Now that the new iPad is available for consumers, Foxconn has started hiring employees to build the next iPhone. According to latest reports, Foxconn is short 20,000 pairs of hands to handle Apple’s production demands for the next generation iPhone (also known as iPhone 5 among Apple fanboys and rumormongers).
This year alone, Foxconn has held more than 20 job fairs in order to churn out the supposed 57 million iPhone 5 units demanded by Apple.
There have been various rumors about the iPhone 5, including that it will have LTE, keep the smallish screen size, and have a new micro-dock connector. A counter-rumor also predicts bigger display. However, everything is up for conjecture for now, including crazy pseudo-textured touch-screens. At the rate Apple’s going, it is expected that the next iPhone will do well, but one can hope that it will at least have a slightly different form factor as many iPhone users are looking at the same iPhone casing for nearly two years no. Thus, some users expect at least a little bit of cosmetic changes, if only for variety.
As far as the Foxconn employment surge goes, rumor has it that those signing on will enjoy the recent pay increase. Documentary by Nightline has shown what type of facilities does Foxconn provides to its employees. One can expect nice perks for new employees.