPhone 6 cut is an upgraded processor and a new design with curved edges.

Are you considering picking up an iPhone 6 later this year? If so, which model do you have your eye on?

Via Reuters, Economic Daily News

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