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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