Anuradha ShettyJul 31, 2013 13:16:33 IST
The Hon Hai Precision Industry, known mostly by its trading name Foxconn, reportedly needs as many as 90,000 new workers at its plant to work on the upcoming Apple iPhone. Sources in Apple’s supply chain told Focus Taiwan that additional workers are needed at Foxconn's Shenzhen complex in Guangdong Province to fulfil the large orders coming from Apple for the new version of the iPhone.
Some of the other Hon Hai production plants in China where Apple products are put together include Zhengzhou in Henan Province, Taiyuan in Shanxi Province and Chengdu in Sichuan Province.
Lot of excitement surrounding upcoming iPhone!
We weren’t completely unfamiliar with this new development, since it had been reported earlier this month that Foxconn had begun the process of recruiting workers to work on this next-gen Apple smartphone. A report on China Business News had confirmed that a recruitment firm with a Hon Hai unit in Zhengzhou in the Henan Province had begun the hiring workers on a large-scale to work on the production of the upcoming Apple iPhone.
Interestingly, according to these latest reports, testing for the assembly of the upcoming iPhone has been completed and Foxconn is now set to move to the production phase. While Foxconn told the website that it does not discuss individual clients, it revealed that it normally makes changes to its workforce to meet demand, as and when the need arises.
There is considerable excitement surrounding the upcoming iPhone. Last month, a new set of pictures of the back of the iPhone 5S had emerged, showing a redesigned LED flash arrangement. The images were leaked on Weibo and are unlike the rounded housing for the flash in previous iPhones. Looks like Apple will be talking up the camera’s low-light ability when it is unveiled. Aside from giving users a brighter image, the dual-LED flash setup could also have been implemented to let users use the torch light feature without any reservations of overusing the flash. The iPhone 5S is expected to arrive in stores in late Q3 or early Q4 and rumours suggest that a low-cost iPhone will also be coming alongside. It will run the final version of the new iOS 7.
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