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iPhone 5 to 'arrive in June' - rumour

Foxconn recruiter claims Apple’s sixth-generation is set for June launch

Apple's next-generation iPhone will launch in June, according to a recruiter working at a Foxconn factory in China.

The recruiter was filmed speaking about the iPhone 5 by Japanese TV Tokyo's World Business Satellite program, which was broadcast on Monday.

As pointed out by Apple Insider, when asked how many people the factory is going to hire, the Foxconn recruiter said: "We're looking for 18,000 employees... for the fifth-generation phone."

When asked if he meant the iPhone 5, the recruiter replied: "That's right. It will come out in June."

Though the next iPhone will be the sixth-generation, many people throughout the industry are currently still referring to it as the iPhone 5. It is thought, however, that the next iPhone will follow the naming conventions of the new iPad, scrapping numbers all together.

Foxconn is one of Apple's principle suppliers, but it is worth noting that it is unlikely Apple has officially revealed its launch schedule to factory workers.

An investigation by the Fair Labour Association has revealed "significant issues" regarding the treatment of workers at Foxconn's factories, resulting in the promise of reduced hours and improved pay from the company's chairman.


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