Ten thousand workers can’t be wrong, can they?
Further indication that Apple is to ship two new versions of its iPhone next month [September 2013] has come from the Wall Street Journal, which claims that Hon Hai is already involved in assembling both new high, and low end devices.
Hitherto, Apple hasn’t announced different iPhone models at the same time, but if the latest reports are true it could be a sign of just how keen the Cupertino giant is to rekindle enthusiasm for its smartphones which are now eclipsed by handsets from the likes of Samsung.
Back in April it was suggested that Hon Hai, owned by Taiwan’s Foxconn, was recruiting more workers at its Chinese assembly plants to make the new iPhones, but as ever Apple has kept tight lipped about its plans.
Some 10,000 workers are thought to have been added to Hon Hai’s payroll in Zhengzhou, its major production facility for iPhones.
Apart from the latest Wall Street Journal report, other sources suggest the new iPhones will debut on September 10th, in time for the Xmas rush.
In the past new iPhones have become available about a week and a half after their unveiling.
Meanwhile Samsung, too, is planning an event on September 4th when it is expected to unveil new large-screen ‘Galaxy Note’ phablet and a smartwatch called ‘Galaxy Gear’, according to sources close to the company.