Another Foxconn Employee Gives iPhone Release Deets; Disagrees With Previous One

There are conflicting reports coming from multiple employees at Apple  fetishists’ favorite concentration camp regarding the iPhone 5. Depending on which overworked and broken soul you ask, you’ll get a different answer.


This year, a new iPhone looks set to hit. The big question now is when it will be released: this summer or this fall. Late last month, a Japanese TV crew  filmed an interview  with a Foxconn recruiter, who said the phone would be out this June.
South Korea’s  Maeil Business Newspaper  begs to differ. According to a recently published article, the paper asked the head of human resources at Foxconn’s Taiyuan factory about the iPhone 5 release date. The human resources head apparently told the paper, “We just got the order. It [the release] will be around October.”

The original Japanese media’s report noticed that there were many Foxconn hiring notices throughout Taiyuan. The Foxconn factory that will apparently assemble the iPhone 5 is located there. The  Maeil Business Newspaper  reporter phoned the Foxconn factory in Taiyuan, and spoke to the H&R head. “Yes, it’s true we are hiring a large number of workers,” the human resources head told the paper.

Then, the reporter asked about the iPhone’s release date. As previously mentioned, the Foxconn employee said the company had just received the order, and the release date would be “around October.”