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iPhone 5 Debuts In October, Foxconn Recruiter Hints

The rumour mill around the new iPhone has already started its frantic spin. The previous rumours suggested that the release date for the sixth generation iPhone could be sometime in June.

Now, it seems that we have to wait until October to see the device, according to a Foxconn recruiter.

This information was published by South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper, where the report quotes the head of human resources, in Foxconn's Taiyuan factory.

Based on the recruitment policy in Foxconn facilities and the orders received from Cupertino headquarters, HR predicts that Apple will unveil the new iPhone in the fall. "We just got the order. It [the release] will be around October," said the source - leaving no room for interpretation.

He also confirmed that Foxconn is hiring "a large number of workers" to gear up for the mass production of the new Apple device.

An October release will be consistent with Apple's strategy to renew its line of smartphones, after a year. iPhone 4S was also released in October and has performed very well on the market, accounting for record sales.

Apple launched the iPhone 4S just in time for the holiday shopping frenzy and it proved to be a good move, which could be repeated, once more.

Source: Kotaku (opens in new tab)

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