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Foxconn Allegedly Hiring 18,000 New Employees for June iPhone 5 Launch

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A Foxconn recruiter recently said the company is hiring 18,000 new workers in an effort to prepare for a possible June launch of the new iPhone, Japanese news site TV-Tokyo reported on Tuesday. Obviously we’re always skeptical when it comes to rumors about Apple’s latest products — and we’re going off of a Google translation — but the report does line up with an earlier story from China News that suggested Foxconn needs an additional 20,000 workers in order to build and ship Apple’s new iPhone in time.

The latest rumors from iMore have suggested that Apple’s new iPhone will offer the same size 3.5-inch Retina display that’s found on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, a new micro dock connector and support for Verizon and AT&T’s 4G LTE networks. However, iMore said Apple isn’t planning to release the phone until this fall. Who’s right? We’re not sure, but we’re definitely excited. Oh, and it’s still unclear whether Apple will call the device the iPhone 5 or whether it will follow its naming procedure for the latest iPad and simply call it the “new iPhone.”

[via TechCrunch]

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...