We mentioned a few days ago about production of the iPhone 5, as Apple’s primary manufacturer Foxconn is currently hiring up to 20,000 new workers in preparation. Well Japanese blog Makotakara have posted a video of a local TV crew asking a woman in a manned booth outside the Foxconn plant just why Foxconn are recruiting all of these people. To this the Foxconn employee replied that these were ‘something to do with the next iPhone in June’.
So maybe we will see a new iPhone at WWDC this summer? This is the first bit of news suggesting this for a long time but I wouldn’t hold your breath. Although Foxconn employees will have some idea of what’s being made, it’s very unlikely that all 100,000 of them would know the release day for the next iPhone. What’s most likely is that the recruiter actually meant that production would start for the next iPhone in June.
Whatever the case it’s exciting to see that the story of the next iPhone is already taking shape. I would still bet on seeing an Autumn/Fall time release date, but who knows maybe this employee has hinted at a June/July release date for the iPhone once again.