New iPhone in October, according to Foxconn employee

Another week, another iPhone rumor: If you believe the head of human resources at Foxconn's Taiyuan factory, the iPhone 5 will make its debut around the month of October. This was originally reported by South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper and translated by Kotaku.

The recently published article quotes the anonymous head of human resources as saying that Foxconn "just got the order," and that the "release will be around October." The Korean newspaper article adds credence to his claim, noting that Foxconn's Taiyuan factory has recently been looking to hire many new people in anticipation of the increased production associated with a new iPhone.

However, this report conflicts with previous rumors, like the TV Tokyo interview with a different Foxconn recruiter, who said that June was the likely debut month for the new iPhone. Other rumors have indicated that the new iPhone will release in the broader fall season.

In any case, the iPhone line is due for a refresh, and June and October are both likely release windows, as the iPhone 4S debuted in October, 2011, while all previous generations debuted in either June or July. Only Apple knows when the official launch will be, and they'll share that information at a special event when they decide the announcement is ready, as usual.

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Needs a refresh? A much as i love Android, I don't think iPhone positively needs a refresh, just the os could perhaps do with some inspiration, rather than playing catchup with Android.

dancedar said,
Needs a refresh? A much as i love Android, I don't think iPhone positively needs a refresh, just the os could perhaps do with some inspiration, rather than playing catchup with Android.

I think it needs a re-design more than anything.. most people i know who own iphones it's all they want, they all stuck with iP4 because the IP4S looks the same, the specs doesn't really matter when the phone is already performing great.

Hey guys I have a prediction too!

Next iPhone will be released in October. The next one will be released the following October.

Next iPad will be released in March. The next one will be released the following March.

What do I win?

I just picked up the iPhone 4S because my 3GS was painfully slow and unresponsive. I will wait for the 5S until I upgrade.

"the anonymous head of human resources" - LOL...LOL...LOL

Everyone knows now he/she is the head of human resources at Foxconn. Tell me something, how hard do you think he/she will be to identify since we all now know he/she is the head of human resources at Foxconn?

LOL...LOL

Scorbing said,

Everyone knows now he/she is the head of human resources at Foxconn. Tell me something, how hard do you think he/she will be to identify since we all now know he/she is the head of human resources at Foxconn?
LOL...LOL

Do share the name with us then... as the rest of us don't even know whether male or female.

gb8080 said,

Do share the name with us then... as the rest of us don't even know whether male or female.

It's less about US knowing and more about Apple and Foxconn knowing.

GS:mac

Junes to early, another 2 months? October. Time to Upgrade for me then, its been the iphone 3G-4-5. Have a phone for 2 years, skipping the 'S' line of minor updates..