Foxconn recruiter: We're 'hiring' for June release of iPhone 5
The latest iPhone 5 report quotes a Foxconn recruiting official saying that the company needs to hire 18,000 people to make the iPhone 5.
A Foxconn recruiting office is telling potential hires that the iPhone 5 is expected to go on sale in June, according to a Japanese broadcaster.
"Because it seems it will go on sale in June," the recruiter says in response to a question about the iPhone 5, according to a Japanese translation of the original Chinese. (That conversation starts around the 7:10 mark.)
This wouldn't be the first time that a report points to a summer release of the next iPhone. A Januaryhinted at a summer release and a subsequent cited an analyst at Daiwa Securities.
The TV Tokyo broadcast was a broader report about Japan Display, a company formed by the merger of the display businesses of Hitachi, Sony, and Toshiba. Japan's once-dominant flat-panel industry has been reeling from stiff competition from Korean and Chinese display manufacturers.
Google Translation of a summary of the TV Tokyo broadcast here.