When it comes to the assembling of Apple’s products, like the iPhone or iPad, a couple of companies come to mind: Foxconn and Pegatron. Both companies have been responsible for putting together Apple’s series of iPhones in the past, so it doesn’t really come as a surprise that both companies could potentially be involved in getting ready to put together Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6.
The handset has been rumored for a release in the later part of the year and according to a report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, both Foxconn and Pegatron are starting to bring more workers on board to get ready to deal with the influx of orders coming their way from Apple. The report claims that Foxconn could hire as many as 100,000 additional workers over in China, which will apparently be the company’s single largest hiring spree.
Pegatron is also starting to ramp up their staff count, although there was no mention of how many new workers Pegatron could be looking to add to their assembly lines. However the report goes on to state that Pegatron is only expected to receive 30% of the orders, suggesting that the bulk of the orders will most likely be head Foxconn’s way, so there is a chance that Pegatron might not need as many new employees.
This makes sense as back in 2013, it was reported that Foxconn was responsible for the more premium iPhone 5s while Pegatron dealt with less-premium iPhone 5c. In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but like we said, assuming the release is pegged for later this year, it’s not a stretch of the imagination to think that both Foxconn and Pegatron are getting ready to get down to work.