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Foxconn says that 3,000 to 4,000 workers building iPhones did not stop work yesterday.
Buyers of the new phone may have to wait a while to get it as Apple supplier Foxconn struggles to ramp up production, says the Wall Street Journal.
The Taiwan-based company wants to bring in more engineers and other professionals. The move isn't to help Apple but rather to help itself.
A China Business News story says Foxconn has begun large-scale recruitment of workers for the "iPhone 6."
The Apple supplier has added around 10,000 more people since late March in anticipation of the next iPhone, says the Wall Street Journal.
The manufacturer tells CNET it has slowed down its hiring due to a high rate of employee return after the Chinese New Year. The Financial Times says Foxconn has actually frozen recruitment due to slowing demand for the iPhone 5.
Apple's chief manufacturing partner, Foxconn, is once again said to be at work on test production of an Apple TV set.
A new investigative report that went inside one of Foxconn's busiest factories claims there are still major issues with working conditions.
From the iPad Mini to big labor issues in China, 2012 was not a slow one for Apple. CNET spotlights five of the biggest happenings for the year.
Following a rash of suicides and criticism of factory working conditions, the Taiwanese hardware maker announced the move last year, saying it was designed to improve efficiency and combat rising labor costs.