A key Taiwanese supplier of Apple's mobile devices plans to increase its workforce in China by as much as 40 percent this summer. Might Pegatron be gearing up to build a new budget iPhone?read more
Once again, news from a supplier is fueling rumors about Apple’s future product roster. This time it’s manufacturer Pegatron’s announcement that it will increase its number of workers in China by up to 40 percent in the second half of this year. The hiring blitz at the company, which produces iOS devices, has led to new round of speculation that a cheaper iPhone is in the works.
Apple is gearing up for the iPhone 5′s launch in China, tracking down all the necessary certifications it requires ahead of launch, and now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that China Telecom, the country’s third-largest operator, will offer it by early December, if not earlier, echoing statements made by Apple CEO Tim Cook.