We're seeing more and more mockups and leak videos with each iteration of the iPhone and now we've got video of the 6. Or so they say. Who knows until the veil is lifted come September? But we do know one thing for certain, there are factories, known Apple partners, who are on hiring binges right now…
Now here's one of those reports that won't exactly come as a surprise: It's late June and Apple suppliers in mainland China are said to be recruiting new hires to assemble Cupertino's latest smartphone.
Do you remember where you were nine years ago? Some of us were probably sitting by our computers waiting for Google to invite us to join Gmail, the search giant's fledgling email service which has grown to be equally huge almost a decade later. And if that's not enough milestone for you, Roku has now sold its five millionth player since 2008! We've owned at least five of them during that time, so are you one of those who have the other 4,999,995?
Between labor unrest and the media spotlight on poor working conditions at its plants, Apple manufacturer Foxconn can't seem to get a break -- but it seems the biggest challenge is just making the iPhone at all.
The plight of workers at Chinese mega-factory Foxconn has haunted Apple -- and other electronics giants -- for quite some time now. Stories of employees leaping from the roof of the facility, allegedly in response to poor working conditions, are an ugly blemish on Cupertino's otherwise friendly image of Genius Bars and worker-centric office space. According to one analyst, Apple may have attempted to address the issue by subsidizing pay boosts at its Chinese manufacturing partner.