Foxconn employee says Apple placing orders for next iPhone to debut in October



  • Reply 21 of 26
    alexmitalexmit Posts: 112member
    Originally Posted by I am a Zither Zather Zuzz View Post

    That makes no sense at all. No even as hyperbole.

    If you think about it for a second it does. It's not just Foxconn and Apple... Nearly everything on the market has touched the hands of Chinese labor. No hyperbole in that.
  • Reply 22 of 26
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 24,388member
    Originally Posted by ecs View Post

    Considering the leak is from the head of human resources (ie: somebody with executive responsabilites) and taking into account that it isn't an "average" leak, but a leak to the press, if this was true and I was Apple, the article would read "Foxconn, the former..."

    ...unless Apple approved the rumor. They have the most controlled release of information that I've seen outside of politics. I don't think a whole lot gets "leaked" without Apple's OK or involvement.
  • Reply 23 of 26
    satcomersatcomer Posts: 130member
    I said it before and I will say it now. Apple is replacing the old iPod announcements in the Fall for the iPhone announcements. It is so obvious now it isn't even funny.
  • Reply 24 of 26
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

    The head of human resources at one Foxconn factory claims that Apple has recently placed an order for its sixth-generation iPhone, and that the device is on schedule to launch in October of 2012.

    The official from Foxconn's Taiyuan factory allegedly gave the info and date to South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper. The original article was translated on Monday by Kotaku.

    "We just got the order," the Foxconn human resources head reportedly told the newspaper. "[The release] will be around October."

    The paper spoke with the head of human resources because Foxconn's Taiyuan factory has posted many hiring notices of late. The employee confirmed that the factory has been hiring a large number of employees lately as it gears up to assemble Apple's next iPhone.

    Rumors have generally pointed toward a fall 2012 launch of the next iPhone, placing it one year after the debut of the iPhone 4S. Last year's iPhone 4S launch was unique because Apple, in years past, had launched new models in the months of June or July.

    One report from February claimed that Apple plans to continue to release new iPhone models in the fall for the foreseeable future. Last year's iPhone launch essentially took the place of Apple's annual fall iPod event, but the iPod now represents a much smaller part of Apple's business, which led to it being pushed into the background in 2011.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook touring an iPhone production line at a Foxconn plant in Zhengzhou, China, via MIC Gadget.

    Apple's decision to launch a new iPhone just before the holiday buying season proved to be a successful strategy. The company sold a record 37 million iPhones during the December quarter, achieving 128 percent unit growth over the 2010 holidays.

    The latest report contradicts one from last week in which a different Foxconn employee suggested Apple could launch its next-generation iPhone in June. That person claimed Foxconn's Taiyuan factory was gearing up for an iPhone launch much sooner than October by hiring 18,000 employees.

    [ View article on AppleInsider ]

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  • Reply 25 of 26
    tusmitusmi Posts: 1member

    Some of you people are so stupid,


    • I've been there

    • The workers are happy and demanding

    • Small things are over blown, the worker are a bunch of 20 - 35 year olds there's always going to be  problems with young people looking for everything including love.

    • Apple will always come out with a new product every year!!

    • Foxconn's pay is one of the highest in the area's thier in!! people compete for a job there

    • Foxconn/Apple are in business to make MONEY not to create a new toys for you

    • Their only loyalty is to their share holders dumb bow

    • Chinese poeple would like an Iphone but they don't think it worth the money, they have and use everthing else

    • The biggest problem with Foxconn is the bathroom boy does it smell. LOL



    AND if would like me to build you an Iphone in the USA at USA pay the Iphone will cost you about $1500 for each phone. Oh and it will not have a lot of the features yu want.

  • Reply 26 of 26
    strat09strat09 Posts: 158member
    Sounds more accurate than the Sept 12 event rumor or Sept 21 Announcement Date, I expect the Launch date to be presented on Oct 5, and sold later 2 weeks after that date and Sept 21 for the event cards to be given out.
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