Foxconn Worker Increase Points to iPhone 5S Arrival

iPhone 5S on its way, labor hire increases

Jul 11 2013, 8:54am CDT | by

Foxconn Worker Increase Points to iPhone 5S Arrival
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It’s that time again, when iOS fans and lovers everywhere get excited about the next Apple iPhone that will grip our hearts – and our wallets. It is no secret that Apple plans a major press event each year in September; with two months to go before the big announcement, it makes sense that Apple would start preparing for the coming iPhone 5S demand. One of the most likely debates in the next two months will concern the nomenclature of the new iPhone: will it be called the iPhone 5S or the iPhone 6

 

Foxconn, the company responsible for much of Apple’s iPhone production over the last few years, has increased its hiring numbers and has been actively seeking new workers for production jobs. The reason? Many believe that the iPhone 5S is soon to arrive this Fall. 

 

The other reason as to why Foxconn has increased labor hires concerns the fact that Apple asked Foxconn to hire more workers earlier this Spring, at Foxconn’s Zhengzhou factory. The Zhengzhou factory is the factory where only the iPhone is manufactured – again suggesting that iPhone 5S production is the goal at hand.

 

Foxconn’s (Hon Hai) increased labor force is one trend that increases before the arrival of a new Apple product. The other major factor that occurs when Apple is crafting a new product is the lowered production of the current product. 

 

This explains the reason why we’ve heard so much about the slowed production of iPhone 5s (not to be confused with iPhone 5S) in recent weeks. Since Apple’s products are in high demand, Foxconn has to recruit large numbers of factory workers to get the mass number of iDevices developed in time. 

 

It also makes sense that Apple would reduce production numbers for the current iPhone 5 and iPad 4, since it is not financially wise to exhaust company profit on the current model when spending money to produce the newer model iPhone and iPad. 

 

Not only has Apple asked Foxconn to increase its workforce; partner Pegatron has increased its workforce by 40%, thanks to the encouragement of our favorite fruit company. According to recent rumors, Pegatron will become the producer of Apple’s new budget iPhone (according to the Wall Street Journal). Sharp, a producer of Apple displays, increased its workforce at one of its Kameyama plants in Japan just last month. 

 

While iPhone production has increased, rumors have remained relatively the same. We know that the iPhone 5S (if it is so named) will feature the same 4-inch display of the iPhone 5, and will feature a fingerprint sensor under the home button – which Apple may change to a black “Apple” this time instead of the usual circle with a square at its center. 

 

Of course, Apple will use aluminum metal to produce the iPhone 5S, as it did with the iPhone 5, and will feature Gorilla Glass 3 for its LCD (liquid crystal) screens. There was a rumor or two that suggested Apple may go with sapphire glass (since it seems to be stronger than Gorilla Glass), but Apple quickly abandoned the use of the material due to its fragility. 

 

Other rumors include a 13-megapixel Sony Exmor Camera with dual LED flash, some changes to the internal arrangement (likely due to the inclusion of the fingerprint sensor), as well as the inclusion of slow-motion video capabilities in the iPhone 5S camera. 

For those of you who want to see some photos of recent leaks, check out our iPhone gallery above. 

 
 

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/22" rel="author">Deidre Richardson</a>
Deidre Richardson is a long-time Apple fan and reports passionate about the latest Apple news and rumors.

 

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