Now hiring! Foxconn needs 100,000 bodies for Apple iPhone 6 production

Now hiring! Foxconn needs 100,000 bodies for Apple iPhone 6 productionFoxconn is an increasingly busy bee. Not content with the Amazon Fire Phone contract, it’ll shortly turn its attention to putting the iPhone 6 together for California’s Apple.

As such, the manufacturer is supposedly bringing in a ridiculous 100,000 new workers, a number so stupidly high I, er, don’t know how to finish this sentence.

That’s the good word from Chinese-language publication UDN, with the headline: “iPhone 6 to start up the goods and the gigantic Foxconn Jobs” (thanks for that translation, Google Chrome).

While bringing in additional staff in anticipation of a new iPhone launch is nothing new, the 100,000 figure marks a record for Foxconn.

Unsurprisingly, fellow iPhone manufacturer Pegatron will bring in new staff, too, though nowhere near Foxconn’s intake, the latter handling the majority of iPhone 6 production – as much as 70%, we’re told.

For what it’s worth, the iPhone 6 will supposedly go into mass production in July, though it’ll likely be September before it launches, and closer to October by the time it goes on sale.

It’s widely accepted that the iPhone 6 will come with a 4.7in display, though the rumoured 5.5in model seems increasingly uncertain. Some say it’ll launch later, some say not at all, while others suggest it’ll simply arrive in limited quantities.

Full story in, er, about three months’ time.

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 23, 2014 at 18:19

That is one disturbing image.


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