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iPhone 5 entering production soon?

iPhone 5 entering production soon?
iPone 5... or iPhone 6?

The iPhone 5 may be about to go into production over in China after it was revealed that Foxconn is recruiting more staff to work specially on the new handset.

A local news station in China has reported that the Foxconn factory, which makes the majority of Apple products, is "urgently" hiring 20,000 workers so it can start the production of the iPhone 5.

The same factory is currently experiencing worker strikes and the new recruitment drive may be a way to bring in a wave of new staff ahead of its important iPhone 5 production.

iPhone 5 is actually the sixth

Although we're dubbing it the iPhone 5, the next iPhone will actually be the sixth iteration of the popular handset – leading us to think we could see another 'new iPad' style name change – because Apple is just that darn unpredictable.

After the anti-climax of the iPhone 4S release last year, we're expecting big things from the next iPhone, as Apple needs to step up its game to tackle the incoming HTC One X, LG Optimus 4X HD and Samsung Galaxy S3.

Want to know what we reckon the next-gen iPhone could entail? See here:

We expect to see the iPhone 5 release date set for this later this year, in line with Apple's new annual product cycle.

From MICGadget via SlashGear

John McCann
John McCann

John joined TechRadar over a decade ago as Staff Writer for Phones, and over the years has built up a vast knowledge of the tech industry. He's interviewed CEOs from some of the world's biggest tech firms, visited their HQs and has appeared on live TV and radio, including Sky News, BBC News, BBC World News, Al Jazeera, LBC and BBC Radio 4. Originally specializing in phones, tablets and wearables, John is now TechRadar's resident automotive expert, reviewing the latest and greatest EVs and PHEVs on the market. John also looks after the day-to-day running of the site.