iPhone 6 mockup (Space Gray 002)

As the iPhone 6 enters production over the next few months, a new report claims that Apple manufacturing partners Foxconn and Pegatron are in the process of recruiting new employees from mainland China. Foxconn in particular is said to be hiring a record-breaking 100,000 employees to help assemble the smartphone, which could be released in both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models… 

If the Economic Daily News report (via Reuters) proves true, it would mark the largest single hiring spree that Foxconn has ever had. Pegatron will also be expanding its workforce by at least 30 percent in one mainland factory, also coinciding with high demand for the iPhone 6. Foxconn will reportedly manufacture 70 percent of the new iPhones, while Pegatron is tasked with producing the remaining 30 percent.

Foxconn and Pegatron hiring additional employees this month fits within the timeline of the iPhone 6 being released in September. The next-generation smartphone could have a resolution of 2,560-by-1,440 pixels, NFC and wireless charging, a larger and thinner chassis, software-based image stabilization, a relocated power button and more. The handset should run iOS 8 out of the box.

Are you getting excited for the iPhone 6?

  • Lordrootman

    Can’t wait for 5.5″

    • Joe Rossignol

      I can’t wait for a 4.7-inch iPhone if these rumors prove true. I’ve been in love with that screen size ever since laying my hands on the original HTC One. A larger screen and NFC (at last) would be enough for me to upgrade from my iPhone 5. Hopefully there are a lot of other new features.

      • Tony

        The one phone I would give my unlimited for would be the htc one. Love the size and feel of the device. If apple is able to get the iphone 6 to match that size.. I’ll take either the 4.7 or 5.5. Either way I’ll be upgrading my 5s simply for the bigger screen, just waiting to see what size would be better for me.

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        Yeah, go ahead and upgrade your 5s for a larger phone. Then when you drop it or you try and hold it with one hand during a call, you’ll regret getting a phone with a much more fragile display.

      • Antzboogie

        It’s not like that.

      • Eni

        why so, you can’t controlle your hands? i never droped a phone during a call or something like that, i had big screens and smoller ones. you have to take care about ur phone it doesent matter the screen size

      • Tony

        lol I wouldn’t drop my phone. Never have and never will, I’m way to careful with my devices. From screen protectors to bulky cases just to make sure if at some point I were to accidentally drop it.. no damage would occur. I love technology to much to leave things to chance, I double up on everything.

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        I’m sorry, I’ve heard that a thousand times “Oh, I’ll take care of it!” Or “it’s in a case and in safe hands” and sure enough those people always do something stupid that makes the screen crack regardless of how careful one can be. Even if it was in a survivor case there’s always that small possibility of something going wrong, especially with the larger displays.

        I just find that the bigger the screen, the more careful you have to be and even putting it in your pocket is bad as well as having it clipped to the side of your belt let alone being in a bag or a purse. They’re built not to last so repair companies can make more money.

        And being in a call with a device where your fingers just barely grip the edge, just seems ridiculous. I know everyone loves the big displays but seriously, it’s getting to the point where you will start to hold an iPad mini to your head and having to use 2 hands. Think about it, what if you bump into someone/something or the phones wet and slips out of grip.

      • デリック

        Considering I have never broken or damaged an iPhone since owning the iPhone 4 through the iPhone 5, I have to say it’s possible for people not to drop and break their phones.

      • Joseph Alejandro

        How can you say that they build not to last? I mean, they have gorilla glass, they have more aluminum than glass unlike the iPhone 4 and 4s and I cant talk about the 5 or 5s because I don’t own them but my father and he has let it fall a couple of time and it only has small scratches. And I can say that the HTC One m7 is really built to last because I own one and it has gone trough hell with me (yeah I know I should be more careful with it) but still even though it has many scratches and dents and has even fallen in my sink it still works perfectly. So how could you say that today’s phones aren’t built to last? I’m just curious and want to know your opinion. And in my English writing skills defense, well its not the greatest cuz its not my native language but Im getting better every day 🙂

  • Rook HD

    still thinking about getting the 4.7 or 5.5. I’d prefer the smaller one but the big one is great if it has extra battery juice. If both are all exactly the same but the size, I’d buy the 4.7

    • Joe Rossignol

      I still think a 5.5-inch smartphone is unnecessarily large.

      • Eni

        i actually will buy the 4,7 if the final version doesent have that back plate like in the rumors

    • Elias Chao

      Same here! Big phones are awesome, but I still prefer a smaller one, 4.7″ is enough for most of actual iPhone owners.

  • David Gitman

    4.7 is the best size for a phone

  • Vighnesh Manick

    I definitely will be upgrading when this comes out

  • leart

    Yes

  • Jamessmooth

    Yes! Love this time of year. My gut tells me to go with the 4.7″, but my heart says 5.5″. Gonna be tough to swallow if it’s BIGGER then the Note 3, though…

    • Creepa07

      dont put in in your mouth then 🙂 lol

      • Jamessmooth

        Hahahaha.

    • White Michael Jackson

      that’s what she said

      • Joseph Alejandro

        And that’s coming from the White Michael Jackson. hahaha

  • Kenneth Lin

    I really hope there’ll be a 4 inch version.

    • Eni

      stay with the 5s then

  • onesimpleclik

    These ‘leaked’ phone’s are pretty boring.

    • felixtaf

      The same leaked phone will be released in few months with same design and it will be awesome 😉 [You know what I mean!].
      The back does look ugly. I think, this year i have to give iCarbons a try!

  • Ethan Humphrey

    Great! Now I can get hired to see what it will look like and right after quit!

    • Kurt

      Why not just be a lawyer for the mobile companies? My friend is and he knows all the specs about the iPhones 6 months prior! (As well as other phones)

      • Ethan Humphrey

        thats cool, but i just meant it as a joke 😀

    • @dongiuj

      Foxconn won’t let you quit. Once they have you, your soul belongs to them.

  • @dongiuj

    Don’t do it! Finish school first!

  • Jason Baroni

    I am excited. This year Apple is gonna take all my money with all the new products.

  • diggitydang

    Is it just me or did this site get hacked with ads EVERYWHERE now??? I get re-directed to ad pages, popups and warning messages from the browser all of a sudden… WTF????

    • Brian 

      Sounds like you caught a virus, buddy. Lol

      • diggitydang

        Thanks for the “LOL” support… this is crappy!

    • diggitydang

      Just re-installed Chrome and reset Firefox – back in business…