Apple CEO Tim Cook In China

We earlier reported about the accusations that Apple may be following improper labour practices to launch their product on time. As a response to this report, Apple have updated their supplier responsibility page stating that they are much concerned about the situation and the company is doing anything and everything that’s possible.

On the other hand preparations for Apple’s next gen iPhone is gearing up. According to latest reports from emirates 24/7, iPhone 5 is just around the corner and the company is putting 2 and 2 together to make 5, instead of 4.

MIC Gadget cite reports from The China Morning News:

“According to local news report, the factory urgently needs 20,000 more workers because Foxconn has already received orders for the production of iPhone 5”.

From this report, it can be said that the company is urgently looking for 20,000 workers at Foxconn. It seems that the company want to speed up the manufacturing process to release their product on time and they are doing everything they can to achieve their secret goals.

MIC blog also reported that:

“Foxconn will responsible for 85 per cent of the manufacture and about 57 million set have to be produce for each year. Advertisements for the recruitment will be posted across Taiyuan, and Foxconn will hold 20 recruitment sessions throughout the city. Taiyuan Foxconn will target to become the main manufacturing base for the iPhone 5”

Amidst all this, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook decided to take a tour to Foxconn plant in China which manufactures iPhone. Foxconn is responsible for supplying workers and factories for production of Apple’s devices like iPhones and iPads.  The new CEO is really concerned about the labour conditions at the factory. Not only that, but Tim Cook also sent an email to the staff that discusses the importance of on-the-job safety. The plant that he visited employs more than 120,000 people.

According to various rumors, next iPhone will spot a large screen (4.6 inches), new retina-display, as well as upgraded 4G LTE technology. Its worth noting that 4G is still not available in many countries around the world.

Do you think that iPhone 5 is just around the corner? For now we will wait and watch the show. We are actively keeping an eye over the company for any iPhone related news.