Mass production of a 4.7-inch successor to the wildly popular iPhone 5 series of smartphones will begin during the third week of July, Taiwan's Economic Daily News said, without citing sources. Production of a 5.5-inch version will begin during the second week of August, it said.
A China state run news service said Hon Hain is planning to hire 100,000 works to meet manufacturing demands for the smartphone, citing comments made by the chief of the Henan Provincial Commerce Department. This corroborates a report from last month saying the same thing.
Pegatron is also said to be hiring 10,000 workers to help in manufacturing of the phone.
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