Foxconn has begun recruiting workers for a next-gen iPhone, a Chinese-language report claimed Tuesday.
A recruitment firm that works with a Hon Hai (aka Foxconn) plant in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, has begun large-scale recruitment of workers for production of Apple's next-gen phone, according to a report in China Business News.
Though the report refers to the product as the "iPhone 6," this appears to be guesswork, as there is no indication of a model number confirmation from Foxconn.
A source at the plant noted that Hon Hai currently has 210,000 workers, compared to a peak of 300,000 in 2012, according to an English-language summary provided by BrightWire News.
There are speculative references in the CBN article to a product -- possibly different from the one going into production -- with a "borderless" design, aluminum and carbon fiber shell, and chassis weight 40 percent less than the iPhone 5.
The iPhone 5S, with a physical design similar to the iPhone 5, is expected in the fall timeframe. Presumably, a more radically redesigned iPhone 6 would follow the 5S.