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 Apple’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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