Foxconn staffer lets slip iPhone 5 ship date
Hiring thousands of workers to assemble handsets
iPhone 5 rumours picked up a couple of notches today after a Foxconn recruiter let slip that the manufacturer is hiring staff for the next-gen Apple phone's production.
A human resources worker from Foxconn's Taiyuan, Shanxi Province plant said the company is hiring 18,000 workers for the fifth-generation iPhone, the World Business Satellite channel on TV Tokyo reports by way of local fansite Macotakara.
The recruiter may not have the full gen on iPhone production at the company, but it didn't stop him allegedly revealing Apple's plans for a launch this June.
The news correlates to analysts' iPhone 5 predictions made in February.
Of course, as with the predictable flurry of next-gen iThingy rumours, we'll take this one with a pinch of salt.
Other recent whispers suggest the iPhone 5 will feature a 4.6in display. We'll let you know more on what Cupertino may or may not have up its sleeve as and when. ®
Did the really ask that to the guard manning the entrance gate? ... And published an article based on the answer?
What's next in journalism? News based on Ouija board seances? Tasseography?
lets hope it looks better the previous iOS's. iPhone looks tired thats it's physical design and its OS.
Mind you, the mindless will buy it even if it were a turd!
Only in the US, tea making in other parts of the world may be available "at a later date".
This will lead to at lease two lawsuits:
1) Someone in America will be unable to get it to make tea some of the time and issue a lawsuit for false advertising.
2) Someone outside of America will view the American adverts online and issue a lawsuit for false advertising, even though it is not an advertised feature in their country.
When these stories are aired in El Reg there will be a huge number of comments hoping that Apple lose both lawsuits badly and are put out of business, presumably this will make the world a better place somehow.