Mass production of a 4.7-inch successor to the
wildly popular iPhone 5 series of smartphones will begin during
the third week of July, Taiwan's Economic Daily News said,
without citing sources. Production of a 5.5-inch version will
begin during the second week of August, it said.
A separate report issued Thursday by a China state-run news
service said Hon Hai is planning to hire 100,000 workers at its
mainland facilities to meet future demand for the gadget, citing
comments made by the chief of the Henan Provincial Commerce
Fellow Taiwanese contract manufacturer Pegatron Corp this month
also began recruitment of over 10,000 workers for its mainland
facilities to manufacture the phone, according to the Economic
Daily News report.
Hon Hai had no comment on the report. Representatives for
Pegatron and the Henan Provincial Commerce Department could not
immediately be reached for comment.
(Reporting by Michael Gold; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)
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